Tag Archives: 2011

Superhero Swap

I am mighty. I have a glow you cannot see. I have a heart as big as the moon. As warm as bathwater. We are superheroes, men, we don’t have time to be charming. The boots of evil were made for walkin’. We’re watching the big picture, friend. We know the score. We are a public service, not glamour boys. Not captains of industry. Keep your vulgar moneys. We are a justice sandwich. No toppings necessary. Living rooms of America, do you catch my drift? Do you dig? — The Tick

I really cannot top The Tick when it comes to wordsmithery. I can only hope that my artwork in this 2011 superhero swap will be passed on an remembered for generations like a warm cozy sweater. Someday our descendants may need this sweater and reach for it and wear it, all warm and scratchy in the name of Justice!

The Tick

The Tick

I am, the Tick! Spoon!

As you can tell, I love The Tick, he is the comic spoof that is comically comical while maintaining it’s comic-ness. On this card, I captured the sublime moment where the Tick is talking to Arthur about finding a battle cry that will strike terror into the hearts of evil-doers while eating cereal. He look up at his spoon while and discovers the bettle-cry, Spoon!

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman ATC

What is there not to love about a scantily clad amazon princess that fights for justice with bracers, a lasso and an invisible helicoptor? I recall sitting in front of the TV screen at my friend’s house staring, dreamy eyed at the television at Lynda Carter’s portrayal of Wonder Woman. One of my childhood crushes.

Captain Hammer

Captain Hammer

Captain Hammer ATC

If you have been living under a rock and have not seen Joss Whedon’s Dr Horrible’s Sing Along Blog, then go and watch it without delay. In the show, Nathan Fillion stars as Captain Hammer, a super hero who is dull, stupid, egotistical, and strong. It is hilarious. I own the shirt.

Dub Dub

Dub dub ATC

Wendy Watson AKA Dub Dub

I don’t know how people other than myself watched ABC Family’s comedy show, The Middleman, based on the comic book series by the same name by Javier Grillo-Marxuach. I don’t think it was very many, which is a shame, like so many other shows I enjoy, it was cancelled. It is the story of a superhero known as the Middle Man who has had his technological assets subsidized by an unknown entity protect the public and fight evil. He hires Wendy Watson, a twenty something artist in a rut as his sidekick and adventures and hi-larity ensue. Wendy’s name is abbreviated to WW or “Dub Dub” and occasionally “Dubby”.

Dr Horrible’s Sing Along Blog

The Middleman: Episode 1

Tracy V. Moore Postcard Swap

I had fun with this 2011 postcard swap, even though I didn’t think I was going to.

My postcards became the examples for the swap!

A Message for You

A Message for You

The 4″ x 6″ postcards in this swap were meant to emulate the artwork of Tracey V. Moore.

Thinking of You

Thinking of You

I really didn’t have anything in mind when I made these, I just pulled out my Prismacolor Ebony pencil and started drawing.

Internet Meme Swap

Have you ever been Rick Rolled? Purchased a Bonzai Kitten? Done the Hampster Dance? Secretly replaced a motivational poster at work with a demotivational poster?

If you have, or at least know what I am talking about, then you have been on the inter-webs in the past ten years. These are things that started off small and were shared via email, text and webpage link until they became incredibly popular. This is the internet meme and in 2011, I participated in an ATC swap to celebrate them.

All Your Base Are Belong To Us

All Your Base Are Belong To Us ATC

All Your Base Are Belong To Us

I have said it before and will say it again, I love playing video games. Back before the golden era of video games, when console gaming involved only four buttons or less, Japanese video game translations left much to be desired. This was very evident with the game Zero Wing which spawned the internet phenomenon, All Your Base.

They Took Your Kidney Charlie!

They Took Your Kidney Charlie ATC

They Took Your Kidney Charlie

I will admit that I hated Charlie the Unicorn the first time that I saw it. But it grew on me, like a shiny candy coated tentacle of death seeking my internal organs. Now I have put a bananna in my ear and all of my troubles have disappeared.

I Can Haz Cheezburger?

I Can Has Cheezburger ATC

I Can Has Cheezburger?

Everyone who has ever been on the internet knows that people on the internet love cats. It is an unexplained yet well known phenomenon. Just look at LolCats, which exploded onto the internet years ago and is still a popular destination of lovers of cat related humor.

The Bed Intruder Song

Bed Intruder Song ATC

Bed Intruder Song. Hide your children, hide your wife.

Taking a crazy off-color YouTube video and adding autotune.

Charlie The Unicorn

Zero Wing Intro: All your base

Firefly Swap

Back in the summer of 2011, I participated in a swap with a theme of Joss Whedon’s cult space western, Firefly. I, like many of it’s other fans, loved this show and am saddened by the fact that there are so many horrible shows on TV, yet this show was cancelled so quickly. Thankfully, Serenity was made to add some sort of conclusion to the series.

Inara

Inara

Inara Serra is a registered companion, or courtesan, who rents a shuttle on Serenity, the ship that the show follows. She adds a level of respectability to the otherwise ragged crew of smugglers, mercenaries and folks running from the law.

Kaylee

Kaylee

Kaylee Frye is the country girl turned ship’s mechanic keeps the firefly class ship up and running. She is a tomboy, but has a soft side as well as we see in the episode with dress and in her continuing failure to catch the eye of the ship’s doctor, Simon.

Mal

Mal

Malcom Reynolds owns and captains the ship Serenity. He is an honest outlaw and likable rebel, cut from a cloth an similar to Star Wars’ Han Solo. He is played by Nathan Fillion, AKA Captain Hammer or perhaps you know him as Rick Castle.

Jayne

Jayne

Jayne Cobb is the no good cutthroat outlaw that you can’t help but like anyway. Played by Adam Baldwin who is another familiar face that you will know if you are a watcher of anything awesome.