Saturday, February 16, 2013

Radioactiveman 183

I'm paying two tributes. One: Batman. Two: The Simpsons.

The Simpsons episode “Radioactive Man” from season 7 is possibly my favorite of the series. It’s the episode where Hollywood invades the town of Springfield to film “Radioactive Man” The Movie, and surprisingly Millhouse wins the part of the sidekick, “Fallout Boy.”

 For a while, I wanted to draw a sort of crossover or homage with Radioactive Man and Fallout Boy and an old issues of Batman and Robin comics. Of course, I thought about Batman issue 9 with the famous pose of Batman and Robin hit with a spotlight. Then, I found issue 183 where the cover pays reference to the Batman 60s TV series. In the cover, Robin is answering the Bat-Phone and alerts Batman they have to go out and solve a crime. But Batman, overworked, just wants to take the night off to watch his own TV show.

I thought this would work perfectly with the “Simpsons” humor, and have Millhouse and Rainier Wolfcastle as Radioactive Man and Fallout Boy in the same situation except watching the TV series they are featured in.

“My Eyes! The goggles do nothing!”

11x14in Bristol board, ink.

Colored art : Crayola pencils and Prismacolor markers on card stock paper which gave a nice faded comic book art look.

The Politics Of The Next Dimension...

..."Do ghost have civil rights?"

This is a companion piece to the homage of the Ghostbusters magazine cover I did. I colored it and substituted the generic ghost with Slimer instead (yay, big fan).

Of course the challenge lays in adapting Smiler to the specific style of original cartoonist’s caricatures. I don’t know if I was successful? Hopefully the ugly little spud doesn’t look too out of place. I definitely was inspired by his design in the “Real Ghostbusters” cartoon.

“We came, we saw, we kicked its ass!”

Done on 11x14in bristol, ink, copic markers.

The October 1984 Issue Of The Atlantic

This was a long time in the making, and I finally got around to drawing it…

What you are looking at here is a recreation/homage to the magazine cover that slides across the screen during the Ghostbusters “who ya gonna call” montage (you know the one, the series of chips played to the title song).

Ghostbusters is probably one of my top 5 comedies of all time, I quote it daily.

“Step aside, please. Class Five full roaming vapor coming through!”

Done on 11x14in bristol, ink.