Every single Mario ever made: collected here is what Mario looks like in every single game that has ever featured Mario. Scroll down to see a timeline view of Mario. His initial appearance was in the Donkey Kong arcade game of 1981, at which time he was called Jump Man. This includes every Nintendo gaming system, including rare ones such as the Game and Watch, Virtual Boy, and Stellaview. If you like this, check out the Evolution of Zelda and Link .
These are totally rad!
OK, if you're lucky enough to have never heard of the Birthers, I'm jealous. They're people who believe, against all evidence (and reason) that Obama was actually born in Kenya, and thus ineligible to be president of the USA. For example: The problem is that various politicians have given at least token support to their claims, and Lou Dobbs has also decided to promote the claim on his show. Over a week ago, Jon Stewart mercilessly mocked Dobbs and the Birthers in general:
The child superheroes that inhabit the illustrations of New Haven, Connecticut-based artist Christopher Uminga can best be described as “emo.” Pretty much the furthest emotion you would attribute to their adult versions, which makes Uminga’s work that much more interesting. (Aloof, pensive and depressed are probably also appropriate adjectives for them.) We stumbled upon his booth at New York Comic Con and immediately coveted this contemplative Hulk print (among other works). Alas, we failed to make the impulse purchase, and by the time we returned on Sunday he’d already sold out.
We came across the work of Brooklyn-based comic illustrator and self-described “international playboy” Cliff Chiang at New York Comic Con last weekend. While we ended up buying a set of his printed cards depicting various female superheroes as retro pinup girls (shown below), this image of The Teen Titans channeling The Breakfast Club is still our favorite. Also included after the jump are two more of Chiang’s album cover mashups — Batgirl and Batman acting out Prince’s Purple Rain and Elektra as the Irene Cara character from Flashdance. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find the artist responsible or if these posters were available for purchase. However, I did find some really fascinating Star Wars items, including a gigantic, room-sized mural of all the Star Wars characters , a 6 foot Storm Trooper decal , a beautiful canvas print of the original Star Wars characters , and the Turkish placard for Empire Strikes Back . UPDATE: Artists for the below posters include Mike Kungl , Cliff Chiang , Joe Corroney , and Dane of Monkey Minion . For the Imperial Forces:
Art , Featured — By BB Admin on July 28, 2011 12:00 am A short time ago on a website not so far away… It is a period of creative chaos. Rebel crocheters, striking forth from Etsy, have won the hearts of Star Wars fans in a reconciliation between a complete lack of functionality and mind-jarring cuteness.
Sillof created these awesome custom action figures which restyles your favorite Star Wars characters into samurai-inspired creations. If you’re the type of person who draws references between Star Wars and Imperial Japan, not only do we feel slightly sorry for you, but you’ll be in heaven with these awesome action figures. Pictured above is R2-D2. Can you guess the rest? I’ll give you a hint. Jar Jar was not included.
In The Spotlight is a weekly showcase of art created with a particular iconic character in mind. These characters, fictional or real, are from famous literature, film, or various other forms media. What they all have in common is that they have an impact on artists and provide them with inspiration. Enjoy a new showcase every Friday! Ivan Tao