Mattycollector Backgrounds

Whenever I see a cool background on a website, I immediately try to find a way to download it. Here are two I pulled off Mattycollector – one is the background for the ad for the Filmation sub, and I can’t remember where I found the other one. They might make for some cool diorama […]

Illustrating Voltron

Using the coloring technique shown in the “Illustrating Skeletor” guest post by Phil Reed, I spent a couple hours over the weekend turning this: into this: I need more practice, obviously. But it’s pretty fun, and works particularly well with robots like this. Also: this is rapidly becoming one of my favorite action figures ever.

Poe, in Meejit Form

Artist and talented Poester Happymonkeyshoe has created this awesome Poe “meejit.” What’s a meejit, you ask? I asked too. Here’s what HMS said: It’s just what I call my style and collection. Basically it’s chibi, but I don’t think it’s cute enough to be called that so I named them meejitz, just a play on […]

Illustrating Skeletor

I recently posted a rough guide to battlegrip.comĀ  in which I outlined a process I’ve been using to create digital illustrations by pulling photos into Photoshop (or the free GIMP program). That rough guide sparked questions that, to properly explain, led me to create a new illustration. While trying to come up with a cool […]

Aquaman vs. Mer-Man

As many have pointed out, the art for the new DC vs. MOTU 2-packs is rather unimpressive. For example, here’s the Aquaman vs. Mer-Man art: It’s just not very good. Aquaman’s right hand looks oddly twisted, his spear is an inch thick, Mer-Man sword is too narrow and the blades are parallel rather than inclined, […]


Jason Week, artist, dinosaur enthusiast, and creator of the great webcomic Billy the Dunce, has sent along this awesome take on my Halloween logo. If I’m not mistaken, this is my first official piece of unsolicited fan art! Be sure to check out Jason’s site, and follow him on Twitter.

Mer-Man by Baena

I don’t visit Baena’s blog nearly often enough, because I completely missed his beautiful update of the original Mer-Man card art. Imagine if art like this was on the back of all MOTUC packaging? On a related note, you can buy a copy of this lovely Four Horsemen-themed poster, also by Baena, at Store Horsemen.

Gygor Attacks!

You’ll see this guy start showing up in the “Post a Comment!” rotation pretty soon, but MechaShiva came through on this guy with such badassery I just had to offer you a larger version. (Click the image to see it.) Of all the 2010 MOTU figures, I think I’m most excited about Gygor. Ask anyone–I […]

The Winter Warlock by MechaShiva

MechaShiva made this image for the site–I haven’t figured out how to use it yet, but I wanted to make sure you all got a chance to check out his awesome artwork. The Winter Warlock is probably my favorite Rankin-Bass character. I still can’t believe they made an action figure of him…all I need now […]