Monday, August 29, 2011

Gamma Inspiration: Original Kirby Sketches

Here's some original artwork by the King of Comics himself posted over at Bleeding Cool. The top image is an unused cover that Kirby illustrated for Black Magic. Thought this would be a fitting tribute with yesterday being "Kirby Day" (his birthday).

Very cool!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Zardoz Video Game in 8-Bit, Intro

If only it were real. Pray to Zardoz that whomever made this decides to set up a Kickstarter project and finish it!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Punks of the Apocalypse: My Chemical Romance

I dig this music video from My Chemical Romance a la Mad-Max-on-SNL-Laser-Cats-production-values.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Aftermath Illustrations

Boing Boing has a recent post about some illustrations from an old Pageant magazine from the 50s. The artwork is great, even if the articles in the magazine are schlocky. Some of the other illios--which can be found on SF Weekly's website--are slightly disturbing, but the crazy piles of junk might provide inspiration for rubble in a campaign setting.

Check out SF Weekly for more images and their write-up about a truly goofy issue of Pageant.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Thundarr link round-up

What can I say about Thundarr that's not already been said? Nothin. But what I can do is provide a list of awesome Thundarr stuff that will make you wish you were 10 again. Feel free to suggest more links in the comments.

Click image to see a clip of the show's intro






Saturday, August 6, 2011

Casting Call: Alien Overlords

This has been bugging me for a while. I want to be able to visualize what these buggers look like so I can flesh out their stats and give them a proper backstory. I have some ideas for both look and how they should play, but I'm not so wedded to them that I couldn't update it if I was inspired by something really interesting. My only rule is no greys. They're just boring. Yes, they may have seeded our civilization with ancient knowledge about how to construct the pyramids. They're also bland. But that' doesn't mean all cliches are out. So let's start with the obvious--big, headed aliens.


I threw M.O.D.O.K. in there because, well, what the hay--he's freaky lookin'. Beholders are aliens. We all know it. And you've got to pay tribute to the martians. They're the ones who started it all!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Secret Japanese Pyramid Base!

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Everyone needs one. From Shōnen Magazine, circa 1967 for a Japanese TV program called The King Kong Show.

via Pink Tentacle.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Thundarr Presto Magix

If I had a time machine it would be set for 1981 and I would buy CASES of them. What are Presto Magix? They're like Colorforms where you'd use a pen to transfer the characters onto a battlefield--but full color and permanent. Plus you could "forget" to transfer a leg or a wheel and inflict cool battle damage. I had mostly Star Wars. Maybe a Transformers one, I can't remember. Here's the awesome background.

Thundarr looks awesome. I love that horned whale. What sets did you have?

Props to Branded in the 80s.

Monday, August 1, 2011