DC Comics Fan Art - The Joker Gets His Smile

This somewhat gruesome bit of fan art by Tov Mauzer shows the Clown Prince of Crime giving himself his trademark wide grin courtesy of a knife. The Glasgow smile wasn't part of the Joker's original look, but was added in the comics around 2008 (so around about the same time the Joker was shown with that look in the Dark Knight movie). While the focus of the image here is the knife in the mouth, my favorite bit is those crazy eyes. Source: DeviantArt - Become a Monster. Continue reading...

Alternate Smaug Designs From WETA

So, as is common in the movie industry, WETA considered a variety of different designs for Smaug before settling on what we got to see in The Hobbit movies. And designer Andrew Baker has posted a big batch of those designs on his blog under the heading Smaug Fails. Looking at what he has posted, I think it's safe to say that he's being self-deprecating on this one. Not all of the designs would have fit the style of the movie certainly. And some wouldn't have captured the right feel for Smaug.… Continue reading...

Disney Fan Art - Disney's Moulin Rouge

This image amuses me, mainly because I know there's going to be a reaction to it. Mashing up Moulin Rouge and Disney in the form of Mickey and Minnie Mouse is a bizarre sort of thing to do, but it's been very nicely executed by Mario Oscar Gabrielle. Source: Deviantart - Disney's Moulin Rouge. Continue reading...

The Akira Project - Fan Made Live Action Akira Trailer

For almost a decade and a half now there has been talk of a live action Hollywood adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira. A story that can justifiably be called a classic in two mediums (Manga and Anime). That adaptation has been awaited with a mixture of anticipation and dread (particularly with some of the ideas that were leaked). And yet it seems we are no closer to actually seeing such a film. Adapting Akira is not without it's problems. While the anime is in many way's brilliant it's also only… Continue reading...

Hobbit Cosplay - Thranduil

The way Peter Jackson chose to portray J.R.R. Tolkien's elves doesn't exactly match what I had in my head. But to be fair I'm not sure I could even verbally explain how I see them in my head, so that is asking an awful lot. More importantly cosplayer Abyssinian has really captured the look of captured the look of Thranduil from the Hobbit movies. Link: CosplayBlog. Continue reading...