|This is one of my favorite pictures in here...Velma, with her Yes t-shirt, a 1967 Firebird, and Scottsdale's Camelback Mountain in the backround.|
Yes, Oscar the Grouch made the mistake of bringing up the fact that Ernie once shined shoes; it was a mistake that would prove to be fatal for him. And Ernie always had that quick temper. He was brutally killed right there in the bar, and Bert even helped him do it. Oscar's body was buried in the woods in upstate New York on a foggy night. But this in itself would prove to be a fatal mistake, as Oscar was a made-man, a member of an Italian crime family. Years later, when it came time to bring Ernie into the mob, he was wacked - and there was nothing anyone could do about it. Bert and his friends would just have to sit and take it. And to think that poor Big Bird tried to diffuse the situation before it went too far...
This picture came about one night when I had just watched the iconic scene from "Goodfellas" where gangster Billy Batts was killed, and then stumbled across some pictures of Sesame Street on dA; most notable was this fantastic picture that I'd seen before gulliver63.deviantart.com/art/… . One thing led to another, and the two images were mashed together. I was also amazed at how the characters blended into their roles so well. If someone out there hasn't seen the death of Billy Batts, here it is www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeL8EY… . When I first put together the pencil sketch, I burst out laughing. I still think it's one of the funniest projects I've ever done. I'll bet that no one has ever drawn Bert doing a Bob DeNiro. Anyway, that Sesame Street sure has gone downhill since the mob moved in.
I own neither of these two franchises.
Marge glanced on in horror as she soon found herself surrounded by copies of herself.
"I don't know who any of you are, but I'm Marge Simpson of Springfield."
One of the Marges, this one in more of a military uniform, spoke up. "I have no idea who you are, but when the Dear Leader finds out that you've kidnapped one of his top scientists...consider yourself an enemy of the state!"
The one in tie-dye then spoke. "I think it's just so freaked-up that all of us Marges are here in one room...sort of a harmonic convergence, man..."
Marge then heard a squeaky high-pitched voice come up from the floor. "I was in my kitchen...what the hell is this - Land of the Giants?"
Marge turned to Professor Frink. "They keep coming..."
Frink looked puzzled. "Oh dear...I was afraid of this. According to my calculations, this area of time-space will be completely filled with Marges in approximately 101 minutes."
The stocky Marge just smiled, and offered a bowl of cheesy poofs...
Here it is, a gaggle of Marges. kaspired.deviantart.com/ got to see the beginning sketches to this the other night, and the ideas were all over the place. I got the inspiration from my favorite Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Parallels" where the Enterprise was suddenly encountering a gob of other Enterprises, all from different parallel universes. One of the ideas I kicked around was to have several of the Marges be from other countries; I still want to do one from India, as I've done this one from Japan gulliver63.tumblr.com/image/14… . I finally settled on four universes: the Universe of Evil, the Hippie Universe - seen in Futurama, the Big-Boned Universe, and, of course, the Lilliput Universe. And remember that more are popping in by the minute.
The Marge in the tie-dye dress spoke to the military Marge. "We live in a commune...me and my old man Homey. it's really beautiful."
"I was conscripted into the military at 18. Get a job..."
All Simpson characters are the property of Matt Groening.
Current Residence: Indianapolis, home of pretty cars and fast women...
Favourite genre of music: Euro Rock (I guess they call it Prog Rock?)
Favourite photographer: Joe Testagrose
Favourite style of art: Pen and ink cartoons
MP3 player of choice: ipod
Favourite cartoon character: Amy Wong, Turanga Leela, Morgan Proctor
Personal Quote: "Never just settle for anything or anyone"