My daughter is such a big fan of the card game Exploding Kittens, that she made her own custom buttons! It’s a fun game with hilarious artwork created by The Oatmeal. She loves it so much that she recently saved up her allowance (ironically, mostly earned from scooping kitty litter) to purchase the latest expansion pack. She loves playing it with her little brother as well, but they mostly just throw out the rules and play it like Go Fish. Nothing better than hearing: “Got any Hairy Potato Cats? No. Go fish.”
Tombstone is the greatest western ever made. Hands down. End of discussion. It’s a crime that Val Kilmer wasn’t even nominated for an academy award for his portrayal of Doc Holliday. Both him, and Kurt Russel as Wyatt Earp, are at top of their games in this film. It’s gritty, it’s powerful, it’ll literally make you stand up and cheer.
There’s certain movies than can always bring you back to a very specific point in your life. Breakfast Club is one of them for me. Early 20s, not much direction, going out late with my friends, and every night I’d crash on my buddy’s couch and throw in Breakfast Club on VHS.
This is my ode to the school of learn-ed wizards, witches and magic with a scientific twist. I wanted this poster to feel like an aging tapestry or flag, one perhaps that would be hung form the walls of a biology room. The images are the type that would be found in a environmental journal or field guide around the turn of the last century. The scientific practicality of the sketches and the “latin” names of the animals is a nice juxtaposition to the world of magic and mystery that these animals represent. Gryffinium Dorus, Slythernius Serpentes, Huffeles Puffeles & Ravenus Clawdius.
There was a trend in the 80’s to make dark and creepy movies just for kids. Beloved then and now, but completely off the wall and totally traumatizing. These movies turned our nightmares up to 11, and that’s how we loved it.
This was a poster request from my daughter. Being an 80’s child, I’d missed the Pokemon craze. To my daughter though, this was her world. Now, Pokemon was around long before she was born, but to a child, anything that came before you were born was ancient. Pokemon, the Renaissance, cave paintings, you can lump them all in together.
Red Dwarf had a huge comedic influence on my life. Probably more than it should have… definitely more than it should have. Frankly, anybody that doesn’t like Red Dwarf is just a big Smeg Head in my book. I remember stumbling upon the very first episode of Red Dwarf entirely by accident.
Come with me
And you’ll be
In a world of pure imagination
Take a look
And you’ll see
Into your imagination
This poster is in honor of my top 4 geeky loves. I love minimalist posters, and I was trying to get to the essence of each group. We could argue forever who the most powerful character is throughout all these universes, but this poster represents what it means to be a sci-fi and fantasy nerd. Each universe strongly stands alone and is defined by it’s own rules and lore, but they all proudly live together harmoniously inside of each and every geek.
All these years later, and Bloodsport is still one of my favorite movies. This was early Van Damme, when the splits weren’t yet so creepy and his dialogue delivery was always an adventure. It was constantly on basic cable when I was growing up, so I can tell you every ridiculous line by heart.