One of my favorite things to do here on the site is feature independent artists. I think it’s important to support creativity in any way possible. Whether it be a simple compliment when something speaks to me, purchasing prints, or a small feature or shout-out here on the site, I try to do whatever I can to encourage people who follow their passion and put themselves out there. There is one particular designer/illustrator who is near and dear to us here at Monkey in the Cage…
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Hey boys and girls! Do you know what time it is!?! It’s time to drop everything your doing and pay attention, dammit! Someone lost the keys and let the Monkeys out of their cage again, so now they have license to say and do whatever they want to your ears! Join us this week as we talk about whatever we please, but be warned, this one is a good one! We’ve got everything from deep personal questions and revealing answers to off the wall insanity and John Travolta. So, make sure your “Brazilian” is recent, pay attention to your surroundings, and be ready to laugh out loud as we bring you a whole new episode of Monkey in the Cage!
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Super Emo Walter from The Big Lebowski by JSalvador
Oh, hey! It’s me again. I know, I know two posts from Karen while she’s on vacation?! What the heck? Well, I’m doing Ramses a solid and covering for him while he works out some creative blocks. His vacationitis is worse than mine.
There’s no doubt that Matt & Robert are both “super emo” without us so here’s some amazing art by JSalvador to get you all over the hump. See more heartbreaking adorableness after “the jump.” Continue reading
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Mattel Polly Pocket DC Villains Set- 2012 Comic Con Exclusive
Whilst perusing the interwebz yesterday, I happened upon the announcement of some of the Comic Con Exclusives that will be offered this year. I was giddy to see both the DC Polly Pockets and the Mattel Tiny Titans toys.
Mattel Tiny Titans, Death- 2012 Comic Con Exclusive
Then I realized that my ass will be stuck outside the Convention Center– badgeless. So unless I can convince some unwitting convention-goer to obtain these awesomely cute items for me, I am out of luck. Then I remembered that I am great at finding unique items and that Etsy is my best friend.
Behold, friends! Prepare for geeky cuteness that you can purchase right here, right now! That take, “Exclusivity!”
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One thing I really love about the internet is how easy it is for artists of all mediums to share their work. The unveiling of our new logo yesterday inspired me to feature the works of some great artists here on our site to help spread the artistic love.
Spider-Man by Dennis Salvatier
First, is the work of Dennis Salvatier. Yes, the same designer of our awesome new logo! You can check out all of his work over at Salvatier Studios or his deviantART page. All these prints are currently being sold in a mini set for only $15.00!
Harley Quinn & Catwoman both by Dennis Salvatier
The next two sets I found over at The Mary Sue. They feature stories that make the geek girl in me proud.
Darth Vader & Luke Skywalker by Ingrid Aspock
Chief Brody & Jaws by Ingrid Aspock
The hug it out motif was a special Christmas Peace set released by Ingrid Aspock. You can view the rest of the set at Ingrid Aspock’s site.
Finally, this set by Danny Haas features several iconic super heroines caught between their super identity and their cover identity or real identity.
Diana Prince/Wonder Woman & Kara Zor-El/Supergirl both by Danny Haas
Barbara Gordon/Batgirl & Selina Kyle/Catwoman both by Danny Haas
I really enjoy these because they speak to the duality of women or I suppose that bi-polar personality that some women are accused of having. Either way I like the style and found them rather unique. The artist is selling these prints for about $18.00 each at his site.
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