Jim Henson was the mastermind behind The Muppets, which has been a staple of American children’s upbringing and development for decades. The coolest part about them is that they aren’t exclusively interesting to children. Grown-ups have found their absurdist, burlesque and self-referential style of variety-sketch comedy enthralling. Designer Mike BaBoon has created this comprehensive depiction of many memorable Muppet characters from throughout the years (and he even threw in some not-so-memorable ones as well). Whether you’ve been a fan of The Muppets since you were in diapers, or just beginning to enjoy them in their current incantation from their seventh movie, The Muppets (written by Jason Segel), this periodic table of Muppets is enjoyable for all generations of Muppets fans. [Read more...]
No matter what you’re going through, there’s always someone out there who has been there before. For every pop culture icon with a problem, Chris Gerringer finds the perfect friend for them to lean on. The series, called I Know That Feel, Bro, shows us that even superheroes have bad days, but you’re never alone. If Beaker gets sad that he’s the only unintelligible Muppet, he can hug it out with Chewbacca, for he really does “know that feel, bro.” Maybe if Kermit the Frog had befriended The Incredible Hulk sooner, the classic song “It’s Not Easy Being Green” would have been a duet. Check out more illustrations by Chris Gerringer on DeviantART.
Steal from the rich and give to the fuzzy! Illustrator David Petersen has turned out some superb Muppet renditions of three classic fairytales: Snow White, Robbin Hood and King Arthur. Also included but not fairytale status: some Peter Pan swashbuckling. I think Kermit the Frog looks quite dashing as Robin Hood and Miss Piggy is a perfect evil queen from Snow White. For more of Petersen’s excellent work, including his award winning comic series Mouse Guard, see davidpetersen.net. [Read more...]