Tubular senses tingling!
Artist Dean Fraser, most notably known for his blog of characters drawn in Simpsons style (Springfield Punx) has something cool cooking up. While not his own creation, the idea was too good not to talk about. “A young artist named Gerardo recently sent me a neat drawing of his (The American Turtle) based on a story that he and a friend are working on,” Dean explains. “They call it “Marvel Mirage”; a mash-up of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Marvel characters.” He continues with, “[Gerardo] gave me descriptions of the other characters and asked me if I would do up some SP style images for them. I don’t always do this, but I remembered the fun I had at 14 with this kind of thing, so I was more than happy to play around with it myself and throw something together.”
Okay, now who didn’t do something like this growing up. Especially like me, a progeny of the early 80′s. From left to right we have the Iron Turtle (makes sense since Donatello was the brains of the operation), the American Turtle (Leo was always the leader), Shellowine (Raph was the hothead and sometimes the jerk), and Shellpool (perfect fit with Mike being the wisecrack). A better and bigger image of the brothers can be found here.
Though the mash-up doesn’t stop there. Dean posted a follow-up with another creation: Shredneto, and yes, that is exactly who you think it is.
So, I can’t help but wonder who Splinter or April or even Kang could be paired and mixed with. Though if Baxter Stockman would be paired with the Lizard, you could have “Dragonfly”.
See what I did there?
Be sure to also check out Dean’s blog for tons of cool Simponsque art.