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September 30, 2011 5:48 AM   Subscribe

What if Smurfs were real? (via.) Be sure to check out Nate Hallinan's portfolio for additional coolness.
posted by cjorgensen (40 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
Real Papa Smurf
posted by chavenet at 5:55 AM on September 30, 2011


Makes me want to paint a sugar glider blue and put a mushroom on it's head
posted by Cerulean at 6:00 AM on September 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


Yikes.
posted by IvoShandor at 6:02 AM on September 30, 2011


This is why I burn down any forest I encounter.
posted by aramaic at 6:06 AM on September 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


I assume he based this on an overheard conversation about Smurfs, not actually seeing them, right?
posted by DU at 6:07 AM on September 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


I thought their hats were just hats and not mushrooms. Am I wrong? I am basing this on some of my French-language Schtroumpf comics I have from my childhood.
posted by ORthey at 6:10 AM on September 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


So, what you are telling us is that Gargamel is just a misunderstood guy with a mildew problem?
posted by GenjiandProust at 6:16 AM on September 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


His Marvel Super Hero Squad stuff kicks ass too, though I don't get the first one.

What struck me with the Smurf picture was there's a movie I'd go see.

I was also saddened there was no Smurfette to haunt my nightmares.
posted by cjorgensen at 6:18 AM on September 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


I thought their hats were just hats and not mushrooms. Am I wrong? I am basing this on some of my French-language Schtroumpf comics I have from my childhood.

Honestly, if you're relying on out of date secondary sources I don't see how you can expect to keep up with current cyptozoological discourse.
posted by howfar at 6:18 AM on September 30, 2011 [13 favorites]


OH MY GOD THE SMURFS WERE GRAY CAPS ALL ALONG

RUN

RUN

BEFORE FESTIVAL TIME

posted by ArmyOfKittens at 6:24 AM on September 30, 2011 [3 favorites]


This seems cooler than smurfs, to me.
posted by Wolfdog at 6:24 AM on September 30, 2011


His Marvel Super Hero Squad stuff kicks ass too

Will we never grow tired of cute Modoks?

I am fairly sure the answer is "no."
posted by GenjiandProust at 6:30 AM on September 30, 2011


Current Cryptological Discourse is actually the name of my daytime talk show.
posted by ORthey at 6:45 AM on September 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


I wanted more pictures. And a graphic novel.
posted by empath at 6:50 AM on September 30, 2011


Yeah, I wanted more too. I would love to see him do the actually smurf characters. I'd love to see some film shorts.
posted by cjorgensen at 6:56 AM on September 30, 2011


I would punt them. Hate that theme song.
posted by stormpooper at 7:01 AM on September 30, 2011


If smurfs were real? Poor poor Smurfette.
posted by arcticwoman at 7:24 AM on September 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


Makes me want to paint a sugar glider blue and put a mushroom on it's head

Ayuh. Must be Friday.
posted by Greg Nog at 7:34 AM on September 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


I would watch that movie so hard.
posted by ged at 7:35 AM on September 30, 2011


pure nightmare fuel
posted by PinkMoose at 7:35 AM on September 30, 2011


No doubt -- I never imagined my answer to "What if Smurfs were real?" would be "I'd never sleep again."
posted by MCMikeNamara at 7:41 AM on September 30, 2011 [3 favorites]


This depiction so far exceeds the original Saturday morning confection it's not even funny. Want more.
posted by 2N2222 at 8:04 AM on September 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


Well I think it's cute so there.
posted by saturday_morning at 8:04 AM on September 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


As long as you focus more on the mousy-ness of the picture instead of focusing on "OMG deformed Smurf!", it is kinda cute.
posted by charred husk at 8:07 AM on September 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


This is what I think of when I hear "Real Smurf"...
posted by mikelieman at 8:24 AM on September 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


I will never eat a mushroom again.
posted by Brocktoon at 8:28 AM on September 30, 2011


This is what I think of when I hear "Real Smurf"...

You don't think you will trick me into clicking on a link at work with that kind of lead in, do you?
posted by GenjiandProust at 8:54 AM on September 30, 2011


Washington Nationals team rookies dressed as Smurfs
posted by exogenous at 8:56 AM on September 30, 2011


I like this interpretation of The Smurfs better than the original.
posted by BurnChao at 9:34 AM on September 30, 2011


This looks better than the cartoon bodied but realistic-eyed and pored (!!) depictions of Smurfs that I've seen in adds for the live action movie. If you're going to give realistic texture to a Smurf, you might was well go the extra mile.
posted by Mister Cheese at 9:42 AM on September 30, 2011


As long as you focus more on the mousy-ness of the picture...

You mean, focus on the fact that it's a creature with a horrifying cranial fungus infestation?

No, that doesn't really help at all. It must be purged by fire.
posted by aramaic at 9:50 AM on September 30, 2011


This is at once awesome and terrifying.
posted by asnider at 9:50 AM on September 30, 2011


I didn't think it was that scary at all. Are you people scared of mushrooms in general?

Anyway the rest of his pictures were amazing.
posted by delmoi at 10:33 AM on September 30, 2011


I want this comic in the worst way, whatever it is.
posted by EvaDestruction at 10:35 AM on September 30, 2011


(Or perhaps I should say I want it to be a comic book, or a graphic novel, or to exist as a story in the real world in some form, pleasepleaseplease.)
posted by EvaDestruction at 10:39 AM on September 30, 2011


I want this comic in the worst way, whatever it is.

No doubt! It looks like Shadow of the Colossus + Resident Evil, and, judging by some of the other images he has, the narrative features a black female protagonist. Yep, sign me up.
posted by lord_wolf at 10:39 AM on September 30, 2011


I'm not scared of mushrooms, but the notion of melding of flesh and mushroom is... loathsome.

I wike his widdle whiskers, though.
posted by Specklet at 11:35 AM on September 30, 2011


This is all kinds of brilliant.

I assume he based this on an overheard conversation about Smurfs, not actually seeing them, right?

I assumed he did a kind of parody reverse-engineering of a real creature based on the assumption that the cartoons are anthropomorphized, the way animal cartoons usually are.
posted by George_Spiggott at 12:48 PM on September 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


I like the gas giant but it doesn't jive at all with my pre-adolescent mind's-eye depiction when reading Arthur Clarke's A Meeting with Medusa.

I would totally (attempt to) eat a smurf mushroom.
posted by porpoise at 2:07 PM on September 30, 2011


I would totally (attempt to) eat a smurf mushroom.

Whoa. That whole Gargamel thing suddenly makes sense!
posted by aramaic at 7:47 PM on September 30, 2011


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