ALIEN age 11
January 30, 2012 6:06 PM   Subscribe

ALIEN age 11 - an adaptation created by an underage artist based on the Alan Dean Foster novelization and a few stills, without having seen the actual film.
posted by Artw (23 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
Holy hell.
posted by cortex at 6:32 PM on January 30, 2012

This is brilliant.
posted by brundlefly at 6:40 PM on January 30, 2012

If I had a time machine, I'd go back to 1979 and tell this 11 year-old that people will be viewing and enjoying his work in the year 2012 via a global network of computers.

Then I'd kill Hitler.
posted by brundlefly at 6:43 PM on January 30, 2012 [9 favorites]

"underage artist" sounds really unnecessarily creepy.
posted by Saxon Kane at 6:55 PM on January 30, 2012 [1 favorite]

I've written of my Alien encounter. I never did anything cool like this, though.
posted by MrMoonPie at 6:56 PM on January 30, 2012

I heart his previous work...Star Wars, age 9.
posted by squasha at 6:58 PM on January 30, 2012

I'm up to Page 11.

From the comments "Panel 2 - these eggs appear to be in various stages of animated bounce."

I'm really enjoying this.
posted by panaceanot at 7:00 PM on January 30, 2012 [2 favorites]

Fantastic idea. I wish I hadn't destroyed my own lovingly-drawn Star Wars spoof in a fit of madness.
posted by rory at 2:34 AM on January 31, 2012

What weirds me out is the fact that his Ash looks a little too much like Pokemon Ash.
posted by seanyboy at 3:54 AM on January 31, 2012 [1 favorite]

Best of the web.
posted by Scoo at 6:43 AM on January 31, 2012

Oh, man - "mouseover to see the special edition version"!
posted by rory at 6:53 AM on January 31, 2012

You know, for a 9-to-11 year old child, there's some pretty good drawing in there. Did this person grow up to be an artist?
posted by Edison Carter at 7:22 AM on January 31, 2012 [1 favorite]

Apparently so.
posted by rory at 8:11 AM on January 31, 2012

Aw, shit. I thought this had already been posted to MeFi. It's really great though.
posted by klangklangston at 9:26 AM on January 31, 2012

The ending of Planet of the Apes (spoiler alert), drawn by a five-year-old (my son) who has never seen it.
posted by The corpse in the library at 8:33 PM on January 31, 2012

"underage artist" sounds really unnecessarily creepy.

I like it. Like you aren't legally allowed to be an artist until you're 18.
posted by RobotHero at 3:19 PM on February 1, 2012

Man, it is a crime that this wasn't already on the internet's radar, and it's really charming reading back through the writeups up until the most recent entry and seeing him joking about the lack of readership in that coping way you do with a languishing project with five readers.

I have to go back for Star Wars now.
posted by cortex at 10:23 PM on February 2, 2012

Aw, just got a lovely email:

Dear Arthur,
It seems that your teeny post about my comics on Metafilter have had an incredible effect! So I'm just writing to give a big thank you.

5000 people crashed into ALIEN site in one day and spilled over into the others. You must have quite a following! I had to move the sites to a better webhost because the load was too great (thanks for that :) Victim of my own success.

Anyway - thanks again. 9-11 year old me would be stunned!

Best regards and many thanks - again,
John White

posted by Artw at 8:10 AM on February 3, 2012 [1 favorite]

Art, just finding this. I was 13 when Blade Runner came out and without going to John's extent but similarly constrained from seeing the film, I certainly invented one on my own, fragments of wich are retained to this day. I will go into detail when we finally set a day at the cantina.
posted by mwhybark at 11:47 PM on February 15, 2012

Aliens - the kids cartoon
posted by Artw at 9:25 AM on February 16, 2012

More on Operation: Aliens.
posted by mwhybark at 12:50 AM on February 17, 2012 [1 favorite]

"Queen Alien Kid's Costume"?

Oh god. What in the hell?
posted by Artw at 10:43 AM on February 17, 2012 [1 favorite]

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