August 11, 2008 12:37 PM   Subscribe

Springfield Punx. In his spare time, Dean Fraser Simpson-izes pop icons and posts them on his blog. Some examples include Batman, Moth Man, Donnie Darko, and Tobias Fünke.
posted by jabberjaw (12 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Seems a little thin at this point, but I like what's there. Every time I see a real world person drawn as a Simpsons character, I'm amazed at how easy it is to capture someone with just a few important details.

Still, this also reminds me of just how frustrating that "Simpsonize Me" thing that came out last summer was. That should have been mankind's coolest invention, and instead it was a buggy, slow, ultimately unsatisfying piece of Burger King crap.
posted by SpiffyRob at 12:45 PM on August 11, 2008

I think he just drew the ninja turtles as opposed to "simpson-ized" them.
posted by puke & cry at 12:55 PM on August 11, 2008

BSG Simpsons
posted by smackfu at 12:55 PM on August 11, 2008

Hmmm. This is much more interesting than my idea of XKCD-izing pop icons. Back to the drawing board.
posted by buriednexttoyou at 1:03 PM on August 11, 2008

Here's to Lee Iacocca, and his failed experiment, the DeLorean.

Whoops, that's a quote from The Office. Aren't there any BTTF-related Simpsons quotes?
posted by hifiparasol at 1:04 PM on August 11, 2008

Homer Simpson Euro
posted by drjimmy11 at 1:05 PM on August 11, 2008

The really interesting thing about some of these, like Doc in the Back To The Future one linked above, is how they don't look quite like Simpsons characters; they're too expressive, and go just a bit beyond the standard level of detail for The Simpsons. That's kind of neat to watch -- a dude trying to rein in his natural tendency to make his art convey a certain character type and emotional state, in service to another cartoonist's aesthetic, but traces of his individuality are still visibly leaking out.
posted by Greg Nog at 1:33 PM on August 11, 2008 [1 favorite]

I guess his Ignatowski is ok, but where's the rest of the cast of Taxi?
posted by billyfleetwood at 1:42 PM on August 11, 2008 [1 favorite]

See also...
posted by billyfleetwood at 1:44 PM on August 11, 2008 [1 favorite]

@ hifiparasol: I've gone back to the time when dinosaurs weren't just confined to zoos!
posted by jabberjaw at 5:17 PM on August 11, 2008

Just realized that he did late show hosts, but left out Craig Ferguson. Points off.
posted by jabberjaw at 7:03 PM on August 11, 2008

so... what exactly is 'punx' about this?
posted by dunkadunc at 7:47 PM on August 11, 2008

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