I've got a veritable shitload of post ideas swimming around my head, bumping into one another, being rude to the other guests. Some are serious, others stupid, still more somewhere in between. But generally speaking, I'm in a period of artistic malaise. (This assumes the reader will be generous with his or her definition of 'artistic'.)
Thankfully, there are people like Dan LuVisi in the world, putting out art that's actually interesting. LuVisi's work reimagines some of our most beloved animated characters. His work is sort of a visual version of Bert and Ernie's 'Ante Up' mashup.
His three-part series of blog posts and prints, 'Grand Theft Otto', opens like this: "Otto would have never imagined Bart Simpson to bring him to this point in his life." It ends here:
Another entry begins, "Kermit sat at a diner alone, poking a floating fly in his stale coffee. He looked around, the diner absent aside from the hostess. She knew him, but wasn't fond, often annoyed by his insecure-comments and strange behavior. See, Kermit wasn't the amphibian he once was, as times had changed, and some stars faded away."
That one ends pretty poorly for someone who looks a lot like Gonzo:
LuVisi's prints are available for sale on his website. If you've ever wanted to see Fozzy Bear stand in for Javier Bardem's No Country for Old Men character, your long search is over.