Robots by Eric Joyner

Pop culture collides in artist Eric Joyner’s paintings of robots, space rockets and monsters. Autobots battle Deceptacons in a grand arena, Robby the Robot plays the blues, Godzilla takes on King Kong and robots play, fight and contemplate life.

The Final Blow by Eric Joyner
Universe Car by Eric Joyner

You can check out more of Eric Joyner’s work via his website and please don’t forget to like Killer Kitsch on Facebook and follow me on Twitter @killer_kitsch for the latest geeky updates on current and retro movies, television, toys, games, art, anime and pop culture!

3 Robots by Eric Joyner
The Collator by Eric Joyner

“I was born in San Mateo, a suburb of San Francisco. My childhood was fairly uneventful, doing the usual things most kids did, reading comics (mostly Mad, Creepy, Eerie and newspaper comic strips), playing sports, and going to school, as well as drawing and painting.”

Just Another Day In LA by Eric Joyner

“In 2000, after years of painting other people’s pictures, I made the decision to only paint things that I liked. Four series of paintings of different subjects were started; they were: San Francisco urbanscapes, paintings of old newspaper cartoons characters, Mexican masks, and last but not least, Japanese tin (toy) robots.”

Sunken Treasure by Eric Joyner
Looking For Trouble by Eric Joyner

“Armed with a small collection of tin robots and spaceships I began painting them in earnest. In attempt to bring them to life without loosing their charm, I showed them where they belonged: outer space. By 2002 the paintings were looking good, but they still needed something to play off of… perhaps a nemesis.”

Fall Outing by Eric Joyner
Blues Machine by Eric Joyner

“After a month or so of searching for a ‘nemesis’ I had an epiphany while watching the movie ‘Pleasantville.’ In one of the scenes, Jeff Daniels paints a still life of…donuts. With thoughts of Wayne Thiebaud’s pastries always close at hand, it wasn’t difficult to see the battle scene of robots retreating from 300-foot tall donuts when I went to bed that night. The rest, as they say, is history.”

Too Many Choices II by Eric Joyner
Melee by Eric Joyner

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The amazing artwork of Kai-Xiang Xhong

Kai-Xiang Xhong, also known as 鍾凱翔 makes beautiful and imaginative things from usually disposable materials such as card, drinking straws and fruit. His constructs come in all shapes and sizes and cover diverse subjects including movies, TV, animals, dinosaurs and pop culture. I’ve picked out a few pieces, from his huge body of work, that call out to my inner geek.

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Cardboard Optimus Prime by 鍾凱翔 Kai-Xiang Xhong
Cardboard Optimus Prime by 鍾凱翔 Kai-Xiang Xhong

You can find more by 鍾凱翔 Kai-Xiang Xhong via his Facebook page and YouTube.

Card Optimus Prime by 鍾凱翔 Kai-Xiang Xhong
Card Optimus Prime by 鍾凱翔 Kai-Xiang Xhong

Card Optimus Prime by 鍾凱翔 Kai-Xiang Xhong

Cardboard Iron-Man by 鍾凱翔 Kai-Xiang Xhong
Cardboard Iron-Man by 鍾凱翔 Kai-Xiang Xhong
Cardboard Godzilla by 鍾凱翔 Kai-Xiang Xhong
Cardboard Godzilla by 鍾凱翔 Kai-Xiang Xhong
Drinking straws Alien by 鍾凱翔 Kai-Xiang Xhong
Drinking straws Alien by 鍾凱翔 Kai-Xiang Xhong

Drinking straws Alien by 鍾凱翔 Kai-Xiang XhongBanana Alien by 鍾凱翔 Kai-Xiang Xhong

Rubber Tubing Jack Skellington by 鍾凱翔 Kai-Xiang Xhong
Rubber Tubing Jack Skellington by 鍾凱翔 Kai-Xiang Xhong
Beetle specimens Mazinkaiser by 鍾凱翔 Kai-Xiang Xhong
Beetle specimens Mazinkaiser by 鍾凱翔 Kai-Xiang Xhong

My Little Pop Icons by Mari Kasurinen aka Spippo

My Little Alien by Spippo

Mari Kasurinen aka Spippo on Deviant Art produces highly detailed, and very limited, custom My Little Pony pieces that draw inspiration from movies, celebrities, historical figures and the pop culture world in which we live.

“I was very interested in the whole customisation phenomenon; how you can get anything done just for you.”

I have picked my favourite ponies from the collection for your viewing pleasure. Cthulhu, Jason Voorhees, Alien, Predator, Spock, Edward  Scissorhands and Godzilla are represented here in all their twisted Pony glory.

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My Little Alien by SpippoMy Little Predator by Spippo
My Little Spock by SpippoMy Little Scissorhands by Spippo
My Little Godzilla by SpippoMy Little Jason Voorhees by Spippo
My Little Chestburster by SpippoMy Little Cthulhu by Spippo