I prefer to think of him as Battle Pug’s Mike Norton.
It’s a good question! We’re open to it, I think, but it’s a question of our legal rights relative to each movie and title, since in a lot of cases, we may not have the required merch or licensing rights to profit off a movie’s logo, actor’s likeness, etc.
Battlepug wasn’t my thing, but yeah that seems to be a go-to for him.
I was more into Revival and his work on It Girl and the Atomics.
I forgot that he did It Girl. I love anything Mike Allred-associated.
Yeah, those are beautiful. Certainly better than they got when the films opened
I love the standees. They really liven up the “theater” vibe.
Can there be some plans made to have a gallery or showcase to visit those standees in the Gizmoplex? It would be a shame for them to disappear permanently as they rotate out for new events.
Funny that Max was reading Battlepug in this episode.
And the Atlantis standee looks rather Mike Norton-esque.
Speaking of art… are y’all enjoying the papermations? (is this Norton, or Glover?)
I’m loving the papermations.
I just want to collect all the ticket stubs and have them on my wall.
The new standees are, indeed, Mike Norton! And the papermation is neither Gary nor Mike, but another artist Joel worked with before the Kickstarter launched.
@optiMSTie posted this at the May Vault Picks thread. They are really cool (and pretty in red), so let’s add them to our art collection.
From the VHX site (from optiMSTie)
and how they look in the Gizmoplex cooler
Thanks for reposting my screengrab here, @JakeGittes!
And those aesthetics applied to the Gizmoplex cooler canisters are SHARP!
If at some point you made the papermations available as a digital download that would also be really cool. Especially if it inspired people to make their own versions of the intermissions.
I’ve collated them all (so far) into easily printable sheets here if it makes things easier!
Thinking of Mike Norton and Revival. In an issue of that series, Rifftrax and Manos were name-dropped, I always assumed this came from Tim Seeley, the writer, but I wonder if it was actually Norton who came up with the idea.
The riff projects got a little mixed up, because in a later panel the director of the movie within the comic mentions it being mocked by robots (as we know, Rifftrax didn’t have bots, that was MST)
The movie being talked about was Octopocalypse (not a real film) and the actor shown, bears a resemblance to Joe Don Baker.
Here’s that page, with Mike’s art. (click to see a larger image
I don’t suppose anyone else has been saving the Standee (and/or other theater) art?
I’ve been making efforts to save things, but it seems like I lost my brain for Sept. I didn’t save, or can’t find, the Standee art for Shape of Things to Come, or the dome and marquee art for the month (Or, not one that has Shape featured, at least.).
If anyone else grabbed them, I’d appreciate if you can share it. (provided it’s not a problem with MST3k-Staff).
Strange, I have all the standees saved except for Shape? How did I miss that.
The only shots of the dome I’ve saved was this one
Yeah, I have those, too, and the standees for Million Eyes and Super Dragon… was there just no Marquee or Standee for Shape?