Wednesday, May 21, 2014

May Art Roundup: Iron Giant, Fifth Element, Beetlejuice, & More!

Who's ready for another round of geeky art goodness?!

Here are my favorite finds this month:
 

 Monkey Minion Press has a fun, punchy style with bold colors perfect for posters:


Most of their 12x18 prints are just $20, too. Nice!

I thought this one would be great in a pirate-themed nursery:

 "Pirates For All Seasons" 12X18 print, $20 

Next, an elegant owl for my steampunk friends:

"Baron Von Hoot" mini canvas print on wood, only $10!

TEN DOLLARS? That's it? C'mon, now. 
(Check the link for more creepy/cute art, too.)

Of course, sometimes art is meant to be BIG:
 Star Wars X-Wing Fighter by Media Graffiti Studio, big18x24 canvas print, $100

This would look awesome over your couch, admit it.

But if you need something a little smaller:

Millenium Falcon, 8.5X11 print $30

Really, really digging that watercolor style.


I still haven't seen My Neighbor Totoro (THANKS NETFLIX), but I'm *THIS CLOSE* to buying this art set anyway:

My Neighbor Totoro set by Big Bad Robot, 11X14 prints, $38

It's perfection. The colors, the lines, all of it. LOVE.

And speaking of love, check out this 'dorable dragon goodness:

Dragon's Dinner Party by Eric Proctor, aka TsaoShin

SO CUTE.


No prints available, but Eric encourages everyone to download the big version for a wallpaper. Nice!

And while we're at it, check out Eric's Toothless & Stitch, dressed as each other!

Ack! This level of cuteness could be weaponized! (Look at the scarf!)
Again, no prints, but you can download the big version here for a wallpaper.

[Correction: You CAN buy prints of this one here on TsaoShin's Society6 page! Yay!]


I seriously need this Iron Giant poster:

The Iron Giant, LE 13X19 print, $25

Need, I say.

And while we're talking movies that don't have enough fan art, how about a little Fifth Element?

Korben Dallas by Digital Theory, 11X17 print $22

And Beetlejuice?

Beetlejuice Poster by The Pixel Empire, various size prints starting at $18


Or The Last Airbender?
The Last Airbender Tribute by Melissa Pagluica, 11X17 print $15

Actually, I've only watched the show, not the movie. And I've been told to keep it that way. ;) (Amazon Prime has the first season of Legend of Korra on streaming, btw, and it is mind-blowingly perfect. WATCH IT.)

Disney villains as cute toddlers? Aw, well, if you insist:


Disney Little Villains by Vivianne du Bois, individual prints start around $16


I've been a fan of Pinky Toast for ages, and while her style is more creepy/kitschy than geeky, I thought you guys might like her tattooed boxer girl:

Bravo Boxer by PinkyToast, 11X14 print $34

And finally, I'd be remiss if I didn't mention Karen Hallion's latest princess mashup, which has just about made the internet explode - and with good reason!

Leia's Corruptible Mortal State, 12x18 print, $35 
(There's also a larger poster size.)

Star Wars meets The Haunted Mansion? YES, PLEASE. 

(Sometimes Karen posts process videos of her work, and it's positively hypnotizing. I could watch her draw all day!)

Ok, gang, you know the drill: comment below to be entered in my monthly art give-away! The randomly selected winner will have his or her choice of prize from my Pinterest Art Give-Away Board, which I update every month with more selections. I'll announce the winner in my very next post, and yep, I'll ship anywhere. Happy commenting!

The give-away has ended, and our winner is Rose Dolphin! Congrats, Rose, and please e-mail me to claim your prize!

721 comments:

  1. Buy totoro trust me you will watch it again and again totally worth the $20

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    1. I second this. It is my kids favorite movie for good reason, though I really love the art in Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke. We have a whole slew of the Miyazaki movies that they haven't seen yet that I am hoarding, so beware, you will get addicted quickly.

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  2. My Etsy favorite shops gets fuller with every art post.

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  3. Me Me Me, pick me! Oh, was that too over-enthusiastic? Sorry.........:( Love your blogs, they are always the first thing I check every morning when I log in.

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  4. I really wish there was more Last Airbender art out there. And yes, you are correct, do NOT see the movie. Horrible.

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  5. Looove the Totoro prints. Great collection this month!

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  6. Pick me pick me! :D Great roundup this month! I especially love the X-Wing canvas.

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  7. I just spent last weekend at the CONsole Room Doctor Who convention in Minnesota. I actually did a simple cosplay -- thanks for sharing your mom's pix, cuz that gave me the courage to give it a whirl (since I'm more of her generation). I was Harriet Jones, Prime Minister, and when I asked a 10th Doctor for a picture, his response was "what did I do now?" and his friend said "brilliant".

    I'm going to step it up for next year and maybe even do the Masquarade.

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  8. Oh my gooses!! The little villans are killing me with the cuteness!

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  9. Ack. Those disney villain toddlers! Too cute!

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  10. Yeah! Art! Enjoying your latest roundup! Thanks!

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  11. In the Pirate for all Seasons print, I love how the tentacle's only there in spring and fall...like the sea monster only comes up during the months of amazing weather, hiding away when it's too hot or too cold. Smart sea monster. :)

    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  12. You find the best art! So amazing. Wish I had all the monies to buy them all :(

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  13. Korben Dallas. Love that movie.

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  14. I just love all your posts, Jen. You feel like an old friend sometimes. And I simply love the little Stitch and Toothless!

    I'm gonna cross my fingers for the giveaway.

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  15. I love the Iron Giant! It seems like nobody else even knows it. Also, the Pirate for all Seasons is great.

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  16. Would love to win some geeky at for my living room.

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  17. Love the cute Villian toddlers. Disney should take a hint and make them into dolls, like the Animator's series...

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  18. There is so much on that board that must find its way to my house!! Love that Leia print. Just cheeky enough.

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  19. I love the Last Airbender & Korra! But why are Aang's arms weirdly cut off?

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  20. Jen- you should start following these up with tips on how not to blow all your money on art. Seriously need some of these!

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  21. You always manage to find the most beautiful pieces!

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  22. I never win, but one can always hope, right? I would love to receive a print from your collection.

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  23. Oh man, I want everything in this post, but the Avatar and Totoro ones are my faves. :D

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  24. Geeky squee! Love love love!

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  25. Those Little Villains are absolutely adorable! I love the pirate seasons too; it's cute how the kraken/sea monster only comes around in the spring and fall :)
    And it has been CRAZY to see Karen Hallion's work all over the interwebs the last week! That mashup did almost break the internet, and I love it. She's crazy talented!

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  26. I love the watercolor Star Wars images and REALLY LOVE Princess Leia! How awesome!

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  27. The X-Wing is very striking, I have put that on my possible list.

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  28. I finally bought a "Hello Pony" print and "Iocane" poster on Etsy, but you have so much more on your board that I love too! (Hint hint hint-oh wait. This is a give-away entry. Not exactly subtle...".

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  29. Those are all awesome, but I think the Toothless/Stitch one made me "awwwww" the hardest.

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  30. I love the Dragon Dinner Party and the Beetlejuice poster. Awesome!

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  31. I love all of them so much. I might need that Millenium Faclon for my office... Sandra O

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  32. I love your art roundup posts. I end up spending so much time looking at pretty/creepy/wonderful things at each artist's site. I have such a lovely time!

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  33. I am going to resort to bribery `cos I have no shame.
    Next time you and John are in the UK there will be cake ready when
    you visit to admire my new poster all the way from the USA.
    ( Sorry, in a strange mood today, LOL)
    Sue L

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  34. Those Disney Little Villians are completely adorable!!!

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  35. How do you find all these? They are so awesome!

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  36. Baby disney villains!!!!!! I've got to get myself a sweet little Ursula! Thanks for the great picks Jen

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  37. I need to buy that adorable owl for my owl loving cousin. Do the toddler versions of villains count as chibi? I can't help but love chibi styled drawings. I think my bank account cringes after I look at your art pages. I think that you have too good of taste. :)

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  38. i'm literally just about to buy that Totoro set. . .

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  39. The Korben Dallas one made my day, for realz.

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  40. Great pieces, as usual!

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  41. I just bought 6 pieces for my new house.

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  42. Star Wars + Haunted Mansion = two of my favorite things! And I love the style of the Iron Man and Boba Fett art!

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  43. Cool stuff, as always :)

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  44. Toothless as Stich is adorable and Karen's latest disney print is an instant buy for me as soon as it shows up on Tee Fury!

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  45. So much awesomeness - Baron Von Hoot, Totoro, Dragon's Dinner Party, and Leia. Love!!!

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  46. Oh goodness, that Toothless & Stitch one is precious! So sweet!

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  47. I love love love the Totoro collection! I may have to actually break down and buy that one.

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  48. So much money flagged for future nerdy art.....

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  49. Ohhhh Grundy (pinterest)! I haven't seen her artwork before, must go check it out!

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  50. Just attended my first con in Dallas this past weekend, and am still enjoying this geeky high! Pick me, please! :D

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  51. Love little Ursula! and the dragons...so squee-dorable!
    Pick me!

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  52. Those first 2 are on my to buy list. I know the pefect guys to enjoy them.
    I'll have to see what kind of art I can sniff up at Comicpalooza this weekend :)

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  53. Basically love everything this month, and I've been building up my geek art collection. Pick me, pick me :)

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  54. Ahhhhhhh the Avatar one!! Obsessed!

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  55. LOVE Avatar the Last Air Bender! I've haven't seen the movie either; I heard it really doesn't do the series justice which is really too bad, because it was PHENOMENAL. Have you started Legend of Korra?? Hope to get some art! :D -Julia

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  56. i would like to decorate my house with your blog. That is all.

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  57. If you haven't watched anything from Studio Ghibli then My Neighbour Totoro, Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away are a GREAT trio to start with. Then follow it up with Howl's Moving Castle, Ponyo, and Castle in the Sky. They didn't call Hayao Miyazaki the Japanese Disney for no reason. ^_^

    Okay so Nausicaa: Valley of the Wind is great too. And Kiki's Delivery Service.

    I will bet you $20 you will love any one of the Studio Ghibli movies I've mentioned. ^_^ Even if you're not a fan of anime.

    So yeah - I'll throw in my hat for anything Studio Ghibli related. Or anything on your list really. You have good taste IMHO.

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  58. There are too many *squee* worthy images. My heart melted over toddler Ursula. Cute little versions of Disney Villains?

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  59. love all the options!!!
    -Gina

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  60. There is so much on posted this week I want to buy! That Star Wars X-Wing painting is breathtaking. Not that we have anywhere to put it, but it's so cool.

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  61. Oh my goodness, so many awesome things this month! I LOVE Baron von Hoot! And wow that X-wing piece.

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  62. My son would absolutely flip over the Pirates print. It's SO COOL!

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  63. Agreed! So much cool! Stitch and Toothless made me die of cute!

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  64. I am still collecting things for our nursery, these would all be great!. Thanks!

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  65. AAHHHH I love them ALL this month. The Iron Man! The Pirates! The Sandworm and ahhhh! all of them yes yes yes.

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  66. Seriously considering parenthood just to stock a nursery with these prints.

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  67. It's official, I need more art! Great picks again this month.

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  68. Tough decision for this month's lucky winner. If elected, I promise to choose wisely, but it'll be HARD!

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  69. You find the best stuff!

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  70. loving the stitch and toothless!!

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  71. I've always just admired the art on these, but I'll admit the Studio Ghibli set is really, really tempting. Like, actual money may be spent. The details on the Mononoke and Spirited Away prints are just sublime. I love the Totoro too, but the other two have so many hidden gems in the details, I could spend hours finding everything!

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  72. This is one of my favorite art round-ups in a long time. Baron Von Hoot is squishably adorable, those villain toddlers are too cute for words, and that Leia a la Haunted Mansion is perfection (sigh). There are definitely a few things from the board I've been eyeing. Fingers crossed! :-)

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  73. Totally getting that Boba Fett print at the top for my son's new room. Thanks for the great find!

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  74. Another excellent round up. If I had more wall space, I would definitely be buying a few of those.

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  75. I love your newest Dr. Who additions to the board!

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  76. I love your selections! THanks so much for sharing the goodness with us!

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  77. Oh, that Leia one is fantastic!

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  78. that princess leia print - love it! also, every time you do these giveaway posts i let myself browse your pinterest page, and am always blown away by the talent showcased there. also also, sometimes i convince myself that we should be best friends.

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  79. I would gladly go broke buying frames for all of these...

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  80. I love the little Disney Villians..Love them

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  81. That toothless one and the leia swooooooooooon

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  82. I honestly can't decide what my favourite is - they're all stunning! Thank you for sharing your finds with us.

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  83. Hallo! Entering me, yes, please. The Toothless/Stitch piece is too many eyes of cute :3

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  84. It's my favorite day of the month! Thanks for sharing!!

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  85. I usually don't comment on things, because I'm the 'lurking in the background, reading all the good stuff' type, but I just had to say THANK YOU for linking to the Baron Von Hoot art. I bought it as soon as I saw it; as you said, only $10!

    Also, as a general, I really, really love your blog, and the voice you give to so many. This is a place I come to every day, regardless of updates. You've created one of my favorite feel-good interwebs places, and I just really wanted to thank you for that.

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  86. I would love to win some art for my boys!

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  87. Need to redecorate and use all of those prints. Super cool. I love Leia.

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  88. This post reminds me how much I need an art nouveau Iron Giant poster. Such fantastic art, as always!

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  89. Oh my god this is one of the best roundups yet!

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  90. Aw, that Stitch and Toothless!! And I <3 the Star Wars/Haunted Mansion mash. More Haunted Mansion is always a good thing!

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  91. I really like "Travel by TARDIS" and "Rocket to the Moon," but "Spring Fish" is still my favorite!

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  92. Ursula can hang next to my rendition of Ariel.
    and Korbin Dallas can be in my bedroom... oh, the print is awesome too. :)
    I'm always amazed at the different artistic talents out there. People are AWESOME! ...and Jen is awesome for finding said awesomeness.
    -- Piper P. (from Washington State)

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  93. That Leia picture is amazing. The R2D2 umbrella is killing me - so perfect.

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  94. I didn't realize how much I needed toddler Disney villains in my life. That Ursula is killing me with the cute!!

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  95. I love the art you pick each month - it's so hard to pick a favorite!

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  96. I love the Leia picture! It's too cute!

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  97. Oh, how I love the art and artists you share with us! I'm still loving the Star Wars/It's a Small World mash-up poster, but there are so many wonderful new choices, too! :)

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  98. If I get a story published this month, I'll have to buy that Baron von Hoot print for my wall.

    Also, thank you for being my proper introduction to geek culture. My sister and I are going to Denver ComicCon this summer, and I've even got a costume or two!

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  99. GAH! That Toothless-stitch crossover is so cute it's painful! Thanks for sharing :)

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  100. The Leia picture is BEAUTIFUL! Love the Beetlejuice/Dune poster as well! LOVE your blog!! :D I can't wait to see more of the Fantasy Parade!

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  101. OBSESSED with Toothless/Stitch!!!

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  102. I can't believe you haven't seen Totoro! :D It's definitely an expense you won't regret.

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  103. Totoro was the first movie that my love ever gave me : ) its pretty fantastic, you definitely need to see it!

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  104. I love the roundup! One day I will hopefully get to make a pick from the Art board :)

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  105. eek, need some of those for my son's new Star Wars themed bed room!

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  106. I want that Jack Skellington! But how adorable are Toothless and Stitch--sweet!!

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  107. I soo need serveral of those prints for my kids and neices!! Hubby is going to have to hide the CC

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  108. The Toothless/Stitch one just made my week! It's perfect. You've also reminded me I really need to track down season 2 of Korra, should really get on that or onto my work for the day, decisions decisions :)

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  109. I love too many of these! We're redecorating the office with geek art and this is giving me so many ideas

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  110. Ahhhh Totoro!!!! heh sorry. The last image in that set is from Spirited Away though. Studio Ghibli all the way in our house :D I need to find some Ponyo art!

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  111. So in love with the princess leai and the fifth element. You find the best Art.

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  112. Even my husband would want that Millenium Falcon in his man cave...if he had a man cave.

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  113. I NEED the pirate picture. So awesome!

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  114. I'm not a huge Star Wars fan, but even I squealed when I saw Karen's Leia last week!

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  115. I just found out that my baby is going to be a boy, now to decide on a geeky nursery them!

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  116. The Dragon one made me explode with the cutes! These is not enough wall space in my house for all the gems you find!

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  117. Oh I would very much like some art, please!

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  118. Toothless and Stitch?!? Love it. The Iron Giant one, too. My son loved that movie as a kid and now I can decorate his 16-years-younger sister's room with it.

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  119. Love the fifth element and beetlejuice prints!!!

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  120. squee! there are more Dr Who grabs on your board. :D

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  121. Love the little Disney toddlers!

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  122. I love the How To Train Your Dragon ones! Also would really like to get that Elsa print :D

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  123. That pirate picture is just too cute. I don't have kids - yet - but I want it for my room!

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  124. Ah! So much awesome! The baby villains, the adorable Stitch and Toothless, and the awesomeness that is the Leie/Haunted Mansion mashup!

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  125. Gosh, I love these posts. Always so much nerdy goodness!

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  126. I LOVE the Disney Villain toddlers, but I actually squealed out loud.. more than once.. and make my husband come look at the Toothless and Stitch piece. SO. DARNED. CUTE.

    Thank you as always, for the eye candy!

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  127. You always find the neatest stuff!

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  128. Ack! That Star wars Haunted Mansion one!! If there's a whole set, I want them all!!!!

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  129. I need more money... or to win the giveaway. ;-) So much awesomeness!

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  130. Love LOVE the Studio Ghibli prints. Just gorgeous.

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  131. I wish I could own all the art!

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  132. I am so completely in love with just about everything Karen Hallion does. I love the SW prints, too!

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  133. I second all the commenters encouraging you to spring for buying any and all Miyazaki movies! They probably won't be on Netflix for a long time, if at all, because of the way Studio Ghibli protects their creative work (with good reason!), but they are worth every penny, as you'll rewatch them over and over. Steer clear of boxed sets that you can find online--they're usually bootlegged and of lower quality.

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  134. Ooooohhhh!!!!!!!!!!!! pickmepickme!!!!! I love all your art round ups, I find so many new artists and my wish list gets fuller and fuller! Thank you so much for sharing. :-)

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  135. Baby Ursula is amazing. I neeeeed that.

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  136. Wow, so many great choices in your pinterest gallery! I love finding new artists to follow - thanks for doing this :)

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  137. Those Little Villains are adorable, but I've also been following Karen's creative process on Leia's Corruptible Mortal State and it's just mesmerizing.

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  138. You always post some amazing stuff! And give me so much to follow in Etsy!

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  139. I'm really loving tge Xwing print and that fab Leia art, I love umbrellas! (Or I should probably say parasol).

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  140. My family loves The Iron Giant!
    Laura A

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  141. omg! so many cute ones! love the stitch/toothless piece and the star wars/haunted mansion also the Disney villain toddlers! <3

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  142. You will love Tototoro ... do try to watch it soon!

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  143. I absolutely love the Disney Little Villians. And Star Wars/Haunted Mansion mashup is genius!!

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  144. I love the Boba Fett print and the fifth element quote... one of my favs from the movie

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  145. Buy Totoro. You won't regret it. I promise.

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  146. There's always so much cute art I just don't know what to do with myself.

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  147. Jessica Joslin is a local artist in Phoenix! I look for her every time we have an art walk downtown. I have four of her pieces already and am always excited when she has something new!

    Oh, and... pick me! ;) I'm loving that Miyazaki art!

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  148. Oh my goodness - I'm shopping as I type!!

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  149. Karen Hallion's art is amazing. I keep saying I'm going to stop buying stuff, and then she debuts new pieces and all my willpower just evaporates.

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  150. Good haul this month. :)

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  151. The toothless and stitch one is awesome, I now have a new artist to follow :)

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  152. I never win anything. Not even a goldfish in a bag from a county fair. I'd like to win some of this adorable art, though!

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  153. Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Uh-oh, did I just do something bad?

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  154. I just love the stitch and toothless wallpaper :)

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  155. Just saying, I immediately forwarded your post to my sister who will just geek on the Monkey Minion Press site and the Miyazaki prints. You really cannot go wrong with "My Neighbor Totoro." It is probably my most favorite of the Miyazaki collection. The best is probably the simplest...the Beetlejuice print. It has that aww/creepy vibe (just like the movie!). So awesome! Thank you for sharing!

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  156. I love the Disney Villain Toddler set. So cute!

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  157. One day I will win a print. :) I love the little kid villains. So Cute!
    Kristy

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  158. Some of these would look perfect above my bookshelves. You find the coolest items! Love, The Rock Collector

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  159. Sometimes I feel like we could be kindred spirits! Great roundup!

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  160. I'm now trying to justify in my head dropping $100 on that x wing print. It would look fantastic in my living room, so what if my roommate thinks it's nerdy, I AM nerdy :).

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  161. My library needs 1 of each of these!

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  162. I love the toothless and stitch! So cute. I immediately checked out the artist when I saw the pin of that one. Thanks, again, for giving me new and wonderful ways to spend My money and wall space.

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  163. Another excellent round up. Love the X-wing print so much - and it would indeed look great over my couch....

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  164. BEETLEJUICE! BEETLEJUICE! BEETLEJUICE!

    uhoh....

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  165. I always love your art round up :)

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  166. The Totoro set is cute. It includes Spirited away and Princess Monoke too. I love Totoro art. I have this official wall scroll I got when I started a family for hanging in the nursery, though it never left the living room. http://www.ghiblistore.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/totoro.png

    You need to go watch the Miyazaki movies. I know you like Steampunk and I know you love Disney so these are something you will like. Miyazaki and his Studio Ghibli create the movies that Disney and Pixar artists go to for inspiration. I am not joking.

    You need to watch them all. They are animated more beautifully than anything you have seen before and the stories are deeper and more affecting than you suspect. It's the nostalgic Disney you remember from your childhood, taken to another level.

    Start with My Neighbor Totoro or Castle in the Sky or Kiki's Delivery Service.

    Then watch Nausicca of the Valley of the Wind, Howl's Moving Castle, Spirited Away, Porco Rosso, and Ponyo.

    Princess Monoke is great, but violent and more adult, don't be expecting a kid's film.

    If your local rental store doesn't have them, they are worth owning, or borrowing from a local fan. Find them somewhere.

    As a bonus, here is the only music video Miyazaki ever made and tells a complete story in 7 minutes, that you will be happy to give up after seeing it. http://vimeo.com/48043470


    (and be warned, Grave of the Fireflies is also from Ghibli, and is the greatest war movie ever made. Don't watch it casually as part of this group. Everyone should watch it once, and only once. Just be prepared to cry for days afterwords.)

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  167. The toddler villians....too adorable!

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  168. Toothless!

    Great art this time. Might have to treat myself to somethin' creepy...

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  169. Love the movie The 5th Element, I agree there needs to be more awesome fan art for it to bad I am not that creative!!

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  170. You really knocked it out of the park with your finds this week, Jen! I'm crossing my fingers to win, 'cause my best friend's been having a (really, really) rough time lately. Like, broke up with boyfriend, health took a turn for the worse, depression out in full force, family being completely unsupportive, dad about to lose job, not sure how she'll pay for college now, etc. Geeky arts are a good cheer up sort of thing. Anyhow, thanks for doing this, as always!

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  171. The Fifth Element and Totoro are beyond wonderful. Still searching for Monty Python themed Nursery items.

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