The Killing Joke is a 30-year-old Batman graphic novel that goes to ugly places, especially in what it does Batgirl. And when folks expressed anger at Barbara Gordon’s portrayal in a new, controversial scene in the upcoming film adaptation during a DC panel, things got ugly in real life.
It’s hard to imagine another goal in this season’s Premier League topping that marvelous juggling number Tottenham’s Dele Alli scored a few weeks ago, so it’s only right that this work of art be recreated in another work of art—this time done in crayon. It’s so good both ways.
Just by its nature, each World Cup is more certain to produce indelible moments than just about any other sporting event we have. Here are a bunch of the best, animated beautifully by Richard Swarbrick.
Artist and filmmaker Richard Swarbrick created an animated highlight reel for Liverpool's season and it is so cool. We need more of these for every sport.
And while we're talkin' Mel Brooks, you must for to watch this:
Austin Madison is an animator for Pixar, and has worked on movies including Ratatouille, Toy Story 3, and Up. But this is perhaps his finest work: a series of sketches throughout the NFL season, previewing one or two of each week's games.
Imagine a world in which professional wrestling dynasties carry the same weight as royal families. Such is the standard operating procedure of Metalocalypse co-creator Tommy Blacha's new Adult Swim cartoon Mongo Wrestling Alliance.… [io9]
We're a bit late on Richard Swarbrick's latest animation: This one, unlike the other work we've seen from him, is appropriately Wimbledon-themed. But it's still worth sharing: he took a single point from a single Wimbledon match and recreated it using racket strings. Of course he did! Swarbrick's inspiration was Tim…
And the money line is, "Canadians are known for being polite while Vancouver is famous for being a beautiful city but there is a dark side — hockey." Dun dun dunnnn.
An animator named Richard Swarbrick made this tribute to Tottenham's Gareth Bale, the 21 year-old star of Spurs. The video uses Bale's highlights from two matches against Inter Milan this season — the first, a 4-3 loss on October 20 in which Bale scored a hat trick in the second half, and the second a 3-1 win on…