Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Illustration Friday: 80's

I remember watching Pac-man every saturday morning. I just read some sites that said it was the worst cartoon ever, but I was a kid, and it was just fine by me. Mr. and Mrs. Pacman were the portrait of the typical American family. I often heard it said during the 80's that much of the world thought our streets were paved with gold. Well, the Pac family didn't have gold, but power pellets grew on trees, and that was just as good, or better. If anyone got in their way they just ate 'um. I have to wonder if this mentality has contributed to the obesity problem in America today.

My apologies to Grant Wood.

25 comments:

steve said...

This is too too cool! I'm blown away! I watched it too and thse look just like 'em. then you go and incorporate then into "American Gothic"? Genius.

steve said...

Sorry about the spelling--I really should get to sleep now.

Mac McRae said...

God I am old enough to remember when pacman fever hit. I was in first grade. Also around the same time as Thriller. God time kicks your ass. Grant Wood does amazing landscapes too BTW. Lots of nice simplification. Great work.

emila yusof said...

very cool!

Muzbot said...

Very clever... I played pac-man heaps growing up, yet somehow I was so crap at it. Great illustration.

Amy Zaleski said...

I think Grant Wood (from the grave) must be used to the parodies of his famous painting by now. This is so clever, Angela. I love her stance and the look on her face. A great commentary on the obesity crisis as well.

Eric said...

Wokka wokka! Your cartoon put a smile on my face this morning, Angela. Really nice! Clever idea and perfect execution. Great expression on Ms. Pacman.

Michelle Lana said...

Yes!!!! I remember - I watched it too and I loved it. You did a great job.....super duper great!

claudine hellmuth said...

ha! I love this! I also watched Pac Man cartoon!

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Terrific work! Love the skewered ghost! This is wonderfully done.

Majeak Ann said...

ha!
This is fantabulous!
I still love pac-man, but you definitely added a different twist!
Great!
-Marjorie

sadie pink said...

Great idea! I love it.
~Sue~

wynlen said...

What a fun illustration! And happy blog anniversary (a bit late)!

Anette Heiberg
www.wynlen.no

Angela said...

Thanks everyone!
It's been fun sharing 80's memories this week. :)

ValGalArt said...

Angela this is fantastic! Clever and so well done! Really amazing idea and execution! Awesome!!!

Jay Venute said...

This is really great. Good work.

nievas19 said...

Hey is really great and funny at the same time. I like so much!!!
I have my record with packman whe i arrives to nivel 13 jejejejejejeje. I was eated by the ghost after...oooh.
Whatever, is very nice. really it is.
At last, im really sorry for my english, isn´t good. Im spnish. i hope you understand it.
Do you want to come to my blog=???
I hope see you soon.
See ya!!

çläu said...

Hi, Angela.
I was on holidays! Thanks to visit my blog and for added me to your blogroll!
Those pacman are really fun!
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Roz Foster said...

That's hilarious, Angela. They look so happy and well-powered.

Michelle Lana said...

Thanks for stopping by angela!

Alina Chau said...

soo cute clever idea!

mrana said...

Great blog, wonderful illustrations. I'll definitely be stopping by regularly!

Trevor Pitt said...

AWWWWWWWWWWWESOME! This is radical! I love Pac-Man, and I love this piece. Man, -a, you keep outdoing yourself with each new piece! This is quite cute. This belongs on Boing Boing dammit! :P

tiffini elektra x said...

How this was not illio of the frickin' week - I have no idea!? It is so perfect and awesome and the best!!

Meng said...

My word, Angela! This is awesome!!!

Poor Pinky... or is it Clyde?