There are few things I love more than a stupid undertaking, and this might be the stupidest undertaking I’ve ever under…tooken? Anyway, The Dart Gallery, a cool spot on Portland Street in Dartmouth, is celebrating 25 years of The Simpsons with a crazy art show called Last Exit To Springfield, dedicated to what might well be the best & most influential TV comedy ever made, animated or otherwise. My contribution was a discount bin from the fictional VHS Village video store (remember those?) that the family used to occasionally visit, filled with VHS tapes representing some of the movies that were mentioned over the course of the series. Movie advertising and video box art are something of a passion of mine, so this was less like work and more like a headfirst dive into an already out-of-control obsession. My only regret was that I didn’t have the time or resources to actually make the movies on these tapes. Maybe when the show has been on the air for 50 years?
Also, I know these pictures are kinda garbage, so I plan on posting hi-res versions of the front and back covers of these over the next little while. Or, if you’re in the area, you can see ‘em in person at Dart Gallery, along with the other incredible pieces on display in the show. You won’t be sorry you did, it’s a really fun show filled with impressive, imaginative pieces, and it’s on until the 25th of August.
Well then, I just found my new workout plan.
"Even if it seems certain that you will lose, retaliate. Neither wisdom nor technique has a place in this. A real man does not think of victory or defeat. He plunges recklessly towards an irrational death. By doing this, you will awaken from your dreams."
Don’t forget to PREORDER Batgirl #35 at your local comic shop TODAY! If you haven’t already, please tell your retailer that you want - need - a copy of Batgirl #35.
(Animated GIF by Babs!)