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Monster Squad Art, Part 1

10710926_10152738966882328_5146327273773526587_nI thought it would be fun to showcase some of my favorite Monster Squad-themed art on the weekends this month, and who better to kick it off with other than a couple of seriously cool dudes who I am so happy to have originals of hanging in Branded HQ (not these pieces, but plenty of others.)  First up are some amazing sketches by one of my favorite comic book artists, Dan Schoening (of IDW’s Ghostbusters comics.)

MS Sketches Dan Schoening

I really love Dan’s eye for detail and the way he filters likenesses though his dynamic style.  If you get a chance, pick up his collected Ghostbusters comics work, you won’t be sorry!  Dan is also doing a really cool Halloween Countdown with monsters and creatures on post-it notes all month long!

Next we have one of the nicest folks I’ve ever met online, the awesome Christopher Tupa!

Christopher Tupa

Chris’ whimsey and his ability to tap into the wonder of childhood is unrivaled!  He is also participating in the Countdown to Halloween this year via his instagram account, check it out!

Now for today’s Trading card!

Monster Squad Wrapper

Since there was never any MS merchandise produced, specifically a Topps trading card set, I thought it would be fun to make a mini set of 80s-style digital trading cards for my favorite movie of all time. So come back each evening for Trick or Treats and collect them all!

Today’s card is #28, The Squad is formed!

28 How does he get up here F-B

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Going on an Adventure with Weegi and the Gang!

I wanted to take a moment today to point to a new project by an awesome artist, Christopher Tupa.  You’ve probably seen Tupa’s work gracing sites like the Retroist, and I know I’ve been a huge fan of his whimsical retro themed illustrations for years after following him on flickr, twitter and via his blog, Tupa’s Treasures.  I was also a fan of his travel journal where he chronicled the experience of traveling with his family up to Astoria, Oregon to take part in the 25th anniversary celebration of the Goonies.  Seriously, Chris is one swell guy and he recently started work on a new comic called Weegi and the Gang

The story is officially launching today as a webcomic, and it looks like it’s going to be a ton of fun featuring a group of 80s-inspired kids.  I can see a bit of the Get Along Gang, The Goonies, and even a dash of G.I. Joe in the designs of the characters!  So if you have a second, hop on over and scope the cover of the comic, visit Chris’s blog, and pick up some of his awesome illustrations (I personally have an amazing Star Wars trick or treating piece that I love.)  Tell him Branded sent ya!