July 26

Happy Birthday, Batman!

The Dark Knight has turned 75, and to celebrate DC Comics had a team of artists and celebrities paint over the classic black mask and cape at the Cape/Cowl/Create exhibition. The likes of Zack Snyder, Will Arnett, and Lego artist Nathan Sawaya used everything from melted neon plastic to black fur to make over the outfit, which was modeled on the one from the upcoming Arkham Knight game.

joker bat

This cowl was created by Warner Brothers creative director Derek Deal. Personally, it’s my favorite out of the bunch of 17, but the aptly named tattoo artist Mr Cartoon and NYC artist ZSO came up with some really creative, original designs that could be used in a comic or a game very easily.

July 16

Superhero Comic Book Magnets

In nearly all flea markets, you can find a stash of comic books. What to do with them after reading them? You can make magnets! Amanda over on Crafts by Amanda has written a great post that gives you a tutorial on making them!

Comic Book Magnets

 

After you’ve made your plethora of magnets for yourself and friends and gifts, she has a link to learn how to make comic book coasters!

So the next time you’re at a flea market, hunt down those comics, and let the fun begin. Amanda also has 2 craft books, be sure to check them out!

 

June 28

“I Am Groot” T-Shirt

HeyThatsSuper is a t-shirt shop on Etsy in Montgomery, AL, and they’ve got the t-shirt we are all going to need this summer: “Hello, I Am Groot.”

groot shirt

HeyThatsSuper’s t-shirts are 4.2 oz., 100% ring spun cotton, and printed with eco-friendly water-based ink, making them super soft, inside and out. Personally, I love the idea of this shirt, but I think it would be better in a lighter color, something a little more “Groot”-like.

Guardians of the Galaxy starts Friday, August 1.

June 7

Felted Calvin & Hobbes

Yoopidou from Hawaii doesn’t need Bill Watterson to come out with any licensed Calvin and Hoobes toys…she can make her own and have them turn out perfect!

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Yoopidou needle felted Hobbes and Calvin over a wire frame so they be poseable.

Make sure you take a look at her Craftster posting. She has a bunch of photos that she recreated from iconic Calvin and Hobbes strips. On May 21, 2014, her posting was voted as a featured project as well.