Street Art byDavid Zinn
American humorous illustrator Rodney Pike has undertaken an awesomely silly project. He’s been using his Photoshop skills to insert the singularly goofy face of British entertainer Rowan Atkinson in character as Mr. Bean into a variety of portraits by the Old Masters. Judging by the lacy panties held in the hands of Thomas Howard (top image), painted by Hans Holbein the Younger in 1539, Pike sometimes tinkers with more than the faces in the portraits.
If it weren’t for the befuddled expression forever worn on Mr. Bean’s face, these images could be a taste of additional series of Blackadder we’ve always wanted.
Getting started a little early on this year’s All Hallows’ Read at my Barnes & Noble with dreamslessordinary.
On our endcap:
The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
Unnatural Creatures edited by Neil Gaiman
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Stories for the Nighttime and Some for the Day by Ben Loory
Locke & Key by Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez
The Long Halloween by Jeph Loeb & Tim Sale
Sandman: Preludes & Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman
Pretty Deadly by Kelly Sue Deconnick, Emma Rios, & Jordie Bellaire
Not all scary, but we figure they fit a theme. Adding Zelazny’s Night in the Lonesome October when it arrives.