Yay! LED 2K16 Full Recap

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Our Summer 2016 multimedia project Yay! Legends Every Day becomes one with The Force.

By Daniel Barron


Just because you’ve done it once before doesn’t make it any less miraculous the second time. In Yay! LA‘s history I have been increasingly less astonished by its achievements. When I entered the LA arts & culture world in 2011 I was an outcast tiptoeing towards a solo project. Five years later my expectations are a little higher. Casting aside our newfound swagger, no amount of optimism could have predicted the thriving creative community that would emerge from our Yay! Horror Movie A Day project last October. It was truly a Top Ten moment and I am thankful for the sense of comradery that was grown from it and continues to evolve to this day.

A follow-up to Yay! Horror Movie A Day was a no-brainer, and the swiftly-proposed sci-fi and fantasy concept was warmly received by most of the old gang. Thus was forged Yay! Legends Every Day, and now here we are to shut off the lights, a year shy and hundreds of original art pieces wealthier. Just like we never could have pretended to have intended. No complaints obviously, and we reckon you won’t have any either after you immerse yourself in the following catalog, which remained as eclectic as ever. Where last go around included a pocket-size replica of the Necronomicon, a War of the Worlds embroidery, and a lifelike model of a Facehugger, this latest set’s highlights are mock vinyl covers, propaganda posters, and a model of one of Daenerys’ dragons from Game of Thrones.

What’s next for us and the Original Art Series gang? To use a familiar pulp phrase, “To be continued.” With Yay! LA Magazine boarding a boat for the Grey Havens any day now that’s a discussion to be had at a much later time. But this tale has grown in the telling, and should the beacons one day scorch anew we’ll be prepared to succeed on accident all over again.

Luke didn’t even become a Jedi until Movie Three.

Check out the full Yay! Horror Movie A Day set here.


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Fantastic Planet, Hal Hefner


The Full Set

I. Make Mine Marvel

II. Rock Me, Miyazaki

III. Welcome to Earf!

IV. Holy Rabbit Hole!

V. Big Eyes For You

VI. Quest Love

VII. The Distinguished Competition

VIII. Wild Wild Westeros

IX. Fresh Pulp

X. Science Blinded!

XI. Future Shock

XII. A Night At The Space Opera


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Legend, Evgeniya Golik


Artist Features [To be updated later.]

Kelly McKernan


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Rick and Morty, Kevin Bannister


Artist Spotlights

Caitlynn Abdow (Doctor Who)

Kevin Bannister (Rick and Morty, Batman Returns)

Emerald Barkley (Adventure Time)

Jenny Bilberg (Sherlock Holmes, Thor: The Dark World)

Lara Dann (Vikings, Krull)

Diabolical Minds (Wolverine)

Donia (Neon Genesis Evangelion)

Stefano Flonta (The Empire Strikes Back, Suicide SquadGame of Thrones: House Lannister)

Julia Gabrielov (Sailor Moon)

Erin Garey (Thor, Orphan Black, Ex Machina)

Ryan Genovese (Guardians of the Galaxy)

GMONIK (Game of Thrones: House Greyjoy)

Maggie Ivy (Dylan Dog)

Nick Lacke (Shadow of the Colossus,)

Jen Lightfoot (Jessica Jones)

Ashly Lovett (The Golden Compass, Prometheus)

Carly Janine Mazur (Pacific Rim, Grim Fandango)

Laurie McClave (Excalibur)

Kevin McGivern (Captain America: Civil War)

Leonie O’Moore (Alien vs. Predator, Red Sonja)

Holly Morningstar (Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Return to Oz)

Christina Mott (Game of Thrones: House Targaryen)

Kat Philbin (The Adventures of Baron Munchausen)

Monika Ptok-Byard (Stardust, Mirrormask)

Darcy Ripley (The X-Files)

Lila Roux (The Burbs)

Kevyn Schmidt (Firefly)

Carolina Seth (Spirited Away, The Fifth Element)

Jenn Shieh (The Neverending Story, The Goonies)

Patricia Smith (A Princess of Mars)

Melissa Sue Stanley (The Sandman)

Kimberly Sugar (King Kong)

Cristina Tillotson (Barbarella, The Witches)

Torlin Torgersen (Starship Troopers)

Ashley Villers (The Fall)

Lai Xu (Princess Mononoke, Steven Universe)


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Thor, Erin Garey


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The X-Files, Darcy Ripley


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The Boy Who Lost Fairyland, Corina St. Martin


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Big Trouble in Little China, Catherine Bursill Moore


The Legend of Zelda John-Paul Kim

The Legend of Zelda, John-Paul Kim


Pacific Rim, Carly Janine Mazur

Pacific Rim, Carly Janine Mazur


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E.T., Ryan Milner


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Swamp Thing, Scott Holloway


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Excalibur, Laurie McClave


Mass Effect, Priscilla Kim

Mass Effect, Priscilla Kim


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Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Holly Morningstar


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The Star Wars Holiday Special, Jeff McMillan


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The Witch, John D. Wiltshire


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Game of Thrones (House Targaryen), Christina Mott

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Rudderless college graduate Daniel Barron founded Yay! LA Magazine on a love of writing, passion for the arts, and a firm belief that people really like talking about themselves. He contributed to a number of publications, including LA Music Blog and the defunct The Site Unscene, before deciding to cover arts and entertainment the way he wanted to read it. He works as a freelance writer and digital PR consultant in his current home of Los Angeles. Follow him on Twitter at @YayDanielBarron.

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