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Yay! Legends Every Day explores genre fiction’s greatest rib-ticklers.

By Daniel Barron

 

The genres of science fiction and fantasy can be fertile grounds for exploring socio-political allegories, moral quandaries, and pontifications on man’s place in the universe. Or it can be used for stories involving sentient farts and time-traveling stoners. What, they can’t all be Phillip K. Dick. Before we resume our regularly-scheduled heady af programming enjoy a lighter side of Yay! Legends Every Day as our stable of artists show what happens when high-concept meets low-brow.

Hey, if it’s that kind of party I’ll fuck a were-o-dile!

 

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Adventure Time (2010) – Emerald Barkley

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Adventure Time (2010) – Gretchen Lewis

“The Earl of Lemongrab”

Medium: oil on illustration board

Size: 3×4″

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Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989) – Brian Canio

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The Burbs (1989) – Lila Roux

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The Goonies (1985) – Jenn Shieh

Medium: pencil
“‘The next time you see sky, it’ll be over another town. The next time you take a test, it’ll be in some other school. Our parents, they want the bestest stuff for us. But right now they gotta do what’s right for them, ’cause it’s their time. Their time, up there. Down here it’s our time. It’s our time down here.’
One of my childhood favorites”

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Grim Fandango (1998) – Carly Janine Mazur

“Meche”

Medium: oil, acrylic, and gold leaf on board

Size: 10×20″

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Steven Universe (2013) – Lai Xu

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Steven Universe (2013) – Kenny Gordon

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The Venture Bros. (2004) – Kate Kennedy

“I Am The Bat”

Medium: watercolor and digital

Size: 9×12″

“I was planning on only doing one piece for Yay! Legends Every Day, but when I saw The Venture Bros. was available I jumped on it!  It’s my absolute favorite cartoon show and always has me rolling.  My dad also gets a big kick out of the show and we enjoy watching it together when I visit.  One running joke I especially like is Hank’s obsession with Batman.  So I chose to do a mashup of The Dark Knight Rises and the “Venture Libre” episode where Hank becomes ‘The Bat’ and finally has his moment.

Hank would advise against a big crab dinner before fighting crime.  John D. Wiltshire helped lay out the digital parts for me.”

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Weird Science (1985) – Joshua Roman

Medium: marker on paper

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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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