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Advertizing posters for movies, either my own work or entirely non-existent ones

BrokenDreams Poster

BrokenDrəams

Unlike my previous movie posters, this is for something I actually intend to put into production. Not as a film, mind you, but a series of webisodes.

The basic concept is that these will be events, characters. and other things from dreams I’ve had, all strung together into something resembling a coherent plot, although still operating largely on dream logic.

I’ve begun an initial release of a rough draft of the series on Spore: Galactic Adventures to test the waters, and see how people like it. So far I’ve gotten a very positive response, so the chances of the actual webisodes are pretty good. Originally they were going to be at the end of the line as far as animation projects go, but upon further consideration I’ve decided to do them first on account of them being the shortest.

The chap on the poster isn’t actually from any of my dreams, however. He’s an original character named Mr. Billycock, who’s going to be standing in for a portion of the generic people that have played a key parts in my dreams but who’s names and appearances I can’t remember (you know how dreams are). I’ll be designing a few more similarly surreal characters to do the same, because Mr. Billycock can’t stand in for everyone I’ve forgotten (and indeed, he’s only going to stand in for characters who were, in the dream, allied close acquaintances of mine, of roughly the same rank/social stature as myself but with more knowledge about the situation at hand). These characters will all have more fleshed-out personalities than merely playing substitute for forgotten mental constructs, Mr. Billycock being a trickster figure who knows a good deal more than he’s letting on.

Billycock was visually inspired by René Magritte’s painting “Son of Man”, the Mad Hatter from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and a bit of raw surrealist imagination on my part. The shape of his cufflink is an inanimate floating figure from a very surreal and completely uneventful reoccurring nightmare I used to have when I was a kid (those who have Spore: Galactic Adventures can find a recreation of that dream here)

The image in his hand is of a teleportation device (an odd fusion of a stargate, a warp pipe, a slide, and a bowling alley) which is a reoccurring background detail in my dreams, which I occasionally actually use. You sit down on the bowling ally floor and slide towards the portal. What happens next tends to change a bit, but you end up somewhere other than where you were before.

The Spore series can be found here or by scanning the QR code in the upper right hand corner of the poster. I’ll add a link to the video series once I’ve started on that.

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Stock textures by XcrazyBloodsuckerX and Sed-rah-Stock

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Mario: Kingdom of Mushrooms poster

Mario: Kingdom of Mushrooms

So the other day I was thinking about the Toads from the Mario series. You remember the Toads, right? Cheerful little midgets in vests with mushrooms growing out of their heads? Of course you do.

Wait. . . mushrooms growing out of their heads? That sound really painful. Especially since the mushrooms happen to be easily three times the size of the heads in question. So why the hell are they smiling all the time? Shouldn’t they be in horrible, horrible pain?

Well, who says they aren’t?

Maybe it isn’t the Toad who’s smiling. Maybe that mushroom has rooted itself not only is his skull but in his spine as well, seizing control over his nervous system. Playing him like a puppet. Walking around with his legs, and smiling cheerfully with his mouth while inside he’s in constant agony but hasn’t even got enough control over his body to scream.

That would be absolutely horrible if it were the case, but it can’t possibly be like that, right? Right?

But then again. . . it would explain why they’re all so clumsy all the time. The puppeteer’s control is never perfect. But surely that doesn’t mean anything, right? Right??

And why is the Mushroom Kingdom called the Mushroom Kingdom instead of… oh I don’t know… the Toad Kingdom. Perhaps because that’s exactly what it is: the Mushrooms’ kingdom. Or maybe its just a cute name, right? Right???

And the Kingdom is absolutely full of art depicting Mushrooms, but have you ever seen any art there depicting Toads? I sure haven’t. Why would the Toads draw their “hats” but not themselves? Because its not the Toads who are doing the drawing. . . or maybe they’ve just got some sort of cultural taboo against drawing people, like in Islam, right? RIGHT????

But no, they’ve got pictures of Princess Peach. She’s a person. A person who doesn’t appear to serve any administrative function in the government of the Mushroom Kingdom, and serves merely as a figurehead. A puppet ruler, if you will. How appropriate. At least, that’s all she is for now. Maybe they’re always keeping her locked up in the castle because they’re waiting for her to get infected with the Mushrooms herself, so they can make her their queen. But that would mean. . . that would mean that Bowser is actually trying to save her. And he keeps surrounding the Mushroom Kingdom with deathtraps and non-humanoid minions who aren’t compatible hosts for the Mushrooms as an attempt to establish a quarantine, while the Mushrooms constantly dupe Mario into “rescuing” the Princess that they don’t actually need. . . yet. Maybe Mario is even a carrier for the infection without knowing it, which is why he can never, ever return to New York… New York which has over eight million human beings living in it and around ten thousand flights arriving and leaving for all over the world every single day. But. . . but that’s impossible, right? R͍͎̪I̟̣̲̘̼̳̟GH͍̦̱͖̙ͅT͇?͔̠̜!̣̩̘͉̮͙?͔̜͖!̺?̖̯!͓̜͖͎?̣̣̥̮͓̖!̦͈͍̟̠?!

Oh ̥̭̖͖̖̣g̪̙͈̹͙͙̳o̱͔͚̪̼̫d͚̥͎̩̲̺,̬͉̝̲̦̩ ̥͖͔t̗̫̯̜̪h͔i̳͕̱͔̟̱̯s̞̺̩̭ ̼̜̘̭c͙̘̺̱h̞͓̤a̩̼̖̪̰̝n̦͓͙ge̠̱̭̬s̺ͅ ͉̬̳̠̬̘e̼̬̭̖̝̝v̗̙e͔̙̞͉ͅr͉̣̬y̥̲̳̱͔̺ṭẖ̤̼i͖͙͇͎n͕̯͈̗g̭͍̖!̜̭̝͚͍̖ͅ ̜̫̣̝̦̮I̼͓̱͔̭͙͔ ̣̟̫M̝̻̩̝U̼S̜̹̘̹̱̪̟T̠͉͕̱ͅ ̫͔͚̥͎͕̪W̯̘͇̥͍̠A̯̭R̮̦N̬̲͙̫̙͈ͅ ̰͙̱̬T̯͓̙̝̤H̜̪͍̠̜̬̝E̜ ͈̠̯͖̥͓P͉͈E͕ͅO͎̹̠P̳L̹͔̪̝̝̼E̬̯̫!̣͉͙͈͖!͖̝̱̪̣!̮̝̖͈̘!͎̖̦̳̞̘̹ ̙͙̮͎̘I̳͈͇̝̦̟t̙̦̱s̝̤̱̭ ̘͎͎̠̹͉̣T͎̫͎̟̜o̠̹̖͉o̩ ̼͚͖Lat̫̮͕̻͉̝e ̜̭̘F͈͈͎̫̩o͖r̰͖͈̞ ͙̘̹M̤̺͍̮̰̙̭e!͓̺̺̞̟ ̫͖̼̜͚̼ͅs̟̖̻̝A͍͇̲v̩͍͎̠̗͍ẹ̫ ͓ỵ͔̲͉͕͔̖o̻̭͈̻͈͙U͙͚̩rs͍̦̫̗El̠̖Ve̹̯͓s̩̣͉ ͇Wh̝̲I̘͉͓l͉̳̜͚͕͓̘e͓͉̼͈̘ ̮̗̭̪̺͕y͈O͈u͔̙̺͙ s͓t̥̮̦̲i͈̰̞͉̩ͅL̤͖̮̲̻͚L̠̠͈̖̙̼̯ ͈̟̺ͅc͚͙̣̦̜̖̘A̘N͉̦̮!̰̫̦!͓͙̹̣͔̪!̤̳͓̫!!̤̪̮̲̱͚!͓̪͇͙̳̮̗!̺̤̠̺͕̖! *goes mad from the revelation*

Needless to say, this would make an awesome movie, with a truly epic horror twist on the standard Mario plot viewers were be expecting. I may, at some point, film a movie trailer for this film.

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Stock by Brownus

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UBIK poster

UBIK

This isn’t a movie I want to make so much as a movie I wish Hollywood would make.

They’re making a new ‘We Can Remember It for You Wholesale‘ (aka ‘Total Recall‘) movie, as you may have heard, as part of the movie industry’s ongoing love affair with the novels of Philip K. Dick (yes, Hollywood loves Dick), reminding of me of one of my favorite Philip K. Dick books so far*, ‘UBIK‘ which I believe would make an awesome movie. Plus, it doesn’t have a long-winded title, and I know how much Hollywood hates the long-winded titles of Dick’s books. I still don’t know what a “blade runner” is (but then again, I never found out whether or not androids dream of electric sheep either).

Anyway, if you haven’t read ‘UBIK‘, read it. Its amazing. And if you’ve got connections in Hollywood, please tell them to stop bouncing the screenplay around and make the goddamn film already.

Also, check out the font I used for the credit block. Its got built-in “produced by” and “written by” thingies so you don’t have to mess around with the font sizes.


 

*To clarify that, I mean its one of my favorite Philip K. Dick books that I’ve read so far, not one of my favorites that he’s written so far. I’m well aware that he isn’t going to write anything new on account of the fact that he’s dead. Or are all of us the one’s who are dead, and Philip K. Dick really alive?

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