Aspiring artist Clayton Roederer sent us a batch of his Muppet fan art recently, and we came this close to not posting it. I have a pretty good eye for recognizing pre-existing artwork (as I mentioned many, many times over in our t-shirt contest reviews), and Clayton’s stuff looks just too familiar. But lo and behold, I was dead wrong. Clayton’s art is just strongly inspired by one part Kenny Durkin, a dash of Muppet comic strip artist Guy Gilchrist, a healthy dose of Jay Fosgitt, and 2/3 cup his very own style. And that’s a pretty great recipe for awesome fan art.
The best part, in my humble Muppet-loving opinion, is that Clayton shows his love of Muppets through his obscure references. “Any Old Iron”, Kermit’s fender bender from his “Emmet Otter” introduction, and some new Muppet/Star Wars mashups all make appearances in the images below, and they’re all fantastic.
Check out Clayton Roederer’s Muppet fan art below, and remember to give the images a click to see them in their full glory!
Many thanks to Clayton Roederer for sharing his artwork with us!
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by Joe Hennes – Joe@ToughPigs.com