Every once in a while, we get to showcase some super cool, talented artists who manage to combine their love of wrestling and pop culture with their passion for pro wrestling. You might remember Mike Kendrick’s rad Disney Princess/Pro Wrestler mashups, Adam Ratliff’s incredible wrestling micro-universes, or With Spandex favorite (and now cool Marvel Comics guy) Ramon Villalobos and his pop culture/wrestling crossover pieces that remain some of my favorite things in the world.
Today, we’re highlighting a Canadian artist who uses a minimal, old-school technique to create unique, old-school video-game inspired creations. Here’s Al to tell you a little more about himself:
Hey, I’m Al. I am an 8-Bit Artist in that I like to draw things (usually figures from popular culture) in low-resolution pixel format. I call it 8-Bit Art, because it looks like the digital art from 8-Bit video games.
I’ve been watching wrestling since I was 3 years old, and it is my favourite subject to draw. However, I am probably best known for my 8-Bit hockey jerseys that circulated around the Sports Blog-o-sphere (is that still a word?) early last summer.
Other interests include cats, graphic novels, and cryptozoology.
Please note: Nobody will judge you for pumping your favorite MIDI video games tunes while viewing this gallery. In face, we highly encourage it.
The Attitude Era and ECW
Modern Day Superstars
(Yes, we’re counting Liger. It happened, and also it’s THE BEST ONE.)