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Totally 80s by J-Scott-Campbell Totally 80s by J-Scott-Campbell
An "oldie" but a "goodie"! This originally appeared back in Wizard magazine #136 in 2002 as the opening spread to an article entitled "80's EXTREME!"

Pencil line-art by ME! Digital colors by the talented Matt Milla!

UPDATE!: (Robert Stack: "Unsolved Mysteries" voice!)

"Woooaaahhh!!!" Over 30,000 views and about 500 comments in 24 hours!!! And without being an "Official Daily Deviation"! You guys are the BEST!! Ok, just a few additional general replies:

* The robot looking, armored guy in black on the far right is a "Micronaut"! I agree, I didn't think he was in the same league as the rest, but the editors at Wizard magazine insisted he be there for some reason, so, "there you go!"

* I too have a soft spot for SilverHawks, M.A.S.K, The REAL Ghostbusters, Bravestar, and even Jem!, My little Pony & Rainbow Brite (Lol!) but this was the list that we came up with as a group! Maybe I'll have to do a "Totally 80's" II (Yes, with roman numerals, 'cause that's SO f**kin' 80's!!! ;-P!) Make your suggestions be heard!

* Yes, "Battle of the Planets" (or "G-FORCE" as it will ALWAYS be known to THIS big kid!) was probably more 70's, you're right...

* YES, there IS a Robotech back there!

* Comments that mentioned Mrs PacMan, finding the Rubik's cube, and specifically taking the time to locate ALL 4 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, give yourselves a GOLD STAR, You guys RULE!

And for a little "SeX-ay 80's"...

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OcioProduction Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
wow oldiegoldie!!!!!
JullezArt Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
cool idea great piece
joel86442 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
Love this print, and would love to buy it if it were available.  As a diehard Ninja Turtles fan, I am glad you included them and think that you should give the Turtles their own spread, with them and all the characters from the 80's cartoon, in your style of course... keep up the good work, love your art!!!
matrix4495 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
Phenometron Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
Awesomely awesome '80s, bro!
roninnuren Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
I love the 80's: strikes back, 3-D (VH1)
anonrenpunk Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
G-Force may have been more 70's in when it actually got done, but i don't remember it hitting the US until the early 80's.  Princess rules!!!!!!!
TheAtomicDog Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
And as much as this pains me..
Color check: O-Prime's trigger finger.
TheAtomicDog Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
As a child of the 70s and 80s, I can firmly attest that Micronauts were a 70s thing, and were on their way out by the 80s. I had that big black guy (Darth Vader wannabe), and only in recent years did I realize he's a near-total rip of Nagai Go's Steel Jeeg.
80's had the best cartoons, music and tvshows!
jonarty Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
me gusto tu portada de los 80 para la revista aunque no la compre pero veo todo los tipos e artes e el dviart esperando que vea los míos y dejen un comentario pero me gusto su arte y su galeria
Ultradude33 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
This represents my childhood right here! Thanks for creating this! :)
jipandcie Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Just amazing !
Gyaldhart Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your artwork is amazing! Would you allow me to post your artworks on my FB fanpage Into the Lifestream? Of course, I would credit you and provide links to your DA profile page :) (Smile)
cyberlee303 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you r taken me back to the fun days when good quality cartoons rule the tube, nice job i am adding it to my faves!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
jcraice Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
I had reached the end of the line now I can splurge whenever I want these days people come to me for money you are definitely cut out for this
taozhong Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
I had tried everything this was my opportunity knocking at the door ive finally reached the top youll see what I mean
albadaru Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
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srlele Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
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KJOtaku Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
Missing Lone Star and the Silver Hawks and this would have like every show I watched as a kid.
artboy-2 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this!
inzo464 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
RonGodby Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
My gen!
jepi12 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
yes i remember the days :)
Nukuchanchan Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
What no Rainbow Brite? lol
Archangeldrako01 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
Best of my childhood memories. Such amazing detail, and great collaboration of characters.
NICHOLAS-MARK-AMOS Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Battle-Cat!! Oh how I miss the Masters of the Universe.
GundamCat Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
complete amazment..but i must ask..where Rainbow Brite?..i only ask cuz i see Stawberry Shortcake in there and im sorry if i offend anyone but Rainbow totaly kicked ass over Stawberry..but still..amazing job
roloscomics Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Where are the Ghostbusters in thar artwork?? EPIC FAIL, but GREAT WORK!!
mikelim301 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
So... much... awesomeness!
Conook1973 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Ok I want to frame this and put it on my wall! Please tell me I can find a print somewhere that is legal?
KombatMaster94 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student Filmographer
The big six of 80s cartoons for me have always been GI Joe, He Man and the Masters of the Universe, Thundercats, Transformers, Voltron, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Still, I'm surprised no one has mentioned C.O.P.S. here. I hear a bit about it, but it's truly noteworthy.
ragpsj Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Childhood we meet again!
Darikin Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
the awesomness
Greyman101 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
He-Man: Smell my B.O.! I command thee!
Green-Legend Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
From those of us born int he 80s... we salute you :salute:
You are a...
to us all! Awesome :headbang: good sir!
Spillsin Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fuck yeah!!!! I grew up watching all these ~ one of my fav images EVER!
ZT4 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Wasnt BOTP the 70s?
MAKiB0Y Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
super cool!! :headbang:
CaerLaw Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Awesome! And what memories this conjures!
jonathan-hillmer Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Very cool piece, indeed.
Botboy41 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
So Much 80's Charater's, SO MUCH EPICNESS
peghook Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
we had such an awsome childhood
stuperrins Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
awesome! wow
H-SAMABlog Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
loved it
jakerrundle Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant! Made my whole day! :D
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