05.10.15 by Kimi Hamada

Artist Spotlight: Felipe Merida


Wonderful series of carefully detailed plastic bags by Brooklyn-based artist, Felipe Merida (a.k.a. Tipi Thieves). Check out more images below!

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05.10.15 by Jeff

Epic Craigslist Post: “I met you in the rain on the last day of 1972”


Illustration by Harriet Lee-Merrion

This Boston m4w missed connections post begins: “I met you in the rain on the last day of 1972, the same day I resolved to kill myself” and you’re instantly absorbed in a very different kind of personals ad. In fact, whether or not the OP (“an old man now”) ever finds the woman who grabbed his hand and chatted with him over pecan pie at a five and dime one rainy New Year’s Eve becomes irrelevant.

I want to believe this is real but it’s too good to be true. Read the full missed connection below.

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05.10.15 by Jeff

Best of Kickstarter: The Second Lives of Old Pizza Hut Locations


Sydney-based photographer Ho Hai Tran has been documenting Pizza Huts that are no longer Pizza Huts; locations that have been converted into other businesses such as pawn shops, churches, and liquor stores.

Tran’s just launched the wonderfully hopeful “Pizza Hunt” Kickstarter so he can make a nice book of all his photos (so far he’s shot more than 100 Pizza Huts).

Watch the video below!

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05.10.15 by Jeff

1930s Style Animation + Jazz Music = Cuphead Video Game


I rarely post anything video game related but this one, being developed by Studio MDHR, may interest some of you animators out there! Cuphead is an action game featuring fantastic 1930s style cel animations (hand drawn and hand inked), with watercolour backgrounds, and original jazz music. It looks so fun to play!

Players control two characters, Cuphead and Mugman, who after losing a dice roll with the devil, are forced to do his bidding. The game is slated for release as an XBOX and PC title sometime in 2016. Watch the preview video of the game below!

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05.10.15 by Jeff

Music Video: Battles “The Yabba”


Battles always have such great videos! Roger Guàrdia directs this one (produced by CANADA) for their epic 7-minute long track “The Yabba”. I forgot how much I love this band. As soon as I finished this video I loaded up Timothy Saccenti’s video for their song “Atlas”, it’d been several years since I watched it, and it’s still a masterpiece.

Watch “The Yabba” (and “Atlas” if you’ve never seen it) below.

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02.10.15 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Pavel Hayek


Paintings by artist Pavel Hayek. More images below.

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02.10.15 by Jeff

Animation: Simpsons Pixels




I recently came across a whole bunch of these cool pixelated Simpsons characters on Tumblr and after clicking through several different pages I found Simpsons Pixels. Not sure how I completely missed this brilliant animation from way back in February (it’s unforgivable really).

All the looping animated gifs are characters from Ivan Dixon and Paul Robertson’s amazing pixelated Simpsons animation – watch it below! There’s so many great references.

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02.10.15 by Jeff

Booooooom Reader Submissions: October


Here is this month’s submission post! Thanks to everyone who submitted work to the September Submissions post. As always, I get pumped up when I see everyone leaving positive comments on each other’s work! Great job everybody.

In case you’re new here, this is the best way to submit your work to be considered for a post on Booooooom. Up-vote work you like as it really encourages artists in this community and helps me see what kind of work the readers like. I encourage you to share your work here because these posts get a lot of traffic and even if your work is not a fit for Booooooom it still gets seen, and definitely sends traffic (and hopefully new fans) to your own websites.

The comments allow images to be attached so make sure post an image along with a link to your website. Don’t post an image larger than 1mb, sometimes our system rejects it altogether so if you want to make sure your submission goes through submit a web resolution image!

Submission guidelines:

1. Please don’t flood the comments with a dozen images, just post 1 image that represents your best work along with 1 link.

2. If you see good work posted by someone upvote it so it appears at the top. This is not just a nice thing to do, it helps me see what work you actually like.

3. You can/should also encourage people who are sharing good work here! Comment on their posts and let them know you like what they’re doing. I really want to foster a community here, and this is a simple way you can connect with other people making work.

4. Keep in mind your post may not show up right away because it has an image attached. It may need to be manually approved first so don’t freak out and post a million times, once is enough.