5/3/2023 UPDATE! Because an artist is never happy, I made just a few slight changes to the collage today — So be sure to check it again! I’ve added my friend and wonderful actor David Frankham as Larry Marvick on here ( I had him all set up yesterday and forgot to save it!!) as well as a spilled coffee cup and a rename on the drum; changing it to BAND instead of BRAND, which confused people. (It was meant as franchise humor)
It’s really done now! Thanks for your comments and likes! 🙂
Sorry I’ve been away for a while, (busy with life) but I’m back and I wanted to share this updated collage with you!
I originally created this collage in 2018 with the use of my ancient computer program (don’t laugh) Print Master Platnium 18.1. Although I liked the original, (and you can see it here) it clearly lacked the precision and sharpness I could make with my Adobe Printshop program, with which I’ve been making all my latest colleges with ever since. On the old program one had to crop images by painstakingly outlining them dot by dot and them eliminating the background. With Adobe, this process became much less time consuming and tedious! You can also see how even the writing on the bass drum looks much more realistic, especially since my son taught me how to add fonts to my system!
So here’s my updated Beatle/Trek homage of of “Captain Jim Kirk’s Starfleet Brand” I’ve added a few characters and props, and I find it highly more satisfying! Note: I didn’t add a key this time, since I figure many of my readers will recognize just about everyone here! Have fun with it and let me what you think!
I hope to have an public exhibit of many of my collages up sometime. I’ll let you know if it ever happens 🙂
Happy Fourth of July to all my fellow Americans! I was lucky to grow up in a time in America when innovation and seeking a brighter future were key to our growth. In the 1960’s, we Americans were excited as the prospect landing on the moon and discovering the wonders it would reveal to our senses. There was promise of new horizons, and the dream of making the whole world a better place through science and exploration.
And wasn’t Star Trek, that little sci-fi show, a beacon of that dream? In the midst of the hell that was Vietnam, and national unrest between races and generations, Star Trek reminded us that, yes, there will be hard times, but we WILL survive them and we CAN come together as human beings and live in tolerance and peace.
I feel that we are in turmoil here 49 years after the final original Star Trek episode ended, but I still believe in that dream, and the beauty of our Constitution and the Bill of Rights. And I pray that my beloved country will be able to find it’s better angels again, and that we can again strive toward the dream of unity, and love, that America, and Star Trek, presented.
My salute to the two great pop culture moments of the 1960’s; Star Trek and The Beatles. Wishing you Peace, Love, and Live Long and Prosper on this 4th of July.
Being a devotee of both The Beatles and Trek, I was delighted to come across this! What a magnificent crossover of TOS and Yellow Submarine! I appreciate that the artist included Chapel and Rand. If you look closely, you can see and alternate submarineEnterprise in red with Evil Kirk and Spock there! Other clever mashups here: Harry Mudd as a combination Young Fred/Snapping Turtle Turk, a Klingon vessel as The Dreadful Flying Glove, and the Mugato as a Blue Meanie. I don’t know who made this but it’s brilliant!
Today, February 25, would have been George Harrison’s 70th Birthday! (note special header banner above) Happy Heavenly Birthday to my other favorite 60’s pop icon (Sorry Leonard, I fell for George first!) Love this guy. Maybe I’ll spend today listening to All Things Must Pass and Brainwashed, maybe throw in a viewing ofA Hard Day’s Night or Help!, and Martin Scorcese’s Documentary — And don’t forget the Harrison Tribute I made 3 years ago! (under the name Peace2baby on YouTube)
I colorized this funny photo of George with my Adobe PhotoShop — I guessed at the colors of the Fair Isle sweater that turned out to be surprisingly accurate! But the tee was actually blue- something I’ll fix eventually…