ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Erin Ptah ([personal profile] ptahrrific) wrote2009-08-02 02:10 am

Mix: Fake News Rumble - Good Guys, Bad Guys, And Explosions

Medium: Television (fancomic)
Fandom: The Daily Show/The Colbert Report
Subject: Fake News Rumble
Title: Good Guys, Bad Guys, And Explosions
Warnings: Large images; spoilers through the Chapter Four preview

A fanmix for the incredibly epic comic Fake News Rumble. In which Dick Cheney is an alien overlord out to destroy the world, and only the superpowered staff of the Daily Show stand in his way.

I've been wanting to draw chibis of these characters for a while now, because their designs (all in the artist's DA gallery) are amazing. Larger versions of the art.




1. Within Temptation | Dark Wings
Starting off with an ominous tone. This song has always made me think of Jon-as-reluctant-hero.



2. Wada Kouji | FIRE!!
From Digimon (translated from the Japanese). An upbeat song to fit Stephen's attitude towards this whole superpowers thing: it's totally awesome.



3. Styx | Captain America
I almost used "America, F@#k Yeah" for this one, but Paul isn't quite that belligerent. So have another song that goes with his shield.



4. Mark Jonathan Davis | Star Wars Cantina
And an outright silly one, to go with Bobby's lightsaber.



5. Sakurakko Club | La Soldier
From Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon (translated from the Japanese), for obvious reasons. Sam as high-powered, action-packed Canadian warrior.



6. Local Anxiety | Forgive Us We're Canadian
Jason, meanwhile, doesn't seem too enthusiastic about Canada's taking-over-America plans.



7. Rilo Kiley | Moneymaker
When putting together the tracklist, this was one of the first songs I settled on. Steve and the power of cash.



8. Lupin III | SUPER HERO
From Lupin III. Does this one even need explaining? (Tek and Lupin would get on like two big cats in a small cage.)



9. Culture Club | Time (Clock of the Heart)
A more sober song, for the not-quite-human John and his time-flipping shenanigans.



10. Indigo Girls | Three Hits
I wanted to use a punchy slapstick song for Rob, but some of these lyrics fit so well that I went with it, melancholy and all.



11. 30 Seconds To Mars | Attack
Lewis has only appeared in a couple of panels, but he was frothing at the mouth at the time.

12. Voltaire | When You're Evil
Dick Cheney as evil overlord? Not exactly a surprise. Alternate-universe versions of Jon and Stephen as his minions? Slightly more so.

13. Weird Al Yankovic | Yoda
Tek's mentor really is a tiny, tiny man.

14. Lemon Demon | The Ultimate Showdown Of Ultimate Destiny
The thesis of the series: "Let's throw together everyone we can possibly think of, add shoutouts to everything from Star Wars to Naruto, and stir it into a Battle Royale With Cheese."


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sarcasticsra: A picture of a rat snuggling a teeny teddy bear. (Default)

[personal profile] sarcasticsra 2009-08-02 09:06 am (UTC)(link)
...aaawwwwesome.

That epic comic definitely needed an epic fanmix to go with it. *steals*

What is that title font, btw? It's really cool.
girlanachronism: John Oliver drinking tea, sepia, animated (John Oliver)

[personal profile] girlanachronism 2009-08-02 09:34 am (UTC)(link)

I love your Chibi's so much I don't even have the words to describe it...

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

This is just too awesome.
holly_cullen: (Jon/Stephen)

[personal profile] holly_cullen 2009-08-02 02:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Ahhhhhhh. Yes. That fancomic is fantastic, and this fanmix does it justice! Sam is sexy, and John is unbelievably cute. (Jon's expression frightens me a bit.)
holly_cullen: (America (Hetalia: Axis Powers))

[personal profile] holly_cullen 2009-08-02 04:32 pm (UTC)(link)
Well, he looks petrified, and he's holding an extremely powerful magical bat in his hand. Nervous!Jon + powerful weapon = run for cover.

[personal profile] rissaofthesaiyajin 2009-08-02 03:35 pm (UTC)(link)
Wow. I just discovered this comic. I hope the author gets better, cause it's awesome. (As is the Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny, which is now stuck in my head.)

I would probably have never checked it out if I hadn't seen your hilariously evil Cheney chibi first, so, thanks! ^_^

[personal profile] rissaofthesaiyajin 2009-08-02 04:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh don't get me wrong, I love the others, but Cheney's evil teeth just crack me up.

[personal profile] inspirine 2009-08-02 04:59 pm (UTC)(link)
This is great and your drawings are wonderful. John's probably my favorite, he's so adorable.

[personal profile] inspirine 2009-08-03 07:16 am (UTC)(link)
Out of curiosity, and if you don't mind me asking, what method(s) do you use to draw them?
aybara_max: (Cheers! (rachel))

[personal profile] aybara_max 2009-08-03 07:21 am (UTC)(link)
OH EM GEE YESSSSSS!!!!

I love the way the chibis are a brilliant blend of your style with saturnkitty's, well done! All too awesome to choose favorites, but I am especially drawn to the adorable feistiness that is Sam, and I love Jason's hair (it really does seem to be his most defining feature).

Even better than the chibis though - LEMON DEMON FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(Anonymous) 2009-08-03 07:44 am (UTC)(link)
a;lskdjf this makes me so happy. (And I've hardly even read any of the comic! I should get on that.) Much love for the chibis, especially John Oliver; he looks adorably Harry Potter-esque.
cocoabean: (Text → asdfghjkl;)

[personal profile] cocoabean 2009-08-03 03:00 pm (UTC)(link)
YES YES YES YES YESSSSS

I love this comic so hard and you making a fanmic (plus chibis) is like a dream come true. Also LOL~ at song choices for Dick. When You're Evil is a perfect match.

themistoklis: Janice Rand (Default)

[personal profile] themistoklis 2009-08-03 05:27 pm (UTC)(link)
^_^ Hee, I love "When You're Evil," that was perfect. Your drawings were great, too. And of course I had to go reread the entire comic after seeing this.

(Anonymous) 2009-08-07 02:35 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm not downloading, but I thought I would mention that this is brilliant work. It's just wonderful!

Great Comic and Music

(Anonymous) 2010-02-03 01:48 pm (UTC)(link)
I love the music and the comic, only thing I would request to add some metal to the list.