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The Uncanny Artistic Wizardry of Papa Ninja!

By Vadim NewquistJanuary 27, 2015
Maybe his jaw-droopingly awesome body of work isn’t capable of disappearing into the night in a flash of smoke, but the artist known simply as Papa Ninja indeed possesses the illustrative skill equivalent of 17th century ninja shadow-warrior. Yes, this Canadian artistic More  →
The Uncanny Artistic Wizardry of Papa Ninja!

The Best in Low Budget Fantasy & Sci Fi

By Vadim NewquistJanuary 23, 2015
There’s no doubt big budget fantasy and sci-fi can make for killer entertainment, but often the very best films in these awesome genres are made for a mere fraction of the price. Sadly, these often bold and innovative films fall through the cracks because they don’t h More  →
The Best in Low Budget Fantasy & Sci Fi

Sci Fi & Fantasy Dudes Who Cry

By Vadim NewquistJanuary 22, 2015
In spite of the fact that gender stereotypes are being challenged in movies and television more and more these days, it’s still almost shocking to see our lead male heroes cry. The unmovable, stoic leading man is so ingrained in our minds that it truly surprises when th More  →
Sci Fi & Fantasy Dudes Who Cry

The Insanely Life-Like Portraits of Euclase

By Vadim NewquistJanuary 20, 2015
The American portrait artist known as Euclase is in a league all his own. His work is so stunningly real that you’d swear you were staring at a photograph. From each shadow to each subtle reflection of light, the tiniest speck of stubble appears so vivid that you’d sw More  →
The Insanely Life-Like Portraits of Euclase

The Animals Most Capable of World Domination!

By Vadim NewquistJanuary 9, 2015
Man has called the shots on this pale blue dot we call Earth for a few million years now, which may sound impressive, but that’s just a relative millisecond in the grand scheme of things. We can only hold onto our tenuous grasp of being the head honchos here for so long More  →
The Animals Most Capable of World Domination!

The Off The Hook Anime Insanity of Alchemaniac!

By Vadim NewquistJanuary 8, 2015
When it comes to classic anime few illustrators can parallel the imagination, skill and brilliance of the Gilang Andrian, aka the Alchemaniac! This artist out of Singapore possesses illustrative skills are second to none and paints lush, highly detailed portraits that bri More  →
The Off The Hook Anime Insanity of Alchemaniac!

Geeky Ways To Spend Your Winter Break

By Vadim NewquistDecember 30, 2014
We know you were planning on becoming one with your bed, and that's still a totally solid plan, but here are some ideas for how to keep your geeky blood pumping this winter break! More  →
Geeky Ways To Spend Your Winter Break

The Geek World's Biggest Catastrophes in 2014

By Vadim NewquistDecember 30, 2014
In 2014 the nerd world had its fair share of triumphs, but as the old saying goes, “Whenever the geek gods giveth, they also taketh awayeth.” That’s a saying, isn’t it? Well, regardless of whether or not it is, some lame stuff went down in 2014, and this is the la More  →
The Geek World's Biggest Catastrophes in 2014
About the Author
Vadim Newquist

Vadim Newquist is a writer, director, actor, animator, fire fighter, stunt driver, martial arts instructor, snake wrangler and time traveling bounty hunter who scales tall buildings with his bare hands and wrestles sharks in his spare time. He can do ten consecutive backflips in one jump, make cars explode with his mind, and can give fifty people a high-five at once without even lifting his hands. He holds multiple PhDs in nuclear physics, osteopathic medicine, behavioral psychology, breakdancing, and chilling out. He currently resides in Gotham City inside his stately mansion with his butler Alfred and his two cats.

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