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Saturday Morning In Front Of La Salle De Justice by RadiationActor Saturday Morning In Front Of La Salle De Justice by RadiationActor
***UPDATE:

GOOD NEWS! Warner Bros. and DC Comics have arranged to have "Saturday Morning" and "Sunday Evening" printed as 18" x 24" lithographs which will be limited to 40 copies each, signed and numbered by myself. This is as part of their crowd funding campaign for We Can Be Heroes.

You can pick them up by donating $100 for either poster at:
www.indiegogo.com/projects/dc-…

BAD NEWS: It has only been one day and out of 40, there are only six (6) "Saturday Morning"s and twenty-three (23) "Sunday Evening"s left.

Go get them now!

-Rey


Meant as a simple homage to Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat, this piece calls to mind that as the original painting was comprised of points of color, so too are these characters from the DC Universe today. My intent was to show how iconic DC Super Heroes were, by minimizing them to their most basic colors and shapes and have them still retain their recognizability. The groupings and character choices were relevant to the issues and storyline out at the time I created this, tempered with my own whimsy. For instance, Wonder Woman appeared in Justice League, eating an ice cream cone. And so forth...

I named this as such to evoke that feeling of Saturday Morning cartoons - the excitement and fun of it all! And it it clicked after that. The Hall of Justice, the reflecting pool, the lawn.

If you will kindly forgive me, I will refrain from going into any debate concerning the New 52, why so and so is with blank, and who should have been included/not included. It is what it is, to be enjoyed for what it is!

Thank you, my friends!

Rey Taira
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:iconestonius:
Estonius Featured By Owner May 7, 2015
Wonderful homage!
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:icontoba122:
toba122 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
Batwoman, yaaaaasss.
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:iconsauron9:
sauron9 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
if i stare close enough, will i see wonder woman's uvula
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:iconjrdl30:
jrdl30 Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome! One Animo, La Salle! :awesome: 
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:iconextant59:
extant59 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Please make more prints. :(
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:icontanithlipsky:
TanithLipsky Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
cool
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:iconsilentmanx:
SilentmanX Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
I actually like this, well done
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:iconradiationactor:
RadiationActor Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
My thanks to you!
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:iconmajinvegeta1987:
MajinVegeta1987 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
Wonderful work here! :iconmonkeythumbplz: (love the animals playing in the park too. Dex-Starr FTW)
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:iconradiationactor:
RadiationActor Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
He's my favorite on there! When it came to deciding which cat was to go in that spot...no other came to mind!
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MimiFodera Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
This is wonderful! How can I get a print??? 
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:iconradiationactor:
RadiationActor Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks! It was done for DC Entertainment's We Can Be Heroes campaign. The original fetched over $2800 at auction which goes to all the charities involved! Unfortunately, the flip side is that I cannot sell prints of these. There is only one out there.
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:icondurkad:
durkad Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
This is most certainly the most awesomest piece of art I have seen in a while!  It is well and truly brilliant!
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:iconradiationactor:
RadiationActor Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Why thank you, that is quite a compliment!
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:iconbenzo1995:
Benzo1995 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Cool idea!

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:iconradiationactor:
RadiationActor Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm glad you think so!

Thanks!
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:icongph-artist:
gph-artist Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Brilliant. And fabulously executed. Easy fave.
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:iconradiationactor:
RadiationActor Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconradiationactor:
RadiationActor Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you to all the new visitors brought here by the dA Facebook page! You guys are awesome! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
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floufire Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
This is an incredible work, I really like it, so genius idea and application of it, total fav!
:happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: +fav  DC Love Bounce
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:iconradiationactor:
RadiationActor Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
You honor me, thank you!
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LightOfTheStray Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student General Artist
All I want to say is thank you for putting your effort into this! Congrats on being featured on dA's Facebook group page!


I find it very funny Aquaman is fishing. XD
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:iconradiationactor:
RadiationActor Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks, I'm glad you think so! I have a pretty satirical sense of humor!
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Excellent!
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:iconradiationactor:
RadiationActor Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Welcome!
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cocoawolf29 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing, but why is aquaman fishing?!
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RadiationActor Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks! Aquaman is fishing because the original figure in the painting was fishing. It just seemed funny to me to put him in that position. Also, he eats fish, plain and simple. When he was a boy, his father, a lighthouse keeper, always took him to eat fish sticks at a local seafood place. Pick up some incredible older issues of Aquaman to be introduced to him, again!
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cocoawolf29 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, alrighty. It is pretty ironic. The versions of Aquaman I know are disgusted with the idea of eating fish. He's not a superhero I'm really into, so I don't know all that much about him.
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poptrasha Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Serious genius! Brilliant idea and composition. Rushed over from Facebook to tell you so! 
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:iconradiationactor:
RadiationActor Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you were introduced to this piece!
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RadiationActor Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
I actually listened to this while looking at the piece. It was moving!
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hunterdanny Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Marvelous work and I love it.

But I don't recognize some of those characters, would someone be so kind and please tell me who is:
- that little creature on the right of Dex-Starr
- that red silhouette between Wonder Woman and Green Arrow
- the pair behind Batgirl and Poison Ivy
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RadiationActor Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!

The monkey to the right of Dex-Starr is Beppo the Super Monkey, the inspiration for Gleek. The blue alien monkey that belonged to Zan and Jana from the old Super Friends cartoons.

The red silhouette is Deadman.

The pair behind Batgirl and Poison Ivy are Apollo and Midnighter. The original people were two military officers on a stroll. I thought it would be quaint to put the two most powerful members of The Authority in their place!
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hunterdanny Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Thank you very much. I totally forgot that Wildstorm Universe got merged with DCU. And shame on me for not recognizing Deadman, now it's so obvious.

Anyway, great job!
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:iconradiationactor:
RadiationActor Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
My pleasure!
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:iconeldnsay:
Eldnsay Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
I find it very interesting. Good job!
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:iconradiationactor:
RadiationActor Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm glad! Thanks for viewing!
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SuperiorScarlet Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
A recreation of the famous painting. NICE!
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:iconradiationactor:
RadiationActor Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Glad you like it, thanks!
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:iconcesargarby:
Cesargarby Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student Writer
niiiice! Love it! A lot! :D
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:iconradiationactor:
RadiationActor Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you, so do I!
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:iconmasterstix:
MasterStix Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student Photographer
This would make a awesome poster!!
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:iconradiationactor:
RadiationActor Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
I know, right? But alas, I cannot sell this art work.
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:iconmasterstix:
MasterStix Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student Photographer
What?! :( Why not?
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:iconbleaux42:
bleaux42 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful!
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:iconradiationactor:
RadiationActor Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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jc2allrightsmio Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
beautiful.
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