Posts Tagged ‘Metropolis’

Week one-fifty-nine of Operation Graphite – theme: Metropolis.


There still is the idea that the city of the future could be a beacon of science and progress. While many of todays films and stories are mired in dystopian crime and dreariness, there still is a retro futuristic notion of what a future metropolis should be like. We may not ever have our flying cars, and all the railways may be better hidden underground, but we can still imagine a thriving metropolis where technology is beyond anything we thought possible.

Contributing city planers:

kalebschad – Future City

Shock – City above the clouds

The theme selected for week one-fifty-nine of Operation Graphite will be: Metropolis.


The full trailer for Tomorrowland is out; as we gush at the gorgeous, retro futuristic views of what we once thought the perfect future city would look like, we can try to create our own futuristic landscape. While you may favor the Tezuka approach, or perhaps the Lang approach to city planing, any story or character associated with a futuristic city would also be fair game.

Please submit any drawing or painting, using traditional or digital media, that fits the theme: Metropolis.

All art work is due on Thursday, 3.19.14 Submissions will be published the following Friday, 3.20.15

Week forty of Operation Graphite – Theme: Superman.

For a character who is often regarded as out dated, we have a good turnout of Supermen this week. No matter how boring some think the character is, nor how convoluted the multiverse story lines become, Superman remains hugely popular. Because like John Wayne and Apple pie, Superman is an American icon, one that even Kryptonite can not weaken.

Contributing Übermensch

alancheezy – Deep Thoughts

bruku – Man of Steel

kalebschad – Supearman

Micah – The Supe

shawnbrookwilliams – Superman

Shock – Single Bound

Thank you for stoping Lex Luthor… again.

The theme selected for week forty of Operation Graphite will be: Superman.

With or without red trunks, the Man of Steel is the most iconic superhero on Earth. For some he is a symbol of the American Way; for others he’s a boring character, too powerful to be interesting. When written well, the last son of Krypton is an amazing character, but in the age where more realistic super heroes are desired, can Superman still be relevant?

Any drawing or painting, using traditional or digital media, of Superman or related is fair game

All art work is due on Thursday 11.8.12. Submissions will be published the following Friday 11.9.12