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Totally 80s by J-Scott-Campbell Totally 80s by J-Scott-Campbell
An "oldie" but a "goodie"! This originally appeared back in Wizard magazine #136 in 2002 as the opening spread to an article entitled "80's EXTREME!"

Pencil line-art by ME! Digital colors by the talented Matt Milla!


UPDATE!: (Robert Stack: "Unsolved Mysteries" voice!)

"Woooaaahhh!!!" Over 30,000 views and about 500 comments in 24 hours!!! And without being an "Official Daily Deviation"! You guys are the BEST!! Ok, just a few additional general replies:

* The robot looking, armored guy in black on the far right is a "Micronaut"! I agree, I didn't think he was in the same league as the rest, but the editors at Wizard magazine insisted he be there for some reason, so, "there you go!"

* I too have a soft spot for SilverHawks, M.A.S.K, The REAL Ghostbusters, Bravestar, and even Jem!, My little Pony & Rainbow Brite (Lol!) but this was the list that we came up with as a group! Maybe I'll have to do a "Totally 80's" II (Yes, with roman numerals, 'cause that's SO f**kin' 80's!!! ;-P!) Make your suggestions be heard!

* Yes, "Battle of the Planets" (or "G-FORCE" as it will ALWAYS be known to THIS big kid!) was probably more 70's, you're right...

* YES, there IS a Robotech back there!

* Comments that mentioned Mrs PacMan, finding the Rubik's cube, and specifically taking the time to locate ALL 4 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, give yourselves a GOLD STAR, You guys RULE!


And for a little "SeX-ay 80's"...

;P!
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:iconth3f0rge:
Th3F0rge Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Forgot the real ghostbusters.
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dalekdude11 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017
so epic how did you do this its just so good
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Kyan-Uto Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey man!, your illustration inspired me so much that a had to tattoo it on me. AWESOME ART!!
Totally 80's Tattoo by Kyan-Uto  
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MCsaurus Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017
What about Dinosaucers?
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:iconadanhamidu:
adanhamidu Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I sure miss that era
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Dreali85 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2017
Damn I miss the 80"s.Cry emote 
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sangenjin Featured By Owner May 10, 2017
Ah the 80s, a time of male characters with ambiguous sexualities, a focus on sales more than actual plot, repeated plot, and originality... I don't know what I missed, but I feel it was something you had to be there for.
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Shreddinghead Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017
The 80s/90s was awesome!
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YuseiCrimsonKnightX Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Robotech, Voltron, G-Force, Transformers G1, damn... Good old times
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Artist-Azar Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016
M-E-T-H-O-D O-F L-O-V-E

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3F4c7…
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lightning116 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2016
G.I. Joe, He-Man, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Voltron.

Man I miss the 80s.
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graffitisamuraiSAN Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016
This needs to be on a T-shirt because I would soooo sport it!^^ 
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:icongraffitisamuraisan:
Brilliant!! 
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:iconmcsaurus:
MCsaurus Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015
Whoa.

Awesome art you draw, I think I like it.

But what about Dinosaucers?
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DARKZADAR-ZERO Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
incredibly awesome ! :thumbsup:
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666Brago Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015
That's all awesome! :trophy:
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Lion-O-VS-He-Man Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015
Awesome
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follarin63 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015
Very nice job
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deathdealer187 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015
Ii say April oneil belongs there with the turtles or Bebob and rocksteady your missing slimer stay puff marshmallow man or pacman Battletoads ect 
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YDKJGuy-Towers Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Aren't you forgetting someone? Someone truly, truly, truly outrageous?
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JasonSchmitt Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Walk down memory lane, excellent piece!!!
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OcioProduction Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow oldiegoldie!!!!!
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JullezArt Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
cool idea great piece
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joel86442 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
Love this print, and would love to buy it if it were available.  As a diehard Ninja Turtles fan, I am glad you included them and think that you should give the Turtles their own spread, with them and all the characters from the 80's cartoon, in your style of course... keep up the good work, love your art!!!
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matrix4495 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
Nice
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Phenometron Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
Awesomely awesome '80s, bro!
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roninnuren Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
I love the 80's: strikes back, 3-D (VH1)
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anonrenpunk Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
G-Force may have been more 70's in when it actually got done, but i don't remember it hitting the US until the early 80's.  Princess rules!!!!!!!
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TheAtomicDog Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
And as much as this pains me..
Color check: O-Prime's trigger finger.
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TheAtomicDog Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
As a child of the 70s and 80s, I can firmly attest that Micronauts were a 70s thing, and were on their way out by the 80s. I had that big black guy (Darth Vader wannabe), and only in recent years did I realize he's a near-total rip of Nagai Go's Steel Jeeg.
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Doctorwholovesthe80s Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
80's had the best cartoons, music and tvshows!
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jonarty Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
me gusto tu portada de los 80 para la revista aunque no la compre pero veo todo los tipos e artes e el dviart esperando que vea los míos y dejen un comentario pero me gusto su arte y su galeria
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Ultradude33 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
This represents my childhood right here! Thanks for creating this! :)
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jipandcie Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Just amazing !
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Gyaldhart Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your artwork is amazing! Would you allow me to post your artworks on my FB fanpage Into the Lifestream? Of course, I would credit you and provide links to your DA profile page :) (Smile)
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cyberlee303 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you r taken me back to the fun days when good quality cartoons rule the tube, nice job i am adding it to my faves!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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KJOtaku Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
Missing Lone Star and the Silver Hawks and this would have like every show I watched as a kid.
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artboy-2 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this!
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inzo464 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Awesomesauce!!!
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RonGodby Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
My gen!
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Nukuchanchan Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
What no Rainbow Brite? lol
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