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Monki talks with Nerdcore's co-creator Jon Gibson! NSFW Hot Naked Superheros and a Reminder about The Wizard!

Greetings humans, Monki here with a brief talk I had with Jon Gibson, co-creator of the Nerdcore calendar. This is the second Nerdcore calendar, with last year's being video game themed. This year's hot topic is Heros and Villains...loads of fun.

Nerdcore is the main sponsor of The Wizard reunion screening on December 7th as well, so you'll get your chance to meet the man behind it all and buy your own copy of the 2008 edition! Oh yeah, but buy your Wizard tickets when they go on sale today at noon!!

I'll get out of your way so you can enjoy the interview and pics! Oh, the linked pics are if you want to see the badass firestarter in all her glory, you'll have to click through. Enjoy!

Monki: What prompted the choice to go with superheroes for this year's edition of Nerdcore?

Jon Gibson: Well, we're nerds here at Nerdcore - superheroes are our lifeblood. That's the easy answer.

But, you know, it's also about defying expectations. Everyone seemed to think that we were just going to another pinup-style calendar with more retro 80's videogames. Hell, where's the challenge in that? Nerdcore was founded on a principle of never doing things that are TOO easy. That said, the 2008 calendar was really, REALLY FUCKING difficult to produce.

We nearly set a garage on fire, almost buried two production assistants under a pile of very heavy drywall, and found ourselves running away from sketchy vagrants in the abandoned train yards in downtown L.A. Aside from that - yeah, it was a breeze. There was also several incidents of ordering far too much stuffed crust pizza from Pizza Hut. You can only eat so much of that shit.

Monki: Where there any surprises you encountered after the first edition of Nerdcore?

Jon Gibson: Yeah, that it was more popular than we could have ever imagined. We went into a second printing - which is rare for any kind of publication, let alone a calendar - and that's exactly why we wanted to give the fans of the original Nerdcore a reason to come back. There's nothing like a nude lady on fire to get your blood pumpin', right?

The original Nerdcore calendar started like all the best ideas - two guys sitting around playing videogames, watching 80's action movies, getting drunk, and thinking, "You know what the world needs? Naked girls in an arcade." Once we refined the idea, the pitch became more eloquent - classy, nude portraits of women against a backdrop of classic coin-ops in the tradition of hot rod pinups of the 60s and 70s - but when you really break it down, its appeal is simple. No one can deny the allure of a beautiful, naked woman playing Ms. Pac-Man. Really, you can't. Impossible.

Monki: How many of your models were actually into the subject matter? Any gamer girls in front of the lens?

Jon Gibson: There were some gamers, for sure. One of the ladies even said, "When I play my Game Boy naked, I usually lay like this." That's November! But even better than last year, we found the geekiest model of all for 2008 - Justine Joli, a nerd goddess. During the extension shoot, she kept playing us tracks from her iPod. What was she playing, you ask? Why Ghost in the Shell themes. And what was she quoting while holding two blood katanas over a dead ninja? William Gibson's Neuromancer - that's what she was reciting lines from! If she's not the holiest of all hot, naked geeks, I don't know who is. Also, one of our other models is a pin-trader. I won't tell you who - but if you look up what that means on eBay, you'll understand that we spared no expense exhausting all resources to find the best and brightest dorks around... that also happened to be extremely attractive unclothed.

Monki: What is the next step for the Nerdcore line? Any chance of a book?

Jon Gibson: A book collecting images from the calendars is a few years off, BUT we do have some exciting plans for the near future. We'll be sponsoring a very sweet little event down in Austin, Texas reuniting the cast and crew of The Wizard, the definitive gaming movie of the 80s. That's right, star Fred Savage, director Todd Holland, and others convening at the Alamo Drafthouse for possibly of one the coolest nights ever conceived.

Oh, wait - Ain't It Cool is a sponsor, too. Shit!

Monki: What's next up your sleeve in the realm of art and videogames?

Jon Gibson: Well, Nerdcore WILL make a return to videogames sooner than later - but we're all about the celebration of geek culture, helping to broaden the horizons for nerds everywhere. That's why we're not just into games - we're about comics, movies, animation, music, technology, and everything in-between.

That last masked crusader is an AICN exclusive pic, by the way...pretty sweet!

Not only is the Nerdcore: Heroes/Villains calendar full of super-hot naked women, but it's also packed full of geeky release dates, Judgement Day, big conventions like Comic-con and PAX...and tons more. If you can't make it to the Wizard screening, they will be available online at

That'll just about do it...I remind you again...get your Wizard tickets! On sale today at Noon!! Alright, until next time, back up the tree I go!


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  • Nov. 5, 2007, 2 a.m. CST


    by George Newman

    to your face

  • Nov. 5, 2007, 2:24 a.m. CST

    I can die happy

    by Pipple


  • Nov. 5, 2007, 2:28 a.m. CST

    That totally should have been the ending of X-Men 3...

    by Rindain


  • Nov. 5, 2007, 2:31 a.m. CST


    by CopOnTheEdge

    ...for finally listening to my whining and bitching about not posting photos on your site. NICE JOB!!! These aren't just ANY pics, mind you -- THIS... IS... NERDCORE!!!!! [kicks that annoying S.I. Swimsuit art director bitch over the cliff]

  • Nov. 5, 2007, 2:50 a.m. CST

    I knew there was a reason I was up this late.

    by L.H.Puttgrass


  • Nov. 5, 2007, 3:08 a.m. CST


    by Iowa Snot Client

    That is all.

  • Nov. 5, 2007, 3:48 a.m. CST

    a new low for AICN

    by vicious_bastard

  • Nov. 5, 2007, 3:56 a.m. CST

    international iron man trailer!!!

    by aicndoesntwantmorecowbell take out the spaces. its ok.

  • Nov. 5, 2007, 3:57 a.m. CST

    thats pretty sad that you can die happy

    by aicndoesntwantmorecowbell

    i assume this is the most action youve ever got?

  • Nov. 5, 2007, 6:07 a.m. CST

    How about a calendar of women we have a shot at in real life?

    by tonagan

    And by "we", I mean "I".

  • Nov. 5, 2007, 6:46 a.m. CST

    um... I don't know what boobs you were looking at...

    by DuncanHines

    bacci40... but them boobs were looking perfect and A-OK. Everybody knows that broads in the itty bitty titty comittee are the best anyways. If you don't know... too bad for you...

  • Nov. 5, 2007, 7:21 a.m. CST


    by Pound Sand

    *sound of slide whistle*

  • Nov. 5, 2007, 7:24 a.m. CST

    Finally...someone gets it right

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Combining the best of what guys here chicks and superheroes. And yes, that totally should have been Famke Jansen at the end of X3.

  • Nov. 5, 2007, 7:47 a.m. CST

    so is AICN going NSFW?

    by YO MOM'S GOAT

    That's what, two articles in the span of 24 hours? Might as well just open a special porn section on the site... then all the talkbackers can lose their minds sending emails petitioning you to do a MIDOL girl photo spread.

  • Nov. 5, 2007, 8:04 a.m. CST

    Ain't there a lack of news? Here's some titties.

    by Tai_Pan

    News, please.

  • Nov. 5, 2007, 8:26 a.m. CST

    uncovered Boobies in one NSFW

    by Varakor

    but covered boobies in the second? You know if you don't show boobies... the terrorist win... what?

  • Nov. 5, 2007, 10:41 a.m. CST


    by ironic_name


  • Nov. 5, 2007, 1:39 p.m. CST

    I don't get

    by Abominable Snowcone

    What the complaints are about. Sure, we come to AICN for geek movie news. But superhero stuff is closely-related, and I know a lot of people are into gaming. And now, for fun, here's an article about a site that combines that stuff with HOT chicks. I like the photos. They're fun and artsy, erotic without being pornographic, plus, these girls were all for it and aren't being exploited. Kinda like when I was 12 and I'd imagine She Hulk or Aurora from Alpha Flight naked, because that's what I wanted to see. Nothin' wrong with having some fun.

  • Nov. 5, 2007, 2:27 p.m. CST

    The Wizard already sold out!!!

    by TheRealSeveren

    Both shows! Glad I managed to get a couple tix to the 2200 show. See yall there!

  • Nov. 5, 2007, 2:53 p.m. CST

    It's official!!

    by Monki

    The Wizard Reunion Screening sold out in 30 minutes with over 100 tickets being sold in the first 5 minutes. For those of you who got in, I can't wait to give you a Powergloved high-five.

  • Nov. 5, 2007, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Finally Lindsay Lohan can get the monkey off her back

    by Internet Thug

    There's a new Firecrotch in town baby!!!

  • Nov. 5, 2007, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Not Safe for Work?

    by Jonas Grumpy

    And yet, photos of guys dressed as Namor (green Speedo version), Tarzan, Ka-Zar, Conan, etc., are perfectly safe for work? Gad-friggin'-zooks. A shirtless fat guy? No problemo. A shirtless A-cup woman? Stop the presses! Why nudity - especially the preferable, female kind - remains a taboo in the U.S. continues to baffle and embarrass me. Haven't we grown up yet? (...he asks in a talkback devoted to nude women "dressed" in superhero costumes.)

  • Nov. 5, 2007, 3:50 p.m. CST

    You guys are making me roffle...

    by GeekyAnimeNerd79Beyotch

    like a little bitch.

  • Nov. 5, 2007, 4:25 p.m. CST

    I give up. ladies. Now, frisk me. You each get a turn.

    by JDanielP these women would stop crime. After all, who wouldn't want to give up to one of these lovely ladies? But then again, I could also see an INCREASE in crime, just be captured...and frisked...and in hope of getting punished in just the right way.

  • Nov. 5, 2007, 5:41 p.m. CST


    by Wizejoker

    looks like I'm going to be in the standby line two nights in a row at the drafthouse

  • Nov. 5, 2007, 7:59 p.m. CST

    Justine Jolie / Swan

    by montessaurus

    Damn. HOT DAMN. She makes for an amazingly hot Phoenix. She's so awesome. I always wondered if she was a bit of a nerd. I bet she even listens to awesome music too. Please be my girlfriend. *drools all over hisself, but in a sexy way. yeah.*

  • Nov. 6, 2007, 2:55 a.m. CST

    AICN Geeks afraid of girls?

    by Sudynim

    Why so little amount of comments gang? Sure you can rip new ones on writers/storylines of your favorite sci-fi/fantasy/horror/action/superhero movie/TVshow/geek epic series but you can't comment about [gasp] girls! hee hee hee. they've got cooties

  • Nov. 6, 2007, 3:44 a.m. CST

    Flames on Jean Grey Prime

    by foreverguardian

    Everyone knows things look better when the flames aren't in the way ;P And yeah, X3 would have been WAY better with Famke Janssen looking like that at the, erm, climax.

  • Nov. 6, 2007, 8:19 a.m. CST

    I'm speechless..

    by theonecalledshoe

    This website just keeps getting better and better. It makes me feel like a kid in a candystore.

  • Nov. 7, 2007, 4:07 a.m. CST

    What's "The Wizard"???

    by cornponious

    Never heard of it. Don't remember it. But the naked women are nice...

  • Feb. 6, 2009, 12:17 a.m. CST

    LOL old news is good news

    by RockMSockM

    Recent post... or not?