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Some cool stuff to buy? Check this out!!! Idiot Box Art with Gallery 1988!

Hey folks, Harry here... Yeah - I'm a geek. I love crazy cool whacked out pop culture stuff. Can't get enough. In particular - I love really Vintage television and probably my favorite episode of my favorite television show ever is TO SERVE MAN from THE TWILIGHT ZONE. Now Gallery1988 has a history with AICN - we've partnered with them in the past - and well - we always have our eyes on what they're up to. So when my cuddly spy upon all things geeky cool, The Yattering, sent me an email alerting me to the latest offerings from Gallery 1988, well... I went to check it out and came across the following:

Israel Sanchez "Cooking With Kanamit" Gouache on board 10 x 14 inches $400.00 (The Twilight Zone)

That shit is mine now! They have tons of great art - which you can look at HERE!!! And if you order quickly - you can get your faves. They're already selling like hot cakes - but at the very least - go give it a look. There's some beautiful pieces, some weird as fuck pieces and some that make you go "Hmmmm". Meanwhile Enjoy TO SERVE MAN!

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  • April 2, 2009, 5:49 p.m. CST


    by jimmy rabbitte


  • April 2, 2009, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Whats not to get, Jimmy?

    by D.Vader

    Oh I see, you just wanted to get "first" real quick...

  • April 2, 2009, 5:59 p.m. CST

    Maybe the coolest thing I've ever seen!

    by couchtrip105

    Except for that one still shot from "Fairly-Odd Parents." Wicked cool!

  • April 2, 2009, 6 p.m. CST

    all i got to say about this great deal is "sham-WOW"!

    by BMacSmith

    thanks Harry for the heads up! are there any other great deals your keeping from us! just set it, and forget it!<p> you fucking whore.

  • April 2, 2009, 6 p.m. CST


    by jimmy rabbitte

    If that picture doesn't get a "huh?" out of you, then good for you.<p> It took me a minute to take it all in. The "first" thing has never impressed me. You should be thanking me for not typing that, the way all the morons do.

  • April 2, 2009, 6:02 p.m. CST

    I don't consider this news...

    by Dr.DirtyD

    I consider it advertising. <P> There's a place for that: it's all up along the sides and around this sit, they're called pop-ups and banners. <P> Why do the articles themselves have to be advertisements.

  • April 2, 2009, 6:04 p.m. CST

    At least he's upfront about it this time.

    by Dr.DirtyD

  • April 2, 2009, 6:09 p.m. CST


    by Dr.DirtyD

    while Harry is busy selling stuff, Yahoo news has an article about ALL the transformers featured in that new movie.

  • April 2, 2009, 6:18 p.m. CST



    How do I profit from this? I have no stake in the gallery or any of the art. I bought one for myself - and I found something that I wanted for myself, while noting that the pop-culture nature of the artwork - that people that come to Ain't It Cool News may in fact be as amused and interested in the artwork to look at or purchase - and I don't see so much as a percentage. Hmmmm...

  • April 2, 2009, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Cause we all have money to burn right now

    by JuanSanchez

  • April 2, 2009, 6:20 p.m. CST

    LOVE old Twilight Zone

    by password.swordfish

    Just recently been watching old eps online and what a brilliant show. I don't know, Dr. DirtyD, anything related to quality like the Twilight Zone is cooler to me than whatever rat shit Michael Bay is doing now (it's all pretty interchangeable rat shit - and yes, that does include the first Transformers, aka rat shit).

  • April 2, 2009, 6:22 p.m. CST

    Going to this

    by Nobody_Touches_Buddy_Revell

    Ill be sure to give my PLANT review later

  • April 2, 2009, 6:24 p.m. CST



    Doesn't cost a cent to look

  • April 2, 2009, 6:31 p.m. CST

    Robotic A-team

    by password.swordfish

    Is awesome! So many good shows in there, although Urkel is likely to give me nightmares (because of how scary that pic is, and because now I remember Urkel).

  • April 2, 2009, 6:32 p.m. CST

    simply put

    by telly1138

    Harry's fucking sight. He can post pictures of this afternoon's BM if he wants. Because it's his site.

  • April 2, 2009, 6:39 p.m. CST

    Has this guy been busted for IP violations?

    by CerebralAssassin

    C'mon intellectual property lawyers...let him have it!

  • April 2, 2009, 6:43 p.m. CST

    That painting

    by nyj_et

    is cooler news than Jetfire looking like Macross in the next Transformers movie. So get off Harry's back.

  • April 2, 2009, 7:44 p.m. CST



  • April 2, 2009, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Cerebral- good question

    by YackBacker

    Nothing on their website seems to indicate they has licensing agreements with any of these properties. They may have them, but then again, they might not.

  • April 2, 2009, 7:52 p.m. CST



    Maybe you do since it's clear that the studio's have been handing you envelopes of cash since you started this fucking site but the rest of us plebs have little things to pay for like, say, rent, food, phone, internet, car insurance, gas, school, textbooks, you know, all that shit you avoided by becoming Hollywood’s tubby little bitch. I hope you fucking choke the next time your beard fills your trough with Twinkies.

  • April 2, 2009, 8:03 p.m. CST

    Very cool.


    The Twilight Zone is under appreciated. BEST. SHOW. EVER.

  • April 2, 2009, 8:18 p.m. CST

    They have penis and ball noses

    by ThePilgrim

    Just saying... <P> $400, Really? <P> Print it out and trace over it, show it to the ladies so they can see the cock noses and think your like a deep artist or something, + you save you some bill spending money.

  • April 2, 2009, 8:25 p.m. CST

    Calm down people

    by Jinxo

    What the hey? Some folks need to calm down. Who said you had to buy anything? Yes, they art is for same but you can also just look for the love of Mike. Like an online walk through a trippy pop art gallery. If someone took you to an art gallery in real life, would you get into a snit over the fact that the art was for sale or yell at your friend that you had no money to buy anything. No. Unless you're an ass. You'd walk around and enjoy checking out the art.

  • April 2, 2009, 8:34 p.m. CST

    One more day closer to the grave

    by ThePilgrim

    This was 5 minutes of your life.

  • April 2, 2009, 8:37 p.m. CST

    The problem is Harry whores this site out so much...

    by BMacSmith

    its hard to tell what he's been payed for and what he hasn't. thanks to his long history of ads diguised as stories, bluray/HDDVD pushing, and positive reviews in return for access, the opinions and integrity of this site is worth exactly jack shit.

  • April 2, 2009, 9:05 p.m. CST



    You know - people like you cause the most laughs I get. The only ADS as STORIES that I see anything at all from are the DVD column - and I'm very upfront about it. In America - there's no harm in making a disclosed profit. <BR><BR>BluRay and HD-DVD never have paid me a dime to promote their brands - I do so because they are superior products with which to watch film at home. That's not up for debate, they're the best. Far better than HD cable. <BR><BR>And as for "Positive reviews for access" - There is no statements or deals that any site that I know of makes that works in this manner. Studios grant access to sets, actors, talent, etc - because when you write those articles in advance of a film's release... the set visits are almost always positive, because at that point - the work you see is limited and always looks good. By the time you can see a film - that's the end of it all. The only "DEAL" that any reviewer makes with studios is if the studio shows you the movie early - and you like/love the movie, you can write or review that film instantly - but if you hate it or dislike it - you can review the film the day of release, like regular reviewers. This has been the "rule" going back pretty much forever. Ebert, Kael and many others have all agreed to this same policy. <BR><BR>Feel free to be a doubting Thomas - that's fine, if our positions were reversed I'd probably call you a shill if I didn't know you. <BR><BR>My money doesn't come from Studios saying, "Love this or else" - it comes from Ad revenue on AICN - which comes from a third party ad firm. And a 9000 acre ranch I have in North Texas. And that's a fact.

  • April 2, 2009, 9:26 p.m. CST

    after years of talkbacks, harry..

    by soup74

    are you really surprised a few bitter people feel the need to bitch that you showed us an awesome art gallery? <br><br>you should even bother defending yourself. its not like the whiney bunch are going to all of a sudden say.."hey you're right, i was wrong." <br><br>anyway, if i won the lottery i think i would buy almost every piece for my gallery. (this is, of course, after i win the lottery.) <br><br>as it is, i think i may buy the second small wonder print. (although both are cool) it's only $30 for an awesome image of her destroying a suburb. <br><br>after that, i think i would save up for the 'it's always sunny in Philadelphia' one

  • April 2, 2009, 9:26 p.m. CST


    by soup74

    you "shouldnt" bother defending yourself.

  • April 2, 2009, 10:35 p.m. CST

    I could care less if Harry is a whore

    by themasterofnonsense

    His site sucks ass anyway. The only reason I come here is to read the Talkbacks. I totally ignore the articles (I am a GIGANTIC film buff however I prefer many other far superior sites for REAL news)I swear to god the Talkbacks are funnier than watching Bumfights on Youtube! AICN is the Trash TV of film fan sites! The drama that plays out in TB's is so addictive! And all the while ignorant Harry Knowles honestly thinks we all come here for his "cool news". Guess what moron? nobody cares about the new painting or whatever that your buying, we just come here to ridicule you, your friends, and your poseur wife. Oh, and hows the weight loss going? Total failure? yeah, I thought so.

  • April 2, 2009, 10:40 p.m. CST


    by CreepyThinMansPreciousLittleLife

    This site used to be great back in the days when AICN used to post all sorts of tidbits of great info and early reviews. Now Knowles and Co. can’t be bothered to update the fucking site on a regular basis, they actually subject themselves to embargo’s in the case of Watchmen and every other post is about shit that we should buy through this site which is now saturated with advertisements. Harry has become exactly like those lapdog stenographers who sat in the White House press room for the 7 years after 9/11 and took it in the ass from Bushco. because they were afraid of losing their access. Not that Harry ever had an integrity in the first place, I mean, Christ you can go back to 98 and see how he took Armageddon and Godzilla in both pipes because the studio’s threw him some attention and pwesants i.e. payoffs in the form of tickets/free trips to the premieres and freebies. But the studios aren’t that accommodating now are they Knowles? They know that sites like AICN and CHUD represent only a small fraction of the movie going audience and only stoop to waste their time with you when they have geek heavy properties like Watchmen who don’t have much traction in the mainstream. But I’m betting that Knowles isn’t getting as much attention from the studio’s to promote this summers top films like Harry Potter, Transformers, Star Trek, Terminator, G.I. Joe ain’t that right Harry? They show you a sliver of footage, let you speak to the Directors/Writers for five minutes and will send an early print to Austin which is all they need to butter up Jabba the Knowles to get a full on sloppy blowjob from AICN. They’re on to your game and know how to play you. About the only thing Harry knows how to do anymore is ban people. Fuck knows he ain’t delivering any cool news these days.

  • April 2, 2009, 10:53 p.m. CST

    okay fine, but..

    by soup74

    sure, if harry just got back from a studio paid trip from Miami, then told us all that "weekend at bernies 3: a whole new corpse" was a groundbreaking laugh riot.. then yeah, rip him a new one. <br><br>but whats the point of freaking out over a tiny post about some cool art that is related to Television. maybe you think its shilling, or not interested, but i fucking was. i spent a good 30 minutes looking over all the paintings that i found enjoyable. DONE. end of story. no one got hurt. anybody who didnt care could have just skipped the link.

  • April 2, 2009, 11:13 p.m. CST


    by CreepyThinMansPreciousLittleLife

  • April 2, 2009, 11:16 p.m. CST

    honest criticism harry

    by drturing

    any long time reader knows you post what you post unashamedly, unapologetically. but brass tacks: no real scoops here in a long time. merrick is an awfully out of his depth writer who has no voice, wit, or even posts anything that relevant other than recycled news. the real lifeblood of the site has sadly become talkback. we're missing eloquent, passionate writing about geek love, and it's been awhile since you had a set visit that really felt like something you couldn't get anywhere else. i've been here forever, i read this site every day, but honestly lately it's getting weird. i'm not saying you're shilling at all, but there's strange mixed messages, weird posts that don't feel pertinent, and the lifeblood has become talkback, which is fuelled on anonymous powergrabs.

  • April 3, 2009, 12:41 a.m. CST

    you got me there...

    by soup74

    the tauntaun sleeping bag was cool. got some more?

  • April 3, 2009, 1:10 a.m. CST

    i dont know, but the talkbacks are always good

    by BMacSmith

    glad i make you laugh.

  • April 3, 2009, 1:14 a.m. CST

    but when you give your best buds automatic good reviews

    by BMacSmith

    i call bullshit.

  • April 3, 2009, 3:12 a.m. CST

    Some of it is cool,

    by Dingbatty

    but isn't this akin to downloading a movie, or stealing IP? Fair use, maybe, but they are intending on making money from it...

  • April 3, 2009, 3:18 a.m. CST

    Did you have permission to place that clip?

    by silentbobafett2

  • April 3, 2009, 4:24 a.m. CST

    Harry, People Are Going to Call You a Whore


    No matter what you do. It's because they secretly lust for you and wish you were a man-whore, so one day they could earn enough to pay you for your sweet loving.<BR><br>That's what it's all about with these folks, and everybody knows it.<br><Br> BTW, don't get on the ship. To Serve Man? It's a cookbook.

  • April 3, 2009, 4:41 a.m. CST



    well - my buds that make movies make awesome ones.

  • April 3, 2009, 6:10 a.m. CST

    by Burnam

    i think that's awesome. would like to see more by that artist. that episode was dope too.

  • April 3, 2009, 6:30 a.m. CST

    Let me tell you something

    by perromaldito

    Harry can be a sellout or not, but that art is pretty sweet and i thank him for showing it to us. I specially like the Saved by the Bell one with Screech going all columbine on his mates, i pissed my pants!, its weird cause i downloaded the first 3 seasons recently and i´ve been laughing my ass off watching those stoned out of my mind, how could we look up to those guys!!! hahaha slater???

  • April 3, 2009, 6:56 a.m. CST

    So, uh, AICN is now a late night infomertial TV channel?

    by ricarleite2

  • April 3, 2009, 6:59 a.m. CST


    by rev_skarekroe

    I thought this was going to be about the old Alex Winter TV show.

  • April 3, 2009, 7:04 a.m. CST

    It's not about Harry profiting or not.

    by ricarleite2

    I don't care. It's about stories that are product advertisements, instead of movies and TV reviews, news and scoops. You don't have to post something everyday.

  • April 3, 2009, 7:14 a.m. CST

    Was Gumby fucking Pokey?

    by BurnHollywood

    Huh. That Urkel was pretty intense. I'm sure some father-hating Goth chick's going to get that tattooed on her arm somewhere so people can walk by and say, "Oh,'ve got really horrible psoriasis on your shoulder...OH WAIT it's Urkel. I guess that's better."

  • April 3, 2009, 8:04 a.m. CST

    shit is bananas

    by Brian

    i especally liked the 8-bit rendering of Screech killing his Bayside friends. And the Macguyver figure. awesome post!

  • April 3, 2009, 9:22 a.m. CST

    "well - my buds that make movies make awesome ones."

    by themasterofnonsense

    Eli Roth??!!!!

  • April 3, 2009, 12:45 p.m. CST

    "well - my buds that make movies make awesome ones."

    by IAmJack'sUserID

    Not at all biased, just like this site nowadays. Oh, that was extreme sarcasm by the way. <p></p> "In America - there's no harm in making a disclosed profit." It's too bad that you don't review these DVDs as much as provide a huge page of links to where sometimes you make money off of movies you've either never seen or couldn't bother to write more than a one-sentence review about. Let's not kid ourselves here that this site is motivated first and foremost by profit and not any kind of love of the medium. Not to say that you don't love the medium because you obviously do, but this site is merely a way for you to make money without much of a care for exclusives and other substantial content.

  • April 3, 2009, 1:02 p.m. CST

    Oh and "BluRay and HD-DVD never have paid me a dime to promote t

    by IAmJack'sUserID

    Nope, but they obviously send you free products. How many players and discs have you received? Not saying there isn't anything wrong with that, but those are players and discs that you did NOT have to buy since they were sent to you. Thousands of dollars in your pocket instead of spent on those products.

  • April 3, 2009, 5:11 p.m. CST

    It's cool but not $400 worth of cool.

    by alienindisguise

    That's steep for a Ren and Stimpy style piece.

  • April 3, 2009, 6:13 p.m. CST


    by Sith Witch

    There are no copyright issues when it comes to works of art displayed in gallery settings or sold as an individual piece. Thank Warhol for helping to open that door for us!

  • April 3, 2009, 10:04 p.m. CST

    "well - my buds that make movies make awesome ones."

    by BMacSmith

    finish that thought:<p>"and even when they don't, i write gushing reviews of their movies anyway, because I dont care what my word is worth." <p>"and the directors that won't talk to me? chances are very high I won't like your film at all." <p> there is more than one form of access, and you'll do anything for it, even sell-out.

  • April 4, 2009, 8:31 p.m. CST

    Ya gotta hand it to Harry

    by RickyRetardo

    Where the fuck else can a man express hisself, give a link for some cool artwork and then get lambasted by a bunch of shit slingers, and still allow their shit to be posted??!!?? fuckin' AICN, that's where! BTW, yeah, it's overpriced.

  • April 5, 2009, 4:27 p.m. CST


    by The Amazing G