I Create Imaginary Covers and Posters Of Pop Culture Characters

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Swedish Illustrator Martin Trokenheim Draws Imaginative Sci-fi Characters

Sometimes I get an idea for something in pop culture that would be cool if it was real. but of course, it only appears in my mind. So, to make it real, I create it myself, as a fake cover or poster.

It can be an idea for something new or perhaps a mashup of things I like. These things are fun to draw, and I will definitely continue to make new drawings like this. And it’s great to bring back older characters that don’t have much publicity today.

Here are some imaginary covers and posters I’ve created.

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Jonesy – Bug Hunter for Hire
I love the three original Alien movies. We all know about what happened to Ripley, but whatever happened to her cat Jones? Jones is one of the only characters that survived an encounter with the alien. Thinking about this started a chain reaction of ideas in my mind and in the end, I saw a story where Jones is some kind of bounty hunter or elite force and hunts aliens. Also, he has a companion, an android cat that aids him in his quests. I see it as a comic where Jones and his companion go on adventures in saving the universe from bad evil aliens.

I Create Imaginary Covers and Posters Of Pop Culture Characters

Credit: Martin Trokenheim

Monty’s Great Escape
I was a big fan of the Monty Mole game series on the C64 computer. I played the games for thousands of hours. Monty is a character that always runs away from the law for some reason. The games ended in the early 90s, but I always thought what might have been the next game? If there would be a new game, maybe he had been locked away in prison for all these years, but now escaped at last. That’s where the game begins. I studied the original game covers a lot for this and made this in the same spirit and style as the originals.

I Create Imaginary Covers and Posters Of Pop Culture Characters

Credit: Martin Trokenheim

Moomin Universe
I’m a huge fan of both Moomin and Steven Universe. I mean a really HUGE fan. So I thought, what would have happened if these two universes collide? Moomin as Steven? And the Crystal Gems are portraited by The Groke, Mymble and Fillyjonk as Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl. This was just for fun, and it would be nice to do more mashups like this.

I Create Imaginary Covers and Posters Of Pop Culture Characters

Credit: Martin Trokenheim

Garnet vs. the Xenomorph
As a fan of the Alien franchise and the Steven Universe animated tv show. Both contain bad and good alien species in different adventures. I got the idea of these universes meeting. It could be interesting to see Garnet, as one of the stronger gems, clashing with the Alien Xenomorph. Only because it would be a cool thing to see ūüėÄ

I Create Imaginary Covers and Posters Of Pop Culture Characters

Credit: Martin Trokenheim

Ulysses 31 – The Return to Olympia
As a kid, I watched all kind of science fiction cartoons. One I loved and still appreciate today is Ulysses 31. It’s a science fiction version of the Greek myth about Ulysses travels. But instead of his travels on a ship on the Mediterranean sea, in this illustration, he and his crew travel in the cosmos to find their way home to earth. There was only one season of the cartoon. I’d thought, what would happen if there came a new season many many years ago? It would be hard because the cartoon ended in the first season. But why not play with the thought? So I made this fake teaser poster of the character Yumi, who was a kid in the first season. Now, a little older, what would be her story? And the rest of the crew? So many unanswered questions that are fun to think of.

I Create Imaginary Covers and Posters Of Pop Culture Characters

Credit: Martin Trokenheim



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