If winter is coming, this epic artwork is the spring thaw.
“When I was a kid, my world was five streets long. I never got away, except in books. I lived a thousand lives through books.” –George R.R. Martin
It’s a rare thing indeed for a fantasy story — one set in an entirely different world from our own — to captivate the collective imagination of the adult world. Yet that’s precisely what George R.R. Martin’s A Song Of Fire And Ice, and its television counterpart, Game of Thrones, have done. Have a listen to Josh Page, Sean Pannikar, and Hana Ryu, better known as the Forte Tenors, as they sing their operatic rendition of Ramin Djawadi’s title theme for the show,
while you consider that despite creating a world of terror, darkness, horrifying creatures, death, starvation and more, the same world also contains some of the most fascinating, compelling characters ever written.
What better way to immortalize them than… by creating Disney-style versions of them?
They’ve joined forces to form the art studio Combo Estúdio, and by far (for me) their most original, spectacular project has been to “Disneyfy” various Game of Thrones characters in extraordinarily creative fashion.
It’s brilliant and creative, done in a classic Disney-cartoon style, as an amalgamation of both delightful whimsy but with the extremely gravy undertones that underlie all of Game of Thrones.
Check out their entire Game of Thrones collection as well as all their other creations over at either the main Combo Estúdio website or by liking their Facebook page. And if you’ve never seen Game of Thrones (or read a song of Fire and Ice), I hope this perhaps inspires you to get into what’s my favorite cultural phenomenon of the decade!
Have a great weekend, and I’ll see you back here soon for more wonders and joys of the Universe.