I’m pretty sure if Joss Whedon was a preacher for a particular religion, or was in fact a religion himself, he would have the most devout fellowship in all of the land, and the parishoners would have the most fabulous cosplay to wear. Alas, he’s just a man! But that doesn’t mean he can’t be shown vast amounts of humbled reverence, and one of the excellent Gallery 1988‘s recent exhibits is dedicated to Whedon, and the treasures that lie therein are out of this world! In an “outer space” kind of way, not a “Laugh-In slang” kind of way.
As you can see from the image above, Firefly was a major part of the exhibits entries, as it should be, given fans are the only ones keeping it alive. Okay, so there are the new games and comics and even Whedon’s own doodles, but you know what I mean. (Seriously, why aren’t there ice cream Jaynes?) There’s probably enough Firefly fan art out there to wallpaper the Empire State Building, and that’s the kind of baseless assumption that makes me want to enter a short-lived interior decorator phase of my life.
Of course, Whedon’s other projects are also represented, like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dollhouse, and Dr. Horrible, but it’s actually Cabin in the Woods that gets the widest variety of artwork dedicated to it. As you might imagine, the human characters take a backseat to the plethora of creatures featured in the cult classic. The one below, which is priced at a whopping $3,500, is actually 34 different paintings, and they’re all quite spectacular. (And if that’s not enough Sugar Plum Fairy for you, she also gets her own centerpieces in the collection.)
Now, how about a more classic look at the Firefly crew?
The painting below is simply called “Reaver,” and it’s not something I’d want to find hanging by my bedside when I wake up, because I know it wasn’t there when I went to sleep.
Now you can see what all the Cabin characters looked like as children. Awww, I want to send my daughter to preschool there.
And one last thing — though there are many more excellent pieces for sale — and this one isn’t even a painting. It’s a Cabin in the Woods playset, which also has a set of Expansion Packs with more monsters. Monopoly, schmo-nopoly.
If anyone wanted to purchase and donate one of these pieces to the Giant Freakin’ Robot offices, know that we don’t have offices, so you’d have to buy something for each of us. Consider it an investment.