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Neil, your bed's on fire... by nakedDerby Neil, your bed's on fire... by nakedDerby
I'm not sure if I'm dating myself by my choice of subject matter with this one... You younger folk may not remember the day when MTV actually had half-way decent programming, but in the early 80's it was the only place to witness "The Young Ones", a British comedy to delight the impressionable and psychopathic alike...

I did this piece as a submission for an upcoming art show entitled "80s POP!" which will take place June 5th ("First Friday") in Olde City Philadelphia at Brave New Worlds Comics, on N. 2nd street between Market and Arch streets. Hope to see you there!
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Nippip Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this! Perfect tone and so many delicious details, I think I'm getting sentimental.
RM007returns Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
This show is hilarious!
Comedy Central, please return this show!
Cooper31 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Very creative!!
jimspon Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Professional Filmographer
brilliant!  do you have a television?
southtexasartdog Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013   General Artist
AWESOME SHOW! love this!
onenine72 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
I used to watch this show when I was young and innocent back in early 80's. Censorship would kill this show now!
Narwalmilk Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow, that's an amazing cover design you've done!
I especially like the way it looks a little old and worn, to go with it being sort of retro.
Perfect down to the last detail, bravo. :clap:
And a great subject matter, heh. ;)
hellcatmolly Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
One of my all-time favorite shows!!! Too cool!!!!
hellcatmolly Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
One of my all time favorite shows!! So cool!!!
nakedDerby Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the kind words! I love your tattoo work....
bionicdragon5 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Young Ones FTW!
ILoveBrucieD Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Student Writer
Well being British I see this on G.O.L.D. and stuff not MTV... but everything else you said about it I resonate with! :la: This is an amazing piece of work!
IkaINC Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Made my day :)
AlexEvansArt Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
This is so amazing! I dont know why I didnt comment on it when I first came across it- HA Ha- Love it
A great tribute to one of the coolest shows of my childhood
great work!
GilmourApatosaur Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this! May have been born 5 years later on but I've been a fan:lol:
faux-brains Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Student Artist
I love it :D
I came a decade after the Young Ones but I love it more than any other show!
Good job on this piece
Wellytopp Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
Man! cool!
mattcandraw Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
Love this piece. Not many people know of the young ones so it is always great to see this much work go into a forgotten favorite.
Arkeresia Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Can't believe I missed this fanart!!! Its great! I love the style :XD:
quotidia Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This... is amazing.
BlueBumbleBee Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
This would make such an amazing comic. Gotta love Neil and the lentils.
stevemusey Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
This is the greatest thing in the history of anything. Damn, and here I was thinking "Holy crap, is that a real comic somewhere out in the world?!" Why can't this be real!

Fantastic caricatures!
fayefujiko Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010   General Artist
This has been favourited by :iconbritishcomedy:
markwelser Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
This was one of my favorite shows when I was in high school. Somehow, I've ended up with 2 Young Ones t-shirts in my closet. They're both the same shirt, though...

Not sure if this is of any interest to you or not, but series one of the Comic Strip (featuring most of the gang from Young Ones) is up on Hulu.
ladybard96 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
Oh gawd, I LOVED that show!
Eshettar Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
"This time tomorrow, there'll be no more social repression or hatred! Get up, Neil, I hate you!"
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Genius! The YOUNG ONES was awesome, and your rendering is fantastic as well. Nice gallery over all, keep it up!
barmybritishbird Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday Cliff (14th October)
Little-Miss-Sapristi Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009
Oh, Hell yes!

They had Madness on twice in that show too-one of my favourite bands of all time!

Loved The Young Ones- even had my own hamster called S.P.G!
whoisrico Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Professional General Artist
They had the best bands on that show! Great fake cover!
CatWithKnees Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009  Professional General Artist
Hehehe! I love it!
MysticNitekatt Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
Very Nice :)
leianog Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
awesome cover!!! love the young ones
msynowicz Featured By Owner May 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
My old roommate had both seasons on DVD. Absolutely hilarious.
theinkhead Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
Frick'n brilliant! not only the subject matter, but the layout as a whole.
patmcmullen Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
i don't remember this show, pappy, but this is one bad@$$ illustration.
AlanSchell Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
man! i thought i was the only one to remember this show!
"don't worry fellas, i go pooh before i wake up!"
dynakor Featured By Owner May 28, 2009  Professional General Artist
"Oh? Have you got a video?"

"YES! We have a video!"

I loved that show! It was so bizarre and funny! This cover is great!

"Oh look! I've got a bunch of Felicity Kendall's underthings, and they need a good washing!"
twitchySQUID Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
dude i love this show.
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