Although the Sunday comics are still around these days in newspapers, they are unfortunately no longer the powerhouse of entertainment they once were for children. There was something special about sitting next to your parents and enjoying a Garfield or Peanuts strip as they read through the Sunday edition of the newspaper.
DirectTV merged them all together by reimagining some of today’s most popular shows as those nostalgic Sunday comics. It’s amazing how well a lot of these characters and styles merge. By taking the shows out of the style that you are used to seeing them, they it produces a whole new feel for the shows.
Pig Pen as Daryl Dixon is just about one of the greatest things ever. Suddenly Walking Dead isn’t as bleak and gory as you remember. Maybe it is all just a bunch of kids playing around in a field with sticks and bats?
Game of Thrones/Calvin and Hobbes
The adventurous duo of Calvin and Hobbes has been reimagined here as loveable (and tragic hero) Hodor, Bran and his Direwolf Summer. True fans of the show will also recognize the weirwood tree in the back. Again, for a show that shatters classic structures by killing off favorite characters and usually never ends with a happy ending, it’s hard to imagine this playful scene in the snow ending tragically.
Mr. Robot and Garfield
If you’ve seen the show, you’ll know the scene. If not, this could easily be a Jon Arbuckle cartoon (if he ever left the house). As the constant butt of Garfield’s insults, shenanigans, and jokes, he would play well as Elliot.
This scene is one of many where Selena Meyer relies on her assistant Gary’s help to navigate the many faces that make up the political realm. Julia Louis Dreyfus is one of the greatest physical comedians of our era, and Cathy is really the perfect fit for her character, Selena Meyer. You can almost see her belting out a frustrated “AACK”
Silicon Valley as Dilbert
Dilbert as Silicon Valley is really goes without saying. It is the only comic strip of that era that happens in an office setting, so it’s easy to replace Dilbert with Richard Hendriks. Those who know the show will also recognize the “Conjoined Triangle of Success” on the wall (the brainchild of CEO Jack Barker)
Empire as Baby Blues
Baby Blues is a comic about parents dealing with their children. Empire is a show about hip hop artists who sometimes act like children. It’s a perfect match.