Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 Memorial iotacons

TOP ROW: Elizabeth Taylor, Hollywood Icon
Osama bin Laden, Terrorist Leader
"Macho Man" Randy Savage, Wrestler
Dr. Jack Kevorkian, Right to Die Activist
Clarence Clemons, Saxophonist
MIDDLE ROW: Peter Falk, Actor
Betty Ford, First Lady of the U.S.A. 
and Founder of the Betty Ford Center
Amy Winehouse, Singer/Songwriter
Steve Jobs, Entrepreneur and Visionary
Muammar Gaddafi, Libyan Leader
BOTTOM ROW: Andy Rooney, Journalist
Joe Frazier, Boxer
Harry Morgan, Actor
Christopher Hitchens, Writer
Kim Jong-il, North Korean Supreme Leader

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Big Lebowski Cross Stitch

Jessica Lea has created a beautiful cross stitch of the Big Lebowski iotacons! Check out her work at:
And here is the original image from this blog so you don't have to search for it.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A Christmas Story iotacons

Red Ryder BB Gun
The Old Man, a Major Award, Ralphie, Randy, Mother
Grover Dill , Scut Farkus, Flick, Schwartz, Miss Shields

MST3K Xmas Card and Psycho

Kim Hutton from just sent me an MST3K Christmas Card iotacon cross stitch she did for her lucky boyfriend Donald, and also a Psycho cross stitch with a nice added Norman Bates quote. Beautiful stuff!

Breaking Bad iotacons Snow Globe!

This Breaking Bad iotacons Snow Globe photo was sent to me by Scott Shaw, who says his girlfriend Amanda Bratton made it for him for Christmas. I love it. Heisenburg in a Santa hat looks less stupid than the hat he normally wears. I wonder how much snow Albuquerque gets?

Jedi of Christmas Past

Here is an amazing cross-stitch of my Star Wars iotacons by Whatever James at! Mr. James tells me he created Anakin by mixing Obi-Wan, Luke Skywalker and a character from The Wire. Nice!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Jack Ruby Shoots Lee Harvey Oswald

Lee Harvey Oswald (center) is shot by Jack Ruby (with gun) as he is escorted by Jim Leavelle (in light-colored suit) through the basement of Dallas Police Headquarters on Sunday, November 24, 1963.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Jedi Animation!

This totally awesome animated gif was just sent to me by Calmixx over at

Monday, September 12, 2011

The Wire iotacons

Jimmy McNulty, Kima Greggs, Bunk Moreland, Lester Freamon, Ellis Carver, Thomas "Herc" Hauk, Jay Landsman, Cedric Daniels, Rhonda Pearlman.
Wee-Bey Brice, Poot Carr, Bodie Broadus, Wallace, D'Angelo Barksdale, Avon Barksdale, Stringer Bell, Maury Levy, Brother Mouzone.
Beadie Russell, Frank Sobotka, Ziggy, The Greek, Vondas Vondopoulos, Proposition Joe, Bubbles, Walon, Dennis "Cutty" Wise.
Marlo Stanfield, Felicia "Snoop" Pearson, Chris Partlow, Howard "Bunny" Colvin, Roland "Prez" Pryzbylewski, Namond Brice, Michael Lee, Randy Wagstaff, Duquan "Dukie" Weems.
Norman Wilson, Tommy Carcetti, Odell Watkins, R. Clayton "Clay" Davis, Clarence V. Royce, Daniel Phelan, Ervin H. Burrell, William A. Rawls, Stanislaus Valchek.
Omar Little, Butchie, Anthony Colicchio, Gus Haynes, Thomas Klebanow, James C. Whiting III, Scott Templeton, Alma Gutierrez, David Simon.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Lego iotacon Fan Art!

These lego iotacons come courtesy of Marchal Julien. Elvis definitely played a big role in WWII!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Seinfeld iotacons

Elaine Benes, George Costanza, Jerry Seinfeld, Cosmo Kramer, and Newman

Monday, August 8, 2011

New iotacon Crafts!

Smartgrrrl made this lovely They Might Be Giants iotacons stitch!
Littleangel13 made a fusebead version of the Beatles iotacons!
China Darley sent me a photo of her Mystery Science Theater 3000 stitch!
Thanks everybody, for making, sending, posting, reposting, and commenting!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Breaking Bad iotacons WITH Skinny Pete!

Skyler White, Walter White, Jr., Walter White, Jesse Pinkman, Hank Schrader, Marie Schrader.
Ted Beneke, Gustavo Fring, Saul Goodman, Jane Margolis, Steven Gomez, Mike.
The Cousins, Tuco Salamanca, Tortuga, Don Salamanca, Gale Boetticher.
Victor, Wendy S., Skinny Pete, Badger, Combo, Heisenberg.

Thanks everybody for the comments and suggestions! I don't know what I was thinking, leaving out Skinny Pete and Heisenberg. Here is an updated version of the Breaking Bad iotacons. Also, here is a QR code.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Breaking Bad iotacons

Skyler White, Walter White, Jr., Walter White, Jesse Pinkman, Hank Schrader, Marie Schrader.
Ted Beneke, Gustavo Fring, Saul Goodman, Jane Margolis, Steven Gomez, Mike.
The Cousins, Tuco Salamanca, Tortuga, Don Salamanca, Gale Boetticher.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Star Wars iotacons in WIRED Magazine!

This month's WIRED Magazine features a Star Wars Quiz illustrated with the above iotacons! It's a good quiz. Check it out:

Monday, June 20, 2011

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

COLUMNS LEFT TO RIGHT: John Cleese, Terry Jones, Graham Chapman, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam.
TOP ROW: Sir Launcelot the Brave, Sir Bedevere the Wise, Arthur, King of the Britons, Sir Galahad the Pure, Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-As-Sir-Launcelot, Patsy.
SECOND ROW: the Black Knight, the Three-Headed Knight, Roger the Shrubber, the Green Knight.
THIRD ROW: Tim the Enchanter, Dennis's Mother, Leader of the Knights Who Say NI!, Concorde, the Old Man From Scene 24.
BOTTOM ROW: French Guard, Herbert, Hiccoughing Guard, Brother Maynard, the Animator.

Friday, June 3, 2011

2012 Presidential Candidates

TOP ROW: Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich
MIDDLE ROW: Tim Pawlenty, Ron Paul, Michele Bachmann, Jon Huntsman, Rick Santorum
BOTTOM ROW: Mike Huckabee, Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump, John Bolton

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Monday, May 9, 2011

Flight of the Conchords

Jemaine Clement, Bret McKenzie, Mel, Dave, Murray Hewitt

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Caddyshack iotacons

TOP ROW: Ty Webb, Carl Spackler, Gopher, Lacey Underall, Baby Ruth, Lightning.
MIDDLE ROW: Al Czervik, Judge Smails, Dr. Beeper, The Bishop.
BOTTOM ROW: Maggie O'Hooligan, Danny Noonan, Tony D'Annunzio, Lou Loomis, Spaulding Smails.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Jesus and the Apostles

1st Row:
Jesus Christ
2nd Row: 
Judas Iscariot, Peter & John
3rd Row:
Thomas, James the Greater, Philip & Matthew
4th Row: 
Bartholomew, James the Less, Andrew, Jude Thaddeus & Simon the Zealot

I always thought Mark and Luke were apostles. Shows what I know!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

House M. D. Cross-stitch Animation!

Here's a neat-o animation of the House M. D. iotacon being cross stitched by Ariana Escobar from her blog WE ARE IN LOOP. Thanks Ariana!
Click on the image to watch it move.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Office Space

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Top Row: Stan, Brian, Joanna, Peter Gibbons, Samir Nagheenanajar, Michael Bolton, Lawrence.
Bottom Row: Bob Slydell, Bob Porter, Milton Waddams, Swingline Stapler, Bill Lumbergh, Drew, Tom Smykowski.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Twelve Angry Men iotacons

TOP ROW: Martin Balsam, John Fiedler, Lee J. Cobb, E. G. Marshall
MIDDLE ROW: Jack Klugman, Edward Binns, Jack Warden, Henry Fonda
BOTTOM ROW: Joseph Sweeney, Ed Begley, George Voskovec, Robert Webber

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Celebrating 25 Years of iotacons!

Here is an iotacon recently discovered in the vault from 1987. It was created on an Atari computer using a joystick, and printed on a dot-matrix printer. So this one isn't retro!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Dr. Strangelove

TOP ROW: Major King Kong;
MIDDLE ROW: Miss Scott, Colonel Bat Guano, Group Captain Lionel Mandrake, Brigadier General Jack D. Ripper;
BOTTOM ROW: Russian Ambassador Alexi de Sadesky, President Merkin Muffley, General Buck Turgidson, Dr. Strangelove.
Stanley Kubrick

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

More links to iotacon projects!

Here's an amazing tapestry of Hitchcock iotacons from Johnnie G.!

Here's a Star Trek TNG cross-stitch from Wendymoon!

Here's a couple lego iotacons from hjus!

Here's a patchwork placemat Chewbacca iotacon from smonkey!

Here is a cross-stitch of iotacon Dracula from!

Thanks everybody!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Planet of the Apes Saga

TOP ROW: PLANET OF THE APES: Landon, Dodge, Nova, Taylor, Dr. Zaius, Cornelius, Zira, Julius.
SECOND ROW: BENEATH THE PLANTE OF THE APES: Bomb Worshipper, Mendez, Brent, Taylor, Dr. Zaius, Cornelius, Zira, General Ursus.
THIRD ROW: ESCAPE FROM THE PLANET OF THE APES: Armando, Dr. Otto Hasslein, Dr. Stephanie Branton, Dr. Lewis Dixon, Milo, Cornelius, Zira, Dr. Milo.
FOURTH ROW: CONQUEST OF THE PLANET OF THE APES: Armando, Kolp, Governor Breck, MacDonald, Caesar, Lisa, Gorilla Revolutionaries.
FIFTH ROW: BATTLE FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES: Mendez, Governor Kolp, Abe, MacDonald, Caesar, Virgil, General Aldo, The Lawgiver.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Quiz Time! Who are these people?

Hi everybody! Do you think a collection of iotacons would make a good book? Let's say you're in a bookstore and you see a little 6" square book of iotacons. What would make you want to give it to somebody?
A book of quizzes (like the one above) with answers in the back? A specific category for the book, like Movies of the 90's? Genres like sci-fi or horror, or collections of movies by a single director? Should it be historical, like the Presidents or WWII?
Lots of people have been making crafts based on these illustrations. Cross-stitch, quilts, mosaics, etc. Should that be the focus of a book? How? Should the book come with a box of tiny square magnets so you can make these on your fridge?
Should an iotacon book be narrative? Some kind of 8-bit adventure?

I'd appreciate any comments. Thanks for visiting!


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Pulp Fiction

TOP ROW: Jules Winnfield, Brett, Vincent Vega, Mia Wallace, Lance, Jody. MIDDLE ROW: Captain Koons, Fabienne, Butch Coolidge, Marsellus Wallace, Maynard, Zed, The Gimp. BOTTOM ROW: Ringo, Honey Bunny,  Jimmie Dimmick, Winston "The Wolf" Wolfe, Marvin.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

iotacon fan art!

Here's a Cary Grant cross stitch courtesy of! It's a play on the posters that say "Keep Calm and Carry On" which I have never heard of!

Here's a Minecraft R2D2 sculpture from Tom Pease! Thanks for sending them!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Conan O'Brien iotacons in Fortune Magazine

The new issue of Fortune Magazine features several Conan O'Brien iotacons! This is the iPad issue, where iotacon Conan strikes poses on each page of the article, and then dances in a clickable movie on the last page!
Here's the movie! 

Monday, February 14, 2011

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Kill Bill

Click on the image to see it larger.
Top Row: Beatrix Kiddo AKA "Black Mamba."
Second Row: Vernita Green AKA "Copperhead," O-Ren Ishii AKA "Cottonmouth," Budd AKA "Sidewinder," Elle Driver AKA "California Mountain Snake," Bill AKA "Snake Charmer."
Third Row: Nikki Bell, Sofie Fatale, Gogo Yubari, Johnny Mo, B.B. Kiddo.
Fourth Row: The Crazy Eighty-Eights.
Fifth Row: The 5, 6, 7, 8's, Charlie Brown, Proprietor of the House of Blue Leaves.
Sixth Row: Hattori Hanzo, Bald Guy, Pai Mei, Esteban Vihaio, Karen Kim.
Seventh Row: Buck, Trucker, Earl McGraw, Edgar McGraw, Tommy Plympton.