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Kelly’s Heroes’ Oddball – The Positive Waves Keep Spreading…

November 22, 2010

I first decided to do a piece based on Donald Sutherland’s hippy Tank commander about ten years ago. As usual it began as a black and white illustration

Oddball kellys heroes by Dan Avenell

Which I then coloured, keeping the colours flat and simple, and added a quote from the movie

Oddball Says, Kelly's Heroes by Dan_Avenell.jpg

Oddball, Kelly's Heroes

(click image to buy it as a silkscreen print for only £20/ $32)

And even had it made into a jigsaw puzzle

Since then, it has appeared all over the net, as avatars and inserted into forums as some kind of ‘chill out’ meme, which is flattering.

It’s also available as a ‘Gamespray’ though I’m not exactly sure what that is…

And I’ve just been approached for it’s use as a skin for mobile phones and mousemats. It is also available a mug and a t-shirt! Where will it end? Er, about here probably.

Oddball Mug by Dan AvenellOddball T1 art by Dan Avenell

Oddball T by Dan Avenell

So you see where a few positive waves can get you….

The colour poster above can be bought at

Til next time… woof!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Michael J. Lopez permalink
    June 7, 2011 12:53 am

    I want one of these shirts and mugs. I went to the website and can’t find a link to get them. How can I buy these?


  2. June 8, 2011 9:01 am

    Sorry, that should be


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