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Mr. Sparkle Deck Series by one-relic Mr. Sparkle Deck Series by one-relic
I'd imagine that most people know who Mr. Sparkle is, but for those of you that don't, here's the stripped down basics.

Mr. Sparkle can first be found in The Simpsons episode 175, "In Marge We Trust". In the episode, Marge begins working part time at the church answering phones and giving advise as "The Listen Lady." While she is at the church, Homer, Bart and Lisa take a trip to the city dump to get rid of their aging (and very dead) Christmas tree when they find a strange Japanese box with a cartoon-style picture of Homer's face on it. After seeing how disturbed Homer becomes by the box, the three make it their goal to find out what the box is, and why Homer's face adorns the front of it.

Eventually the three find the Japanese company that makes the product and contacts them asking for additional information about the product. While talking to the company owner, Homer is informed that the product is called Mr. Sparkle. While speaking with the Mr. Sparkle executive, it is misunderstood that Homer is a potential investor, and he is sent a video explaining the product. At the end of the video, it is shown that the company is owned by two Japanese conglomerates, a fish company and an electric company. When creating the logo for Mr. Sparkle, they simply merged their two companies respective logos and it created a face that resembled Homer's.

The idea for this deck series all came about because of a former co-worker. At the time he had pinned a Homer Simpson picture up on the cork-board at his desk, and after a couple of days sitting there and staring at it, a nagging idea was born... That night work on a Homer Simpson based deck design began. As I was penciling ideas in my sketchbook, I kept coming around to the idea of Mr. Sparkle, as he had always been one of my favorite Homer-based characters. Eventually the design kind of just took off.

The colors are as true to the original as I could get them; making them a slight bit more vibrant, simply for the purposes of the design. The layout and design were done entirely in Adobe Illustrator CS, each piece redrawn from my initial sketches. I ended with three designs because I couldn't choose which Mr. Sparkle statement I liked the best.

Mr. Sparkle and all Simpson's related characters are © Matt Groening and Fox Broadcasting (1989-Present)
Deck design and layout © one-relic 2005

*edit - Thanks to 3rdTech for the DD suggestion and BornGhost for the DD feature.

**edit - Cleaned up the original description and relevant information contained in the comments.
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Given 2005-09-21
Being an fan of skateboard designs and a long-time fan on The Simpsons, Mr. Sparkle Deck Series by ~one-relic absolutely tickled my fancy when it was shown to me. The use of the design from the box seen in the show incorporated with some catchy phrases make for a great overall look for the boards. ( Suggested by 3rdtech and Featured by bornghost )
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AndyDrewX22 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Is there somewhere we can buy this?
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neverhighhopes Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
ahh i want one.
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:iconiamcarrie-hearmeroar:
Mr. Sparkle! Ironic, I just finished this level of The Simpsons Game.
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:iconrimmerthesmeg:
rimmerthesmeg Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Fishbulb omfg luv
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i-am-a-pickle Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Very cool. I loved that episode.
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Mr-Carbon Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OH! holly shit! i want that board Soooooooooooooo bad!
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SintuWolf-xo Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008
ROOOOOOOOFL
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NewYorkAvenue Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008
hahahaha xD yesterday i saw this epizode of the simpsons ;D
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sailorpichu86 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007
their your answer fish-bulb. i just love that ep show gald i have the dvds of the simpson and cannot wait for the movie to come out on dvd never seen it . keep up the greatwork.
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JohnHenley Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007
instant fav! did you get thte boards done! great job
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:iconone-relic:
one-relic Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007
Unfortunately I was unable to find a print shop to do them at the time, and since submitting the deviation, I decided against getting them printed, as I do not wish to have a nice copyright infringement situation on my hands. Thanks for the fav though, I greatly appreciate the support!
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nazxrinx Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007
Haha, brilliant!
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:iconpussyinboots:
pussyinboots Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007
I really like this episode :D
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:iconmadjoker37:
madjoker37 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007
WOW! totally awesome design.
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:iconninja-doom-steve:
ninja-DOOM-steve Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007
Very nice. Your engrish is perfect. And the deck art is wicked sick.
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Boudicca69 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007
*Asian accent* MR. SPARKLE! MR.SPARKLE! ^___^
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dontstopas Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2007
omg!love dat!
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travisone Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006
^^ :D
The third one rocks...
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:iconkomic-graphics:
Komic-Graphics Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice, i love it!
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:iconfantomachine:
Fantomachine Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice work mate
i like it very much

if u want check my skateboards graphic {:
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:iconsaynt:
saynt Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2006
..pretty sure this would infringe some sort of copyright law. looks cool though.
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SpikeWolfwood Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Bwahaha! That's such a great idea!
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WorldlyStar Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2006  Student Digital Artist
Oh wow, that's so awesome XD
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:iconpogon:
Pogon Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2006
Hah hah, Mr Sparkle, yeah I remember him. Funny stuff. And that's an awesome illustration!
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:iconjhaumann:
jhaumann Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2006
Mistaa Supakura! Ichiban no washu!
Yes, the only appearance of Mr. Sparkle I've seen on DA yet
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jhaumann Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2006
Mistaa Spakura! Ichiban no washu!
Yes, the only appearance of Mr. Sparkle I've seen on DA yet
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krayzpaki Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2006
yeaahhhhhh that wus a good episode. :)
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Mira-Morningstar Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2005  Professional Filmographer
i love it! :heart:
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timstapels Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2005
Nice, I love Mr. Sparkle. :D
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:iconone-relic:
one-relic Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2005
Thanks.
I love the avatar... Happy Tree Friends FTW!!!
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:icontimstapels:
timstapels Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2005
I get lots of comments about my avatar, thanks for yours!
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:iconenel:
Enel Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2005
it's very great! funny funny funny funny funny
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Webb97 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2005
These are awesome, but they look too long. Maybe it's the design but they look closer to longboards.
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:iconone-relic:
one-relic Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2005
Nope, they are actually taken from the proper dimensions for a standard deck size.
I've got some longboard designs that I've yet to upload, you'd notice a major difference.
It could just be the size of the image, or the proximity of one to another. I've noticed that if I get too many designs lined up right next to each other, they start to stretch out vertically.
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Webb97 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2005
Ah, gotcha.
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buraqina Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2005
How very strange, I was watching this episode of The Simpsons (one of my favourites actually :D) before I came up to browse the net again and randomly came across this! Talk about coincidence :laughing:
I'd print them off and use them as bookmarks myself...:giggle: Great stuff, keep up the good work, will be adding this to my favourites ;)
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RS-2thou Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2005   Digital Artist
Go to myskateboarddesign.com and you can get that printed onto an actual deck, but Im not sure if they ship out side of Australia
Cool work
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leon--out Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2005
turning mermaids into sumo wrestlers. classic.
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k1nkos Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2005
sweet. i love mr. sparkle!
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artistscompany Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2005
Waaa, Mistah Spaakol daaaa!! :floating: :floating: :floating:
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MattCatt Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2005
this would make a great bandaid
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Ravens-Heart Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2005
haha! thats great i love the simpsons, remember this episode the "fish-buld" good stuff :thumbsup:
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:icon3rdtech:
3rdtech Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2005
I love you.


Or maybe you love me.







either way, a big fucking congrats.
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:iconthe-screamer:
The-screamer Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2005
wow! so cool!!!
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pheonixplayer Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2005
Whooooooo Sparklero-san.
Whooooooo Simpsons, I like your taste. +fav & +watch.
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kat-najera Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mr Sparkle for teh win! :heart:

The first two decks are my favorites! I wish they'd actualy make a deck with your designs on it! Even if it were one of those small Tech Deck boards!
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maddn3ss Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2005
id skate that
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:iconsmashmethod:
smashmethod Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
Slick copyright infringement, fishbulb.
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:iconone-relic:
one-relic Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2005
I could say the same about some of your pieces my man.

I gave copyright credit where it was deserved.
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smashmethod Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
I think there's a difference between inspired by, and directly copied from.
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