When GIFs Attack!
Mars Attacks is cult-favorite trading card series released by Topps in 1962. In the series, science-fiction artists, Wallace Wood and Norman Saunders, beautifully illustrate the invasion of Earth by cruel, hideous Martians attempting to colonize Earth. Each card depicts a bizarre method of Martian attack, torture and slaughter of humans, as well as various iconic Earth nations under attack.
Inspired by the over-the-top scenarios depicted in these cards, I challenged myself to bring these paintings to life in seamless, 30-frame GIF loops. Each card was painfully dissected and partially repainted to faithfully breathe life into the classic scenes while staying true to its original vision.

Illustrators: Wallace Wood and Norman Saunders
Animator: Justin Gammon

Mars Attacks - Martians Approaching GIF

Martians Approaching

Mars Attacks - Destroying A Dog GIF

Destroying a Dog

Mars Attacks - Horror in Paris GIF

Horror in Paris

Mars Attack - Prize Captive GIF

Prize Captive