Super dope freelance artist/creator Jay Reed posted this sick illustration of Fat Albert And The Cosby Kids looking like straight up super heroes!! What’s even cooler is Jay doesn’t have them dressed up in the normal super hero tights, nah they’re rocking their regular gear and they’re ready to set it off sun! This illustration got me wanting to see some new episodes of Fat Albert done in this style!!!
“I had this idea buzzing in my head for a little while now. Had to do a Fat Albert and the Gang piece.” ~Jay Reed
IF you didn’t grow up watching Fat Albert, here’s a lil backgroud to catch you up to speed:
“Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids is an animated series created, produced, and hosted by comedian Bill Cosby, who also lent his voice to a number of characters, including Fat Albert himself. Filmation was the production company for the series. The show premiered in 1972 and ran until 1985. The show, based on Cosby’s remembrances of his childhood gang, centered on Fat Albert (known for his catchphrase “Hey hey hey!”), and his friends.
The show features an educational lesson in each episode, emphasized by Cosby’s live-action segments, combined with comedy and drama. In addition, at the end of the early episodes, the gang typically gathers in their North Philadelphia junkyard to play a song on their cobbled-together instruments, summarizing the show’s lesson.”