Saved By The Bell: The Columbine Years

March 7, 2009

Saved by the Bell

I’m probably going to hell for this piece, but I just couldn’t resist. Jensen from Gallery 1988 was kind enough to invite me to participate in the gallery’s upcoming Idiot Box show. The theme of this exhibition is television’s guilty pleasures, shows so bad they’re good. Dennis “Mr. Belding” Haskins is hosting the show, so Jensen requested I do a SBTB piece.

I’m also excited to report I’m doing another “audio-visual” collaboration with Doctor Octoroc for the event. Those who purchase a print of the piece will receive a link to download an amazing 8-bit rendition of the theme song, which will be be on his upcoming tv themed album in May. For those who want a sneak preview of the track but don’t want to purchase the print, just go to the show and look for the piece with headphones next to it.

Here’s the flyer and info:

Idiot Box


  1. […] colored pixel art ever created and a NES styled rendition of the theme from the show. Visit Jude’s blog post about the show for more […]

  2. wow that’s an awesome pic Jude, I love it!

  3. disturbing. but great.

  4. […] and was able to coax Dennis Haskins (Mr. Belding from Saved by the Bell) to pose in front of my piece and snap the above picture, which just might be the greatest thing I have ever seen. […]

  5. я думаю: превосходно..

  6. […] by Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles—including Crazy 4 Cult, the 3G show, Under the Influence, and Idiot Box, to name a handful—reappropriates pop culture, often recasting familiar faces, places, and […]

  7. […] Saved by the Bell: The Columbine Years, an illustration by Jude Buffum. […]

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