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For a quarter of a century, the 1984 cult film Ghostbusters has delighted kids and adults around the world with its quirky humor and weird but lovable characters. Many of the characters have had fan art created for them, but the green flying ghost, Slimer, has found a new life after death as a kind of fan art celebrity. Not only have people sketched, painted and colored Slimer on paper; they’ve taken Slimer from the afterlife and painted, sprayed and stencilled him on walls across the globe.

Graffiti muralist Gnasher says he got slimed by Slimer the ghost from beyond the grave. This street artist has used neon green spray paint to add to the glowing appearance of Slimer’s spiritual form. [source]

 

This wall mural of Slimer shows the ghost's face the way that most 80s kids remember him; with a big stupid hungry grin

This wall mural of Slimer shows the ghost’s face the way that most 80s kids remember him; with a big stupid hungry grin. Five Five, the street artist who created this mural, has perfectly captured the gross but somehow lovable character perfectly in this art work. He has used white spray paint to outline the spooky spectre, which makes SLimer appear to be backlit with a light from the afterlife. [source]

 

This evil spirit that seems to be haunting this house by appearing through the walls is Slimer by NME1

This evil spirit that seems to be haunting this house by appearing through the walls is Slimer from ghostbusters by NME1. Like a poltergeist, Slimer could interact with the real world while also being able to pass through physical objects like walls and closed doors. This Slimer fan art shows the character’s dark side. The street artist NME1 has allowed green spray paint to drip from the painting to emphasise how the ethereal spirit appeared in a gooey form. [source]

 

Street artist raymer has used light and dark shades of green spray paint to create contrast in this Slimer wall mural

Street artist raymer has used light and dark shades of green spray paint to create contrast in this Slimer wall mural. Some ghosts require psychics to be able to talk to the living, but Slimer was always able to speak to living people himself. This mural shows him as a dumb but friendly spiritual being. [source]

 

This stencilled Slimer sticker is a colorful street art work in the gray winter of Montréal

This stencilled Slimer sticker is a colorful street art work in the gray winter of Montréal, Canada. The graffiti artist has used black spray paint stencilled onto the neon green background of Slimer’s glowing green ectoplasm. [source]

 

A skeleton Slimer holds a spray can in this street art mural in Los Angeles by K4P Crew

A skeleton Slimer holds a spray can in this street art mural in Los Angeles by K4P Crew. In the background the skyline of the city seems to be dominated by haunted houses and sinister sky scrapers. This street art mural combines horror and humor to form an art work that is both appealing and grotesque. [source]

 

Saturno the Creatter has made Slimer super slimey in this colorful graffiti mural.

Saturno the Creatter has made Slimer super slimey in this colorful graffiti mural. In the films and comics, Slimer was always hungry for human food and most of the trouble he caused was while he was stealing food. This street art work shows Slimer with two American favorite fast foods; pizza and deep-fried chicken. To create that slimey effect, the artist has used crisp white spray paint on deeper, more saturated colors. Slimer isn’t as green as he usually is, because the artist has given him an otherworldly blue and purple glow which changes the green tones of Slimer’s skin. [source]

 

An anonymous street artist has painted the green ghost Slimer flipping off pedestrians in this cheeky graffiti piece

An anonymous street artist has painted the green ghost Slimer flipping off pedestrians in this cheeky graffiti piece. The simplicity of this art style is a reflection of the simplicity of the Slimer character, which is one of the reasons why he appealed to kids. He had no hidden depths, no dramatic backstory. He was just a hungry, naughty little guy who kept finding himself in trouble with the adults in the Ghostbusters stories. No wonder kids could relate to him. [source]

 

Deem is another graffiti artist who has chosen to depict SLimer the ghost with a spray can

Deem is another graffiti artist who has chosen to depict SLimer the ghost with a spray can. The questions remains whether Slimer is going to try and eat the spray can (think kaboom!) or use to spray some messages or tags from the eternal beyond… [source]

 

Someone better feed this hungry Slimer graffiti art before he gets too mad!

Someone better feed this hungry Slimer graffiti art before he gets too mad! This unsigned street mural uses the contrast between red and green as well as the contrast between light colors and dark colors to create a cartoonish depth in the design. [source]


By: Streets on Art