If you've never watched Big Bang Theory (opens in new tab), then you should stop reading this and go watch an episode right now. And even if you get 10 minutes in and think it doesn't seem particularly funny, we'd urge you to persevere. Because it's one of these shows that's all about the characters - and once you really get to know them, you'll be hooked.
One of the most popular (in a love-hate way) is Dr Sheldon Cooper, an obsessive-compulsive physicist and Star Trek geek who's inspired countless illustrated tributes across the web. And our favourite so far has to be this creation by Irish illustrator Steve Simpson (opens in new tab).
Containing a small palette of colours (red, blue and a perfectly chosen off white), along with minute details and handmade typography, this piece incorporates quotes, jokes and references to the show and is characteristic of Simpson's distinctive style. And here's a fascinating video showing how he put it together:
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