UPDATED: To promote the upcoming seventh season of Dexter, Showtime is rolling out a series of meme-inspired ads at Comic-Con. The you-either-get-it-or-you-don’t ad style uses a classic blood-spattered smiling Dex with jaunty messages reminiscent of fan-created online memes often posted in blogs and comment boards. In fact, Showtime will have memes promoting several shows at the San Diego fan event (I’m curious to see the Homeland ones, too). The network’s ads will be on shuttle buses, lobby banners and the badge lanyards worn by every SDCC attendee.
The Dexter panel is Thursday, July 12 at 6 p.m. and includes a video with the first two minutes of Dexter‘s next season that picks up right after last season’s cliffhanger, plus the debut of the Homeland second season trailer. The Shameless panel is Saturday July 14 at 4 p.m.
Here’s all of the Dexter memes, exclusively on EW.com (PLUS some fan-created ones on Page 2). See what you think. The Philosoraptor would approve!
NEXT PAGE: The best fan-created Dexter meme
UPDATE: You asked for it, you got it. Here’s a blank template, followed by a couple fan-created ones.
Here’s my favorite of the fan-created memes from @RobertEdwards5. This one is great and I could easily see this as part of the official campaign:
A runner-up from @kac73:
And gotta give @mokoshne props for creating one from scratch:
UPDATE II: TVLine posted Showtime’s House of Lies, Episodes and Shameless Comic-Con memes.