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If you live in almost any city around the world for very long, you’re bound to see a new skyscraper fill the skyline, slowly rising to impressive heights by the methodical assembly of cranes perched on its peak. Architectural firms are now so adept at creating these massive structures that even complex examples like London’s new Shard can seem to spring up overnight, surprising you one day as you round a familiar corner and glance skyward. In a way, our modern world isn’t that far from the towering worlds we have here, imagined by the Belgian master of comic art, François Schuiten. [Read more...]
We’ve all read tweets that make us chuckle out loud- sometimes at an inappropriate time, but there’s something even funnier about visualizing these scenarios. Twaggies is like a museum for hilarious tweets so that they can reach those who may not have seen them in their Twittersphere. Using crowdsourcing, the team at Twaggies find the funniest tweets and transform them into uproarious comics. Email email@example.com if you or someone you follow on Twitter has said something that would be perfect in cartoon form. [Read more...]
“Just how thin is the line that separates movies from comics?” asks Butcher Billy, a graphic artist, illustrator and web designer from Brazil. Have we really come that far, or are our modern films just rehashing classic themes… or as he puts it, exchanging “ink” for “pixels?” As we can see from his new series, The Superhero Media Crossover Project, despite the massive advances in technology and a complete change in format, much of our new movies owe a serious debt to the comic artists of the past. [Read more...]
Sometimes illustrations look so daunting that it is hard to believe that a human, even with the help of a computer, can produce such incredibly intricate artwork… but somehow they still manage to produce these things of wonder. Beyond the most skilled at computer illustration, the way these creations come to life is truly a mystery… that is until now. Kevin Tong is the master behind this poster, featuring a tribute to H.G. Wells Time Machine, and has been gracious enough to provide a time lapse of his craft. [Read more...]
Okay kids, get excited, because it’s time for an elementary mathematics lesson in superheros! What do you get when you take one man and subtract his heart? Italian graphic designer Matt Cowan’s clever illustrations say the answer is non-other than Tony Stark, aka Ironman. Okay, how about if you take one woman and add some of natures fury? Answer: the X-Men’s nature controlling heroine, Storm. [Read more...]
Nothing could warm the heart of a vintage comic book geek more than these sensational new artworks by Alex Gross. Taking antique photographs called Cabinet cards from the 1870s to 1920s, he hand-painted each one to look like comic heros, movie characters and even some colorful character creations of his own. He cleverly reworks the often plain backgrounds of the original image, moves arms around and changes their dress to something more “super,” retaining the face of the original portraits figure. Suddenly a solemn 19th century portrait becomes a stoic and colorful visage of Bizzaro standing before a war torn city. [Read more...]
Graphic designer Marko Manev has a large and growing collection of minimalist tributes to Marvel superheros; from the Incredible Hulk to Magneto, many of the greats are here. The posters have a nice folded and worn look to them, as if they once proudly symbolized support for their namesake on some imaginary street corner. Purchase prints of these works at society6.com or follow Marko Manev on Twitter @MarkoManev. [Read more...]
These remixed superhero illustrations are certainly different and even a bit daring. Artist JTO (aka Jeff T. Owens) imaginatively changes these icons of the comic and movie world, giving them both new appearances, personalities and sometimes making them utterly absurd. Check out the most up to date editions of his offbeat work at jtojto.tumblr.com. [Read more...]