The Renaissance classics are great, but they lack one thing: superpowers. For their most recent photoshopping contest, Worth1000 invited digital artists to insert superheroes into their favorite works of classic fine art. A baby Spiderman becomes the cherubic star of Caravaggio’s Amor Vincit Omnia. Venus slips into a sexy Wonder Woman costume with thigh highs as angels look on. Jacques-Louis David’s Male Nude known as Hector looks much different with a Captain America uniform on. See some of our favorite superheroes in a much different era. [Read more...]
They are now the characters of myth and legend, their stories so woven into our collective psyche that their histories seem more fact than fiction. Batman, Wolverine, Spiderman, they inspire us with their struggles, overcoming young lives unlike any other, and showing us the heroic way to deal with them. San Francisco-based graphic designer Khoa Ho is creating fantastic images in his Past/Present series, showing us these figures as their young selves being initiated into superhero status, and as they appear now, fully clothed in their disguise of choice. [Read more...]
Native American artist Jeffrey Veregge, a member of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe who is also of Suquamish and Duwamish tribal ancestry, puts a modern twist on traditional art by creating this series of comic book heroes. Veregge grew up on a reservation near Kingston, Washington called Little Boston where he, like most boys, developed a love for superheroes and toys, but also for traditional art. Combining his passions for comic books, TV, and film with his artistic talents (an honors graduate from the Art Institute of Seattle) and Native perspective, Veregge’s minimalist designs perfectly represent each character. [Read more...]
Did you ever wonder what a superhero might look like on the Standard American Diet of refined breads and sugars, fast food, and processed snacks loaded with high fructose corn syrup? Wonder no more because Mexican artist Carlos Dattoli has created this hilarious superhero satire! It’s as if Superman, Flash, Batman, & Robin went on Morgan Spurlock’s McDonalds diet from Super Size Me. From man of steel to man boobs, spandex doesn’t look quite as good on Superman’s no longer chiseled figure and he needs a crane to soar through the sky. Obese Batman and Robin would have trouble fitting in the Batmobile to hit up all the drive-thru’s in Gotham City. And from “super-speed” to super-size, Flash would be going nowhere fast. [Read more...]
If you’ve ever dreamt of having a superhero for a parent, then you will love this new series by Andry Rajoelina. The Paris-based animator has made this endearing series called Justice Families featuring your favorite comic book superheroes walking- or floating- their little sidekicks around. Rajoelina first fell in love with action heroes when his father took him to the cinema to see the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie in 1990. He happily drew turtles with bandanas and over time, dramatically improved his illustration skills. [Read more...]
Perhaps the most famous of all Superman imagery comes, not surprisingly, from his very first comic features. The cover of Superman #6 featured a smiling hero, his radiant face looking out on a world he was happy and generous enough to save. It’s classic Americana to the max. When artist Mike Mitchell recently took on the iconic image, he gave it everything but a new face – “re-skinning” Superman with the clothing of pop-culture icons far and wide, old and new. [Read more...]
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“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...]
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