The latest Avengers movie was polarizing; with some saying they preferred the first movie over the sequel. But regardless of your opinion on it, you’ll definitely adore this awesome Marvel art. Vietnamese artist Nguyen Quang Huy loves drawing his favorite superheroes, but he puts a slight twist in his compositions by adding everyday objects.
Chow Hon Lam illustrates superheros and their not-so-glamorous jobs in the series ‘Part Time Job.’ His witty take on matching the perfect real-life jobs to each superhero’s powers are brilliant and quite a revelation to their practicality besides obliterating crime.
Jason Dussault takes a 4,000 year old medium to create imagery fitting modern society in the series Deconstructive/Constructive. The New York-based Canadian artist uses a hammer and ceramic callipers to break painted porcelain tiles and rearranges them to create incredibly detailed mosaics.
Our favorite heroes can easily take down bad guys, but one thing they cannot fight is time. In a series called ‘Famous Oldies’, illustrator Alex Solis reimagines pop culture characters as older versions of themselves. And by old, we mean geriatric-old. Characters like Superman, Batman, Spiderman, Hulk, and even Mario succumb to time, but still go about their day fighting crime and saving lives. Only this time, while sporting less chiseled physique and more saggy skin.
If motivational posters don’t get you motivated, check out Adam Thompson’s series called “Heroic Words of Wisdom” to help you get through the day. After all, what these superheroes do day in and day out is a tough job, so we recon using these mantras help them stay motivated.
American painter and comic book artist Phil Noto specializes in retro sketches. Recently, he created a series of pieces for his Tumblr page which consists of Silver Age Marvel heroes posting for Life Magazine. Twenty variant covers will be featured by Marvel Comics.
Sacha Goldberger reimagines famous pop culture icons, superheroes, villains, and children’s literature characters in classical Flemish paintings for his photo series called “Super Flemish.”
A Toronto artist going by the name of Andrew Lamb placed photos of heroes on Neighborhood Watch signs. He states, “I walked by and thought those signs would be much better with a superhero up there.” Heroes that he used include Iron Man, Spider-Man, Mario and Astro Boy.
Hundreds of years have been dedicated to studying the art and science of hieroglyphics but to Josh Lane, this serious subject needs to be lightened up a bit. And what better way to do that than to infuse some superheroes and quasi-superheroes right into the mix.