There was once a time when movie posters — not movie trailers — did all the heavy lifting to convey the magic and wonder promised by a film's upcoming release. Portugal-based artist Luis Melo does the kind of illustration work that speaks to those wonderful posters of yesteryear in a truly masterful way.
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As a kid, Gifu City artist Dakota Alexander developed a lifelong love for ukiyo-e, a style of traditional Japanese woodblock painting that became popular during the Edo period. Like many young people, Alexander also happened to have a fondness for comic books and superheroes.
Even though Steven Universe is technically about a bunch of sentient rocks whose humanoid physical forms are just hard light constructs, the show’s gems are presented as female and the emotional relationships between them are coded as queer.
Earlier this week, artist Nick Derington shared his cover artwork for Mister Miracle #10, which is a fantastic close-up of Darkseid that balances detail and an impressively inverted photo-negative colour palette. Fans have been remixing the cover all week, turning out some eye-popping riffs on this vision of the Lord of Apokolips. Here are some of our favourites.
Video games have their rockstars. But they're not the same kind of rockstars as the ones who strut around in dresses made of meat or go on talk shows to argue about their Twitter feuds. Compared to pop music or Hollywood, games often seem like they have a culture of celebrity that's far more subtle. Nonexistent, even. But that's only when games aren't stirring up the passions of their most zealous players.