Music. Everyone has their own tastes. Whether it is the casual music listener who uses the medium as a travelling companion, or the die-hard audio visual connoisseur who can tell you everything there is to know about their favourite band, we all share one thing. We all enjoy the pleasures listening to a tune or score can bring. Now myself, well I am more a film buff, but even I can see the importance that music has in our everyday lives. Iconic film scenes are made that way in some cases, by the musical score that surrounds them. So even with my limited music knowledge I can spot an iconic album cover or to. What artist Uwe De Witt has done has used this knowledge to create a pop culture spin on the cover art we know and love (much like artist Butcher Billy) into his own unique style of artwork.
Now as I have previously stated, I am no expert when it comes to album covers. So the examples you can see below have not been labelled with the album cover source. But you Cult Collective readers are a damn sight more intelligent than I am, so I know you will be able to piece all of the information together yourselves. I do recognise the variations on Iron Maiden cover albums though, all of which look great.
It is great to see how naturally the fandom characters intersperse into the album cover designs. Gambit and Constantine make a bang up Bowie, and Judge Death seems like he was tailored made to be a replacement for Eddie from Iron Maiden. It is testament to Uwe superb artistic skills that he can mimic each album cover, while adding his own spin on it. His keen knowledge of fandom and music artists means he can expertly place each character into the right album sleeve, making each one a whole heap of fun to look at. The little in jokes help to (check out the Batman Phil Collins mash up to see what I mean).
This is only a taster of the covers he has done and for a complete list you should check out his Deviant Art page. While you are at it do not forget to check out his other pieces of art on his official website and his Face Book page as well as the work he has done for the website Spacelord. It is going to be interesting to see what else Uwe has up his sleeve in the months leading up to 2015 and if nothing else my interest in music has greatly increased because of his work on show here today.
With Halloween just around the corner, artist’s spooky minds are starting to become horror centric. For his latest Great Showdown, Scott C depicts the classic ‘The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow’ in his own original, cheery fashion!
Here in the U.K, we aren’t quite as blessed with the number and size of conventions that art and comic fans can enjoy over in the United States. One shining beacon is Thought Bubble. Held annually in Leeds, Yorkshire, Thought Bubble has grown exponentially over the past few years and has recently seen a surge in the number of world renowned artists from across the globe who are attending and exhibiting at the convention, including Cult Collective favourite, Jason Edmiston.
Jason was kind enough to spare us some time to have a chat with us about his great year and his attendance at this years Thought Bubble. Read on to find out what we can look forward to seeing from Jason at this years Thought Bubble.
Dioramas may not be the first port of call when it comes to collectors displaying their figures, but even the die-hard fan have to admit that they certainly add character to what would be an otherwise uninspiring work top or glass cabinet display. At the end of the day, as much as I like my action figures boxed and hanging on my wall, they were made for the most part to be played with.
Whether it be for a small child or a childish adult, we can all get a little buzz out of checking out the latest figures points of articulation. Marvel and other companies certainly think so and have contributed to this field in the past, putting toy lines out that came with their own little mini diorama (the Punisher action figure with arcade smashed diorama had a thug with a grenade in his mouth!). For the most part though they never looked quite like these creations by Louise Townend of Craft Geek Dioramas.
The Mighty Mini series by Hero Complex Gallery is becoming quite popular. With sold out prints by Derek Collier, Matt Ferguson and The Dark Inker himself, Stephen Sampson, fellow British artist Chris Skinner offers up the latest in the series.
“In Darkest Knight” pays homage to Gotham’s resident vigilante in a limited edition of 100 prints at 12″ by 12″. Read on for the full image and more details!
I have said it before, I am a sucker for Batman. As we reported a couple of weeks ago, French Paper Art Club have partnered with Geek-Art to work with Warner on an art project celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Dark Knight; “One Year of Batman”.
Working with artists from the around the World, French Paper Art Club will be releasing a series of projects sharing their vision of the Batverse. Their next two releases in the series of officially licensed Batman prints are recreations of two famous comic covers, depicted by Carlos Olmo and Jorge Zaffino, which you can see further on in the article.
The name seems to have sprung out of nowhere. A few weeks ago I had never heard of Matthew Therrien, but now it seems he is all over the place. With an EC inspired comic inspired Kickstarter in the works, a Manborg comic book under his belt and producing artwork for the upcoming horror documentary Why Horror? it seems to be a really great time to be Matthew. It is also a great time for art fans, especially if you are of the horror movie variety.
You see Matthew really likes his horror movies and being a horror fan myself I can relate to that. Alas I do not possess the awesome artistic skills that Matthew has in sharing his love of horror to the world via his art. Here is a brief example of his work, but do not worry there is much more to come.
Based in York, England, artist and designer Benedict Woodhead describes himself as being driven to produce work which cures his consuming and obsessive passion to redesign images from popular culture. From both his movie posters and his portraits you get the sense that Benedict’s imagination allows him to accomplish this quite easily.
For his poster designs, Benedict uses clever ideas utilising iconology from the movie he is depicting to deliver a minimal, yet effective representation of the movie. His portraits again utilise the same iconic imagery and ideas but also showcase his talent as an artist.
Working from hand drawn pencil sketches, Gav layers his images up with some great filters and textures, to great effect. His Big piece reminds me of one of a picture you could create with one of those felt kits you got as a kid while his Iron Man has a graffiti aesthetic. Take a look at a few of his other pieces below!
In our opinion, Jock is not only one of the best artists currently working in comics but also one of the nicest. As testament to this, Jock has donated one of his original pages from the New York Times Best-selling ‘BATMAN: THE BLACK MIRROR‘, written by Scott Snyder, to help raise funds for the treatment of a little boy with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia.
The page, which you can now bid for on eBay, was originally published in DETECTIVE COMICS #871. This is Jock’s original ink on DC panel paper and is sized 11″ x 17″. An original, one of a kind example of Jock’s artwork.