Post-Punk Comic Book Stars

Posted on: May 22nd, 2013 at 12:01 pm by
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What do you get when you cross ’80s icons with the Justice League? Awesomeness.  Brazilian artist Billy Butcher has created the ultimate mashup of superheros, derived from comic books and the post-punk world. These pop culture icons, both real and imaginary, have no doubt struck a soft spot at one time or another. Along with his comicbook stand-in creation, he has also cleverly included fitting lyrics from the musician for the superhero depicted.

From the artist, on the project:

As a child of the 80’s I was heavily influenced by everything from saturday morning cartoons on TV to the music coming from the radio. Ian Curtis or Johnny Rotten are as iconic to me as Superman or Batman. Real people or imaginary characters, the incorruptible ideals of perfect superheroes or the human flaws and desires sometimes so desperately depicted in song lyrics – all of those influences affect us to the point of defining our character and personality, career paths and life choices.

Preach it.

You can check out his other cool pieces here. He’s selling prints, iPhone cases, and whatnot for a nominal fee at Society6.

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