Comics – AIM / Achebe / Thunderbolts

This post marks the beginning of a new category – Comics. In truth I have never really been an avid comic reader. I did once collect Ghost Rider, about 10 comic books in total. However there is defiantly something to be said for the artistic skill that goes into these comics. Here are a couple images from varies comics and publishers.

thunderbolts Marvel Comics

Above: This illustration is a snip it from the Marvel Superhero Team “Thunderbolts“.

For those of you not familiar with the world of comics, me being one, there is a whole universe that has been created around these superhuman characters. With political faction and superheroes joining each other to form teams and rally against other heroes. Much like Tolkien and his imaginary world of Orks, Hobbits and speaking trees.

Achebe Marvel Comics

Above: Achebe from Marvel Comics: “Reverend Doctor Michael Ibn al-Hajj Achebe’s true identity remains unknown. Stories persist that he was originally a Ghudazian farmer until Ujankan guerillas took refuge in his home, repaying his hospitality by stabbing him repeatedly, burning his farm, and stealing his unfaithful wife. Refusing to die, the farmer sold his soul to the devil for revenge, hunting down and slaying everyone associated with his wife, from close family to casual acquaintances.” Read More…


Above: “A.I.M. (Advanced Idea Mechanics) is an organization of brilliant scientists and their hirelings dedicated to the acquisition of power and the overthrow of all government by technological means.” Read More…

The stories are rather elaborate. If you go to the site there is a publishers rating for thing like power and intelligence. There is also a user rating. Then you have a full profile breakdown. What color hair, occupation (E.G.: Revolutionary, minister; former farmer, co-regent of Wakanda), Education (E.G: Ph.D. in Law (Yale)), Relatives (E.G: Unidentified alleged wife (deceased)) etc…

There you have it.

The Economist – Dissection

Illustrated campaign for The Economist. Six illustrators where brought in by the agency AMV.BBDO. It was quite a drastic change from there old stuff but I think it works.

The Economist - Fine n Dandy
The Economist – Fine n Dandy

The Economist - Geoff Mcfetridge
The Economist – Geoff Mcfetridge

The Economist - Matthew Green
The Economist – Matthew Green

Illustrations by Joy Ang

joy angJoy Ang was born November 1985 and went to Alberta College of Art & Design. She is currently working in Calgary, AB, Canada. She flaunts clients such as Marvel, Capcom, Nokia, BioWare, Udon Comics…

Words from Joy Ang: “My passion has been art for as long as I can remember. With my art I strive for one main goal, and that is to stir the emotions from those who view it. Read More…

Joy Ang - Spring
Illustration by Joy Ang
Name: Spring

Joy Ang - Zodiac
Illustration by Joy Ang
Name: Chinese Zodiac

Joy Ang - Little Red Cap
Illustration by Joy Ang
Name: Little Red Cap

Joy Ang - Terrorsel
Illustrations by Joy Ang
Name: Terrorsel

Joy Ang - Chunli Profile
Illustration by Joy Ang
Name: Chun-li Profile

Joy Ang - Tara
Illustration by Joy Ang
Name: Tara

Illustrations by Yuko Shimizu

Yuko ShimizuI’ve noted Yuko’s work browsing through illustration books on various occasions. While searching the web tonight her illustrations caught my eye yet again. Based in New York Yuko Shimizu‘s work reminds one of Japanese Woodcuts. The combination of New York influences, the sexual connotations, the attention to detail and the strong Japanese heritage makes her illustrations unique and so fantastic.

For more info on this talented illustrator I advise you to read this interview.

Yuko Shimizu - Tsunami
Yuko Shimizu – Tsunami

PLAYBOY July 05 issue story about natural disasters destroying earth
(Society of Illustrators 48 Gold Medal)

Yuko Shimizu - Wild
Yuko Shimizu – Wild

Yuko Shimizu - x1
Yuko Shimizu

Originally created for alphabet book project later published as a large size poster insertfor Yen Magazine of Australia

Yuko Shimizu
Yuko Shimizu – The P Trees

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