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Mark Todd Paints Post-Modern X-Men And Predators

Illustrator Mark Todd takes classic comic book covers featuring the Fantastic Four and the Micronauts and reconstructs them as trippy collages that evoke both Jack Kirby and DIY zine art. And this Thursday (4/15), Todd's having an exhibition in Brooklyn.

Here's Todd's aesthetic mission from his website:

Painter, illustrator and author Mark Todd took his first creative cues from comic books and Star Wars: worlds of inventive fantasy that still inform his art. His latest work involves intense scrutiny and alteration of classic comic covers from "Fantastic Four," "X-Men," "Iron Man," "Spiderman" and other series, including the work of legendary illustrators like Jack Kirby. "I love the type, the heavy shadows, the colors and the way they seemed to use very inch of the page," says Todd. "I sit and study them, and my brush reconstructs them." Todd is referencing the past, waxing nostalgic about it and simultaneously lending his own post-modern sensibility to it, employing a limited palette, repetition, distortion and mixed media materials including spray paint, cel-vinyl, glossy varnishes and dusty stains. The pieces are rounded at the edges, appearing as prized objects; tablets encoded with civilization's most iconic collective wisdom.

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Hooray for Kirby-inspired pop art! Mark's "Power Fury" exhibition opens this Thursday (4/15) from 7-10 PM at scifi-loving streetwear epicenter Mishka NYC (you can check out io9's interview with Mishka here). Mishka is located at 350 Broadway in Brooklyn, New York.

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[via Mark Todd Illustration and Mishka]

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The Power and the Fury.
Cel-Vinyl on Panel

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Thing No More.
mixed media on panel

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Shapeshifter.
mixed media on panel

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King-Size Special
housepaint, and cel-vinyl on panel

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Ice-clops.
mixed media on paper

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Man-Thing.
Cel-Vinyl and floc on Panel

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DISCUSSION

ManchuCandidate
ManchuCandidate

These look fine to me, but what's the deal with the white stuff on the X-men painting?