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This turned up recently on Andrew Ross MacLean’s Tumblr: Hellboy versus Anung Un Rama. I was unfamiliar with MacLean’s work, but a little poking round his portfolio shows an artist with a really likeable style, one which nicely fuses all the influences he cites, such as Mike Mignola, Gabriel Bá, Rafael Grampa, James Harren, Paul Pope and Paul Maybury (all of whose work he regularly reblogs).
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Judge Dredd has something of a history with graffiti, with his ongoing clashes with sky-surfing wall-scrawler Marlon “Chopper” Shakespeare. Elements of the U.K.’s street art scene regularly mix, collaborate with, and are influenced by the comic art community. All of this gives this billboard for the upcoming movie Dredd 3D a certain inevitability (via Collider.com). Frankly, I’ll be disappointed if nobody defaces these with big yellow smiley faces.
Ian McQue is a concept artist for the mighty Rock Star Games Edinburgh who for fun posts paintings of landscapes full of spaceships and robots. He’s a bit tasty. Here’s “Big Dog, Little Dog.”
Patricio Oliver is an Argentinian artist who works with vectors to create illustrations like this: the Guardians of the Galaxy.
Comic fans get twitchy whenever they see comic artists’ work being repurposed by the fine art world. Ladies and gentlemen, the photorealistic paintings of Doug Bloodworth. Start twitching.
Steve “Zealand” Jones, character designer on who knows how many Bruce Timm-produced animation projects, has a Tumblr. He likes to draw women’s arses, a lot. Well, you’ve got to have a hobby. Here’s his All-New, All-Different, Uncanny X-Men.