With the overwhelming success of Mad Max: Fury Road and the newly-crowned feminist icon, Imperator Furiosa; it’s an understatement to say there is now an abundance of fanart floating about the Internet. But it’s not just fans, there’s some fantastic art by some of our favorite comic artists, too! Continue reading “Imperator Furiosa Gallery”
Every now and then, we post an image on the blog or our Facebook page that elicits an especially enthusiastic response. Karen Hallion’s La Dauphine Aux Alderaan, an Alphonse Mucha-inspired illustration of Princess Leia, is a recent example. Continue reading “Squee! Of the Week: Leia Meets Mucha”
The offerings on Deviant Art are all over the map, but some of them are breathtakingly fresh and creative. That’s where I found the work of artist Lukico, and I am completely in love with her elegant comics-inspired illustrations. While some of the pieces show characters in costume, many of them are beautifully subtle. Continue reading “Squee! of the Week: Lukico’s Gallery”
We tend to hear the same names over and over when it comes to top-notch illustrators. But fortunately for comic book fans, there’s a seemingly endless supply of talented artists who are turning out stunning work. Nuno Plati’s art bowled me over with its stylish, modern edge. The above portrait of Misty Knight is a eye-popping homage to Iron Fist, and it’s just one of several in the Lisbon, Portugal-based artist’s online gallery. Continue reading “Squee! of the Week: Nuno Plati’s Art”
The phenomenally talented John “Roc” Upchurch took time out of his busy, working artist’s schedule for an interview with Girls Gone Geek.
If you follow this blog, chances are that you read a ton of comics and can name your favorite writers and artists. E. and I talk about ours all the time, and many of our preferred illustrators are well known and probably working for the big two. But there are so many undiscovered artists out there who are just as good, if not better than your mainstream people. One in particular goes by the name Roc, and he is the shit.
John “Roc’ Upchurch hails from “a little gutter” in Philadelphia called Hunting Park. Named after his father, who inspired him to become an artist, Roc began his career as a video game concept artist in Georgia. He graduated to freelance work in almost every industry, and he’s now an illustrator of whatever you can imagine. His tools of the trade are pencil, paper and Photoshop. He can do concept art, comics, storyboards and pretty much any commission assignment you throw his way. When our friends saw the fabulous Vanessa G. and E. Peterman avatars Roc created for Girls Gone Geek, they pretty much lost their minds. We certainly did. Continue reading “Keeping it Ill with Artist John ‘Roc’ Upchurch”