Thursday, December 08, 2011

MAKING A MARK: Loic Zimmermann - The Artist So Good, He Puts The X-Men To Work

Twice a week, Making A Mark gives an insanely talented artist some IADW brag-space. Today goes to Loic Zimmermann and in particular a certain series within his portfolio, where he puts the X-Men into an almost Married With Children meets Sopranos type suburban setting. If Al Bundy had optic blasts of course. Here, see what I mean.

It's still pulpy, the characters still recognisable, but like Magneto carrying the groceries, there is a twist of lemon Loic gives Marvel's muties, that grabs our gaze and just doesn't let go.

I was about to say the colours Zimmermann puts into play help accentuate the 'unnatural' yet cool vibe each of these pieces gives off, but Storm there in black and white radiates the same atmosphere regardless. And frankly, I don't think I'll ever look at Nightcrawler the same way again.

And Wolverine? Well, aside from falling victim to the Calvins above the Levis brigade, Logan hasn't really changed that much at all.  Which kinda makes you wonder what that says about the dude. For more masterful musings from Loic and the land of France, click the jump.

4 comments:

  1. Crazy good realtisic art! You found a good one here Dan. Also, just in case youi didn't see it, I can't update my blog anymore, well post new skits since my laptop's fried!

    have a good weekend buddy!

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  2. cheers mate - you too - and glad you liked Loic's art!

    Hope you're back up and running again soon!

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  3. Wow that's stunning stuff - echoes of David Mack or Alex Maleev but still extremely distinctive.

    Rather partial to that Storm illustration...

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  4. Hey Robert - glad you picked up on the ol' David Mack vibe too. Something tells me if this guy actually got his hands on the X-crowd, Daredevil, or Luke Cage the comic world would never forget it!

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