Sunday, January 01, 2012

MAKING A MARK: Daniel Irizarri Oquendo - The Puerto Rican Reuniting The Avengers

Twice a week, Making A Mark gives an insanely talented artist some IADW brag-space. Today we kick off the New Year with the humourous and talented Puerto Rican illustrator Daniel Irizarri Oquendo. A man who proves his parents great taste in names, is only matched by the limits of their son's artistic talents.

Made for The Line It Is Drawn over on CBR, you have to feel sorry for Hank Pym. One of the coolest Avengers going, the dude just can't catch a break. Bout time Superman and Batman got on the team though. That's been needing to happen for some time.

That Daredevil number is my favourite chunk of Daniel's portfolio. I dig how his personal style matches the character down to a 'D' and conveys the fun of Matt Murdock at the same time. Cap on the otherhand, represents the closest Oquendo wants to go to 'realistic' artwork. Still nice and stylised huh?

Realisitic artwork maybe one thing, realistic issues though he sails pretty close to; 

Something tells me I'm going to have "and you'll be a cash-cow for the man, but everyone will still like Batman better" stuck in my head for a while (let alone that price tag)!

To scope out more of Daniel's vast array of speed paints, images and thoughts, all you have to do is click the jump. Simple huh?


  1. That's just wonderful, in a poignant way.

  2. I think so too Martin! Nicely in and out of continuity at the same time.

  3. That truly is a priceless and prophetic comment! Love the art too! Give this man a mini or something folks!

  4. I agree Dale, I mean forget What If for a minute, whatever happened to What The?. In the 90's there were whole companies of parody comics, I think whether it's a straight send up, or something a little more biting like the above, a few more than just MAD Magazine wouldn't go astray.