Twice a week, Making A Mark gives an insanely talented artist some IADW brag-space. Today goes to Mike Mitchell. Now while the exhibitions of Gallery 1988 are no stranger to IADW, Mike's current display Just Like Us takes icons from all walks of life, be it political, pulp-fictional or animated, and mixes them up with a humorous and slightly Ren and Stimpy twist. Just watch;
Part of the humour of each piece comes from a childhood innocence Mike manages to inject into his art, that characterises or parodies the character at hand while still giving them a sense of respect. Clean and straightforward, it's this respect that drives the image's 'lol-factor' forward even harder.
Homer Simpson skipping, Magneto covered in fridge magnets, Captain America, She-ra and more all fall under Mike's mighty pen. A Los Angles artist whose "pals" by contrast include the realistic stylings of Adi Granov, Mike's Just Like Us display in Melrose, runs until April 28.