Twice a week, Making A Mark gives an insanely talented artist some IADW brag-space. Today goes to Sean Anderson, an American illustrator who I feel is one of the best I've seen in a long time. Not only is this post's title his own self-description, his art is bold, colourful, retro yet modern, and best of all, it's different.
The Silver Surfer is essentially a mirror to the universe, so it's equally as effective when an artist uses him as just that. Strong lines behold!
Meanwhile, Street Fighter's Blanka was influenced by Bebel Gilberto's Samba é Amor, which conjured up a somber guitarist in Brazil for Sean. He says "Blanka is Brazilian, and Picasso's painting The Old Guitarist somehow seemed like a natural fit in my head". Too true!
Once again inspired by music, Aquaman (you are reading his comic aren't you?) was done to Björk's Oceania. By contrast, the almost monotone Flash brings speed and colour to the heart of the city.
Now that's a perfect match! My all-time favourite bat-rouge, The Riddler, rendered in a Dr Seuss type style! Inspired by 60's Friz Freleng cartoons, this is Sean's first foray into the DC villain library - here's hoping he continues!