Apr 29, 2014

What If Akira Was Created By Jack Kirby? And Other Mashup Goodness By Mark D'Alfonso

Michael D'Alfonso eats, breathes and sleeps mashups. He refuses to take a character and present it straight up as it is, instead opting to stick in a blender of pop culture to create something that's striking in it's familiarity yet always unfamiliar in it's presentation. The piece of art that really caught my attention was his Jack Kirby styled Akira tribute, which absolutely nailed it on the head, straight down to the worn and torn comic cover look.

While some people look down on fanartists as simply pandering to fanbases for attention, if done correctly you can get some really cool and original takes on popular characters. Check out more of his awesome work after the break.

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