Thursday, May 10, 2012

On the Cover: Mike Allred

Mike Allred's art is instantly recognisable. His bold lines tip the proverbial hat toward pop art and comics of the 50's and 60's. Allred began his career in comics with Dead Air, an Original graphic novel published by Slave Labor in 1989. It wasn't until 1992, however, that he achieved mainstream success with Madman. Check out a showcase of his work after the jump!

Allred's iZombie covers really show of his originality in design - they are quirky, fun and striking.
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The below cover is a perfect example of Allred's creatively comical design. It's fun and beautiful.
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Allred often references other art styles in his work, creating an extra layer of depth. The following three covers reference 50's comics, little golden books and Da Vinci's Vetruvian Man respectively.

A comic about mutants with the most bizarre power sets couldn't be captured better by anyone. Allred's X-Statix covers (and interiors) really capture the eclectic and divers nature of the book.

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