And the Teen Titans are now the Brat Pack?! Well that’s just silly. Silly beyond belief! Delve in, if you dare, at the small but fabulously enjoyable collection of comic book hero-to-album cover conversions of illustrator Cliff Chiang. Inside I think you’ll find at least several of your vinyl album and comic book fantasies come to fruition at long last.
When you are a comic illustrator (or inker, or any of those sorts of artists involved in the whole comic process,) you’ve got to do more than just work on the book to make your way. You’ve got to go to comic conventions. Lots of them! And when you do go there, and sit at a booth and hope someone comes up hoping for an autograph, you’ve got to have something sitting around for sale for them to buy so you can sign it!
This isn’t always true, in fact many artists are swamped by people wishing for them to sign their favorite comics, and there’s always the people who want body parts signed. But for those who come empty handed, there’s projects like these! Creative ways for artists to create a fun and unique bit of simplicity to sign for their adoring fans.
In this case, quite unique indeed.
Cliff Chiang’s taken several classic 12″ album covers, converting them into what’s very obviously their comic-world-counterpart. Electra is Flashdancing, Vampirella has the fashion sense of Duran Duran! Obviously. Explore this set and cross your fingers that this trend continues in Chiang’s work.
“Dear Batman: We accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in Bat-detention for whatever it is we did wrong, but we think you’re crazy for making us write an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us: in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is an archer, and a speedster, and a swimmer, a princess, and an acrobat. Does that answer your question? Sincerely yours, The Teen Titans.”
Thank you, John Hughes. Rest in peace.
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