ByJonathan J Moya, writer at Creators.co
Movie loving owner of a fashion boutique.
Jonathan J Moya

When Marvel stars licensing its superhero stock to Mondo, the art poster division of the Austin based Alamo Draft House cinema chain, Marvelous things are created. This time around Mondo assigned creation duties to portraitist Mike Mitchell and the result is an interesting look into the faces of Marvel superheroes and villains in the art show Mike Mitchell X Marvel X Mondo.

Mitchell gained some fame for his “Just Like Us: comic caricatures that mainly referenced the Universal Monsters universe. You can find them here. A remnant of more than 12 Marvel-ous former creations made it into the Mondo show which opened on April 25th and runs through May 17th at the Mondo gallery in Austin, Texas. The base of the show is an over 50 semi-serious portrait to the faces of Marvel.

In his artist statement for the show Mitchell says, “My love for Marvel Comics was an integral part of growing up. Not just the comics, but the action figures, video games and cartoons. My intention with this show was to take those characters out of their action-oriented world and give them a moment of silence to catch their breath. There’s a humanizing quality to that which I find extremely interesting. This has easily been the most ambitious project I’ve ever taken on, and it’s due in part to my love for their universe; which is fictional by definition, but real in my mind and in the minds of others.”

The Marvel Portraits:

Deadpool
Deadpool
Venom 
Venom 
Antman
Antman
Archangel
Archangel
Beast 
Beast 
Bishop
Bishop
Black Cat 
Black Cat 
Black Panther 
Black Panther 
Bullseye
Bullseye
Cable 
Cable 
Captain America 
Captain America 
Colosus
Colosus
Cyclops 
Cyclops 
Daredevil 
Daredevil 
Daredevil Y 
Daredevil Y 
Doc Ock 
Doc Ock 
Dr Strange 
Dr Strange 
Gambit 
Gambit 
Ghost Rider 
Ghost Rider 
Green Goblin 
Green Goblin 
Hawkeye
Hawkeye
Hulk 
Hulk 
Iron Fist 
Iron Fist 
Iron Man Mach 1 
Iron Man Mach 1 
Iron Man Silver Age 
Iron Man Silver Age 
Jubillee
Jubillee
Kraven 
Kraven 
Loki 
Loki 
Luke Cage 
Luke Cage 
Magneto
Magneto
Modok
Modok
Moon Knight
Moon Knight
Mysterio
Mysterio
Mystique
Mystique
Night Crawler
Night Crawler
Puck 
Puck 
Sentinel 
Sentinel 
Spiderman BS 
Spiderman BS 
Spiderman
Spiderman
Storm 
Storm 
Thor 
Thor 
Vision 
Vision 
War Machine 
War Machine 
Weapon X 
Weapon X 
Wolverine BY 
Wolverine BY 

Just Like Us Caricatures:

Daredevil
Daredevil
Doc Ock
Doc Ock
Cyclops
Cyclops
Deadpool
Deadpool
Thor
Thor
Ghost Rider
Ghost Rider
Hawkeye
Hawkeye
Kraven
Kraven
Modok
Modok
Mysterio
Mysterio
Punisher
Punisher
Rogue
Rogue
Sandman
Sandman
Venom
Venom
Spiderman
Spiderman
The Thing
The Thing
Wolverine
Wolverine
Iron Man
Iron Man
Gambit
Gambit

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