Post-Punk Super Friends

Post-Punk Super Friends

Sometimes my Facebook connections actually post things that are relevant to me – beyond an occasional cat meme. My friend Mike posted a link from the Behance page of Billy the Butcher, a Brazilian visual artist whose mashup of post-punk icons with Marvel supeheroes was refreshingly welcome.

“As a child of the 80’s I was heavily influenced by everything from Saturday morning cartoons on TV to the music coming from the radio. Ian Curtis or Johnny Rotten are as iconic to me as Superman or Batman.”

When he’s not re-imaging new wave heroes, Billy works as a Creative Director at a digital agency in Brazil. He describes his vintage influences and Pop art as his medium.

“As a child of the 80’s I was heavily influenced by everything from Saturday morning cartoons on TV to the music coming from the radio. Ian Curtis or Johnny Rotten are as iconic to me as Superman or Batman. Real people or imaginary characters, the incorruptible ideals of perfect superheroes or the human flaws and desires sometimes so desperately depicted in song lyrics – all of those influences affect us to the point of defining our character and personality, career paths and life choices”.

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More from Billy the Butcher here