comic book collages

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Bird Obsessed

  • National Comic Book Day: Robin-Centric Series (Prime Earth)
Today is National Comic Book Day (25 September) and as a comic book blog I’ll be remiss not to do something today. So I thought and thought and thought and finally decided to do a collage of the Robin-Centric series that I’ve collected (and will collect) since I re-entered the comic fandom.
  • N.B.: All images used are the very first issue of each series either the regular or variant forms and in case of multiple series of the same name – only the most recent cover is used with exception of Teen Titans as it was led by two different Robins.
Collected Series:
  • Dick Grayson:
    • Grayson: Upper Row, Far Right
    • Nightwing (Vols. 3–4): Upper Row, Left of Center
    • Titans (Vol. 3): Lower Row, Left of Center
    • Titans Hunt: Middle Row, Far Right
  • Jason Todd:
    • Red Hood and the Outlaws (Vols. 1–2): Upper Row, Center
    • Red Hood/Arsenal: Middle Row, Center
  • Tim Drake:
    • Teen Titans (Vols. 4–5): Upper Row, Right of Center
  • Damian Wayne:
    • Batman and Robin (Vol. 2): Upper Row, Far Left
    • Robin: Son of Batman: Middle Row, Far Left
    • Super Sons: Lower Row, Right of Center
    • Teen Titans (Vol. 6): Lower Row, Center
  • Duke Thomas:
    • We Are Robin: Middle Row, Left of Center
    • Batman and the Signal: Lower Row, Far Right
  • Multi-Robin-Centric:
    • Batman and Robin Eternal: Middle Row, Right of Center
    • Robin War: Lower Row, Far Left

MY OCTOBER 2017!!! 🎃 👻 👾 🍂 🎭💀 👹

Do NOT delete my captions! Do NOT add your own captions!
I will block and report you if you do!

Third year in a row for the My October posts!

You can check out My 2015 and 2016 October posts with the first tag.

Next to the airdates will be a maple leaf (🍁) to indicate when & where it airs here in Canada.

Most shows are subject to change!

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First off this October is 🎺:

~ The Gifted Series Premiere!
AIRS: Monday October 2nd, 2017
@ 9pm EST.
On: CTV 🍁
And on: FOX

Next up!:

~ Supergirl Season 3 Premiere!
AIRS: Monday October 9th, 2017
@ 8pm EST. (Thanksgiving Day in Canada)
On: Showcase. 🍁
And on: The CW

We got back-to-back shows for the next!:

~ The Flash Season 4 Premiere!
AIRS: Tuesday October 10th, 2017
@ 8pm EST.
On: CTV 🍁 (Might move to CTV2 in the winter.)
And on: The CW

~ Legends of Tomorrow Season 3 Premiere!
AIRS: Tuesday October 10th, 2017
@ 9pm EST.
On: CTV2 🍁
And on: The CW

Next up! 🎺:

~ Arrow Season 6 Premiere!
AIRS: Thursday October 12th, 2017
@ 9pm EST.
On: Space 🍁
Also on: The CW
Arrow will air a week late for everyone else without the Space channel:
Wednesday October 18th, 2017
@ 9pm EST.
On: CTV2 🍁

Finally!:

~ The Walking Dead Season 8 Premiere! Episode 100!
AIRS: Sunday October 22nd, 2017
@ 9pm EST.
On: AMC (🍁 & U.S.)

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Also airing in My October:
(their posters would make my collage a little messy) 🎺:

~ Bob’s Burgers Season 8 Premiere.
AIRS: Sunday October 1st, 2017
@ 7:30pm EST.
On: Citytv 🍁
And on: FOX

~ The Simpsons Season 29 Premiere.
AIRS: Sunday October 1st, 2017
@ 7:30pm EST.
On: Global Canada 🍁
And on: FOX @ 8pm

~ Family Guy Season 16 Premiere.
AIRS: Sunday October 1st, 2017
@ 9pm EST.
On: Citytv 🍁
And on: FOX

~ Fresh Off The Boat Season 4 Premiere.
AIRS: Tuesday October 3rd, 2017
@ 8:30pm EST.
On: CHCH 🍁
And on: ABC

~ Black-ish Season 4 Premiere.
AIRS: Tuesday October 3rd, 2017
@ 9pm EST.
On: ABC (🍁 & U.S)
And on: Wednesday October 4th, 2017
@ 9pm
On: Citytv 🍁

~ America’s Funniest Home Videos (AFV) Season 28 Premiere.
AIRS: Sunday October 8th, 2017
@ 8pm EST.
On: ABC (🍁 & U.S)

~ Star Wars: Rebels 4th & Final Season Premiere.
AIRS: Monday October 16th, 2017
@ 9pm EST. & 9:30pm EST.
(After the season premiere, every Monday throughout the day these are the times the new episodes will air then repeat after each episode’s initial premiere:
12:30am, 3am, 7:30am, 5:30pm, then 9pm All EST.)
On: Disney XD (🍁 & U.S)

~ Comic Book Men Season 7 Premiere.
AIRS: Monday October 23rd, 2017
@ shortly after 12am EST.
On: AMC (🍁 & U.S)

~ Stranger Things Season 2 Premiere!
AIRS All Episodes: Friday October 27th, 2017
@ 3am EST.
On: Netflix (🍁 & U.S)

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‘Vertical’ project. 

True story- seriously, I was about 12, I looked up and a body fell past the window. (He was fine, by the way. Well, apart from being unbelievably drunk, and someone having punched his front teeth out… but I digress.)

First time using collage in a project, first time using Photoshop and InDesign for editing. Still ambivalent about outcome.

Print quality is awful because the fear and suspicion with which I regard the printer is surpassed only by its evident loathing of me. .

Printing: Part 2

FAILE

Faile is a collaborative group of artists that create graffiti art around famous cities and places such as Brooklyn, London and Brussels. Their work is made up of graffiti or stencil art and prints usually screen printing or wood block prints. 

These pieces are then put on display in public places or installations such as their own arcade in Miami Beach known as Deluxx Fluxx and also Wishing On You in Times Square in New York.

Faile was created by Patrick Miller, Aiko Nakagawa and Patrick Mcneil in early 2000. They started creating stencils and graffiti street art around New York. In 2006, Nakagawa left Faile after gaining a following under the name Lady Aiko. 

To produce their pieces they usually start by looking through old bits of advertising and pop culture such as comic books. Once creating a collage of interesting cutouts from magazines and comics they start to piece together an interesting poster usually conveying a narrative on today’s society sometimes along with satire.

Then they find a way to present the piece by either turning it into a stencil by creating cutouts of different sections of the piece and layering them on a wall to create graffiti art using spray paint. 

Sometimes they also create tons of custom tiles to put all over buildings in New York as a public art installation or they produce lots of wooden cubes and screen print the artwork onto one side of the cube to then display as a mosaic made of wood. This style is also used for creating a mismatched look by rearranging the cubes.

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I have been working on this mixed medium series for quite awhile now.  These original paintings are created using watercolor paint, colored pencils, oil pastels, and old comic books cut up and collaged onto the paper.  I’m taking a break for a little while but will eventually continue the series with X-Men, More Marvel Universe, villians and a few DC characters.

Which one is your favorite?