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Butcher Billy

  1. Mashup Artist Butcher Billy Reimagines Classic Pop Icons as Marvel Heroes

    Not only do these covers make some great references—dated as some of them may be—but Butcher Billy's perfect vintage-looking comic art really sells the concept. I totally buy this as a weird Marvel alternate universe thing, and I won't lie; I'd be 100% into it.

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  2. Classic Video Games Meet Bowie Lyrics in Fetching Prints

    wakka wakka wakka wakka wakka

    Butcher Billy's Space Oddity Game Program project breathes new design life into David Bowie's hit Space Oddity, which, being an pop music plebe I admit that I am familiar with for the same reason I'm familiar with any experimental rock: I am a huge The Venture Bros. fan. I did know all but one of the video game references Billy makes, though?

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  3. Boy, Do We Wish The “Comic Book Super Drunk Hangout” Beer Existed Right Now

    Because no one ever made superfriends by drinking milk.

    It's been a long week already, and it's only Tuesday. Don't you wish you could pop open an antihero-themed beer named after Lobo or Wolverine and drink all your cares away? (That totally worked for them, right?) But in all seriousness, Butcher Billy's latest graphic design experiment is incredibly apropos to the characters he's working with, who aren't exactly role models but still manage to be everyone's favorite comic characters.

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  4. Butcher Billy is Back With The Donkey Knight Returns Project

    "I want you to remember, in all the years to come - the one Italian plumber who beat you."

    Our pal Butcher Billy loves to mash up pop culture, and that's great, because he's very talented at it. His latest project combines takes the barrel-throwing Donkey Kong and turns him into the barrel-chested Mutant Leader of Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns. Yeah, we're 100% on board with this.

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  5. Butcher Billy Honors Shigeru Miyamoto by Transforming Him into His Characters

    It's like some kind of Shigeru Miyamoto cosplay situation.

    Shigeru Miyamoto is responsible for many of the most iconic video game characters ever. He gave us a lot, and artist Butcher Billy wanted to give something back. That's why Billy made these beautiful images of Miyamoto as some of his most beloved characters. Check them out, they're really something special.

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  6. Butcher Billy Mashes Up Street Fighter with 90’s Grunge

    This better inspire Dave Grohl to write a song called "Hadouken!"

    The early 1990's were a time ruled by grunge rock and video games, so one of our favorite artists, Butcher Billy, decided to put those two things together and create Grunge Street Fighters. He's paired some of the most iconic grunge rockers with the characters of Street Fighter and the result is amazing.

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  7. These Pop Culture and Video Game Mashup Posters Are Almost Too Much to Handle

    This round of mashups by Butcher Billy are a little harder to describe than his previous work, but they're no less amazing.

    If there's anyone better at mashing things together than Butcher Billy, I'm almost afraid to hear about them, because this is about as much awesome as I can stand. In his latest round of mashups, Billy pulled from a lot of different sources. Each one is centered on a video game, but some include actors while others include musicians, movies, or albums. They're all tremendous.

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  8. ’80s Rock Stars Get the Superhero Treatment

    it's time to play the music

    Butcher Billy, he of putting Avengers comic book art into The Avengers movie stills, now brings us '80s rock stars like Siouxsie Sioux, Morrissey, and Billy Idol as superheroes. I'd write more, but every second I spend typing is another second not spent opening Pandora and getting my New Wave on. And I ran, I ran so far away...

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  9. Super Rock Stars as Superheroes Are Super Great to Look At

    Hey, can we talk for a minute about how great Butcher Billy is at making things that pique my interest? The answer is that he's really freaking great at it. He's mashed up supervillains with real-world bad guys and swapped Batmen. (Batmans?) Now he has a batch of Post-Punk/New Wave Super Friends. Butcher Billy gets me.

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  10. Get Ready For Galactus Hitler: Artist Mashes Up Supervillains With Real Life Bad Guys

    From the genius who gave us the combination of Tim Burton's and Chris Nolan's Batman films comes an interesting take on comic book supervillains. Digital artist Butcher Billy has redesigned some classic villains as some of the worst people in history. Osama Bin Goblin? Check. Charles Manson as the Joker? Yup. Galactus Hitler? Of course there's Galactus Hitler.

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  11. Let’s Put a Smile on That Face: Someone Mashed Up the Nolan and Burton Batman Films

    Are they taking nominations for the MacArthur Fellows Program? We only ask because the person who made this series of mashup photos combining the Christopher Nolan and Tim Burton Batman films is a genius of the highest order. user Butcher Billy is the one behind this particular set of wonders, and we'd need Joker gas to smile more than we have at their work.

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