Talented artist Butcher Billy has created some kickass comic book covers that depict your favorite post-punk/new wave musicians (think Ian Curtis, Billy Idol, John Lydon, Mark Mothersbaugh, Morrisey, Siouxsie Sioux, and Robert Smith) as superheroes. Why? Because it's an awesome and creative idea! But here's Butcher Billy's reason:
As a child of the '80s 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.Below are three of my favorites. Head over to his website to view the others and if you like what you see, he has prints and t-shirts available for purchase.
The references we are exposed and specifically the ones we choose to absorb make us who we are.