We’re all about comics here at Panels on Pages, but a geek cannot live on comics alone. Outside the Longbox is our chance to spotlight something outside our typical four-color realm – be it movies, music, TV or whatever.
Artist Mike Alcantara has always loved comics; appreciating in particular classic comic book art from the Golden and Silver Age. After seeing collage art done with trading cards and the like, Mike saw his chance to put his stamp on the industry he so loved while giving comic fans a chance to display their devotion in a new and amazing way. And so, in 2010, ComicCollageArt was born!
Done in varying sizes on gallery wrap canvas, Mike’s collages feature characters from both DC and Marvel, as well as a handful of other properties. While the concept for each piece is fairly simple and straightforward, it’s the composition where his keen eye and artistry truly shine through.
A gallery of his work can be found on Facebook, and those pieces still available for sale can be found at his shop on Etsy. Mike’s first show was Austin Comic Con, but with any luck we can convince him to visit the home of the PoP!ulation – C2E2 – in 2013!