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Comic Book Illustrations Cross Over Into the Real World

Beijing-based chemical engineering student and talented illustrator Gaikuo-Captain re-imagines himself in precarious situations straight out of a comic book. The artist's playful images offer a range of action with some familiar faces from popular comic books, anime, and manga. Whether he's duking it out with Captain America and getting scorched by Charizard or simply taking a selfie with the Joker, the creative illustrator keeps things interesting.

Gaikuo-Captain's creations combine pop culture favorites and offer a whimsical look at the artist creatively interacting with his drawings. Each character the young artist has chosen for his collection is a carefully selected reflection of his taste, as he is a big fan of comic book culture. Interestingly enough, the series was never truly planned in advance. What began as an attempt to create a cool profile picture for his Weibo account turned into this ongoing project that has garnered the attention of many on the internet.

Gaikuo-Captain portfolio
via [Lustik]


Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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