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Awesome Portraits of Fan Favorite Movie Characters

Mr. Pink from Reservoir Dogs

Los Angeles-based artist Mike Mitchell, best known for his Just Like Us series, has taken a departure from his usual, comically light-hearted illustrations and created an awesome new collection of pop culture portraits. The series of “thirty-ish portraits” feature the profiles of characters from beloved films, including cult favorites like Mr. Pink from Resevoir Dogs (in pink) and Veronica from Heathers (post-explosion and donning Heather's red scrunchie).

Mitchell explains the reasons behind his character choices: “Naturally there's a few crowd pleasers, but I tried to pick characters that are more under appreciated in pop culture art. It's important to me that this show feels fresh and unique, and I think my choices are helping to achieve that. The movies I chose from span all genres, but the unifying theme are characters that made a strong impression on me, regardless of their screen time. There are a few characters that aren't even in their respected movies for more than 5 minutes, but they are a big reason I watch those movies.”

Opening reception for Mitchell's show is tonight at Mondo Gallery in Austin, Texas. The portraits will be on display through May 26, 2013.

Driver from Drive

Django from Django Unchained

Dae-su Oh from Oldboy

Igor from Young Frankenstein

Jimmie Dimmick from Pulp Fiction

Marge Gunderson from Fargo

Jacobim Mugatu from Zoolander

R.J. MacReady from The Thing

Judge Dredd from Dredd

Bill “The Butcher” Cutting from Gangs of New York

Nada from They Live

Thomas Jerome Newton from The Man Who Fell To Earth

Veronica from Heathers

Mike Mitchell website
via [reddit, OMG Posters!]


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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