Illustrated Robin Williams Tributes Celebrate His Love Of Comics

Robin Williams illustration

Zack Soto

Robin Williams illustration

Alex Fine

Robin Williams illustration

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Serena Dominguez

Serena Dominguez

The internet is currently swarming with stories, tributes, and memorials to the late, great Robin Williams who passed 3 days ago. Some people may not know that in addition to being an actor, comedian, activist, and improv performer, Williams was also an unabashed lover of video games, comic books, and graphic novels, and that this loss resonates throughout these communities as well. Yesterday, Nick Gazin over at Vice posted crowd-sourced illustrations that pay tribute to the performer, his characters, and his life. (via vice)

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Original cover by John Byrne; Marvel 1985. Cover by Josh Holinaty.

Original cover by John Byrne; Marvel 1985. Cover by Josh Holinaty.

Covered is a blog that posts reinterpretations of original comic book covers by currently working illustrators and cartoonists. Some are mostly faithful tributes, others are clever subversions that alter the meanings of the originals. Others still are completely bizarre, eschewing traditional comic aesthetics for something totally different. I’d love to see Kyle Thomas do one of these.

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