The pop culture art of Phil Noto
August 19, 2011 8:12 AM   Subscribe

Phil Noto illustrates the hell out of comics, TV, pulp fiction, music, and being a six year old artist at his blog, Your Nice New Outfit. Oh shit it's the Master Blaster!
posted by cortex (17 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
I loved the micronaunts. Also Joy Division. These are good. Guy was destined to draw.
posted by cjorgensen at 8:22 AM on August 19, 2011

I could have sworn I got the link to this on Metafilter, I just assumed it was already posted.
posted by The Whelk at 8:27 AM on August 19, 2011

I tripped across it a day or two ago; I can't recall how now, but I imagine I ganked it from either Comics Alliance or some random tumblr. I know I've seen his work before but I hadn't followed breadcrumbs to the motherlode previously.
posted by cortex at 8:32 AM on August 19, 2011

I still say his Lee Marvin was born to play Tombstone from Spectacular Spiderman.
posted by yerfatma at 8:42 AM on August 19, 2011

A friend sent me this earlier this week and yeah, it's pretty damn awesome.
posted by Kitteh at 8:45 AM on August 19, 2011

This is exactly who I wanted to be in 1982.
posted by immlass at 8:51 AM on August 19, 2011

Ha! I saw the title "Your Nice New Outfit" and started with that link, thinking "I wonder if that's a Fugazi reference. What a great song that was."

posted by Hoopo at 9:09 AM on August 19, 2011

[...] and being a six year old artist at his blog [...]
I read this text, clicked on one of the other links first, and thought "man, that's fantastic for a six year old". So just to clear this up for others who are as comprehension-impaired as I am: Phil Noto is not currently six years old.

The artwork is still fantastic, though.
posted by FishBike at 9:42 AM on August 19, 2011 [2 favorites]

Oh, hoom. I probably should have gone with "...and having once been a six year old...", yeah.
posted by cortex at 9:44 AM on August 19, 2011

Phil Noto is great. Love the 60s mod design influence on his work... there's more stuff to look at and go "ooh" at on his art site.
posted by MegoSteve at 9:48 AM on August 19, 2011

I was SO GLAD this was not a blog by a six year old.
posted by sweetkid at 9:52 AM on August 19, 2011

Can't ... stop ... clicking ... Thundarr!
posted by jabberjaw at 10:23 AM on August 19, 2011

My favorite thing of his recently has been the "snapshots" of 60s and 70s Marvel characters listed as "from the Hank Pym archives"

I'd buy the hell out of a comic book of those, scrapbook style.
posted by sleeping bear at 10:25 AM on August 19, 2011 [3 favorites]

Note if you're at work: some of his stuff is NSFW, such as this one of Tyrion Lannister. And, yeah, Noto's fantastic.
posted by Halloween Jack at 11:15 AM on August 19, 2011

Ha~! I just crawled this whole blog yesterday and saved half the damn thing to my MLKSHK. Noto is straightup amazing and those 60s Marvel "candid photo" pieces are just wonderful.

And speaking of Noto drawings made to look like photos, this awkward family portrait of Logan and his daughters is a particular favorite.
posted by EatTheWeek at 3:01 PM on August 19, 2011

Oh, AND - on the off chance Axel Alonso or Joe Quesada lurks here, please take note of Mr. Noto's answer to this question and then make it happen cuz it really, really needs to happen and I will buy many copies, promise.
posted by EatTheWeek at 3:09 PM on August 19, 2011

I saw the cover of his first art book without knowing a thing about him and thought, "boy, would I love to have a giant version of that on my wall." And then I realized what I really wanted was my entire life to morph into the crazy space-age mod aesthetic on display.

I know he does a lot of superhero stuff, but I still think my favourite pieces of his are the more anonymous ones, with this as a soundtrack.
posted by chrominance at 4:47 PM on August 19, 2011

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