X-Men Image of Jubilee and Gambit by Jebedai Couture
I think there is evidence, or maybe just a standing belief that in times of upheaval, we cling more tightly to the imaginary, the fantastical, the neon and the gold lamé. It all seems very probable, considering how depressing the world can seem at times. So perhaps, for the ones of us that went through life with a chip on our shoulders, for the ones of us who more often wore a frown than an upside down, we just always wore our gold lamé crowns and neon shoe laces.
Speaking of my wardrobe, along with my gold adornments, I generally rock my geek around in full technicolor on my sleeve, my shirt front, my pants, my shoes… even intermixed in my bushy mop of hair… But for the most part I somehow keep my composure. As a kid I couldn’t have even imagined the world that has developed in front of my eyes. I certainly couldn’t have imagined through my optimistic hopeful young mind that the state of politics, world peace, or the environment would be on the precipice that it now balances. But even more shocking would it have been to find out as I sat in the playground with my fellow nerdy co-parts, listing out our ultimate roster of actors who would play each of the X-Men in a movie that we thought would just forever remain an imaginary figment in our heads, that the world would now be pumping out it’s umpteenth Marvel superhero movie.
X-Men Image of Wolverine, Cyclops and Sentinels by Jebedai Couture
It seems that as soon as our technology gave us the ability to have super powers on the movie screen, that we somehow all wished that we could save the world in our own special way. The general public all began to think like all of us nerds did—that perhaps, under all this common humanity, there was something that made us different than everyone else, something that made us truly unique, and special… dare I say, more powerful.
Jebedai Couture is a Deviant Artist whose work just happened to trigger some of that inner and outer geek in me. Always a fan of comic books, particularly the X-Men, I was inspired and re-invested to see something so unique, so dark, so deeply sketchy and beautiful. His work refreshed my love for these strange and cosmic lads and ladies who kept me company through all my adolescence. Take a look at his work here, and be sure to check out his artist page. I love what Jebedai gots, and I’m excited to see more.
X-Men Image of Jean Grey as Phoenix by Jebedai Couture
X-Men Image of X-23 and Professor X by Jebedai Couture
Marvel Art of Galactus and Silver Surfer by Jebedai Couture
Marvel Art of Thanos by Jebedai Couture
Trevor Ellestad is a writer, an herbalist, and an ex-yoga teacher who spends his days creating plant-based magic at Vega. Trevor keeps a tidy home with his partner and their as of yet un-named spider monkey of a kitty cat in Vancouver, BC. At night, Trevor likes to surround himself with plants and obsess over the seemingly simple lives of cats and robots.