gamer culture

On The Cover Of This Saturday Evening Post: Jill Valentine, Captain America, And Optimus Prime

by Harry Mackin on Aug 04, 2014 at 12:32 PM

Toronto-based freelance illustrator/ designer Marco D’Alfonso channels Norman Rockwell with these awesome depictions of Resident Evil’s Jill Valentine, Captain America, and Optimus Prime, done up in the style of three iconic Norman Rockwell illustrations.

The Jill Valentine illustration below is based on Rockwell’s “Liberty Girl,” which originally appeared on the September 4, 1943 edition of the Saturday Evening Post. Jill’s off to fight her own great war, only she’ll be fighting zombies and giant mutants that can only says “Stars…”

 D’Alfonso’s Resident Evil-inspired take on Rockwell’s illustration will be a part of the 8_bit & Beyond 2 Art Show starting on August 8th at Brooklyn’s Bottleneck Gallery. 

In addition to Jill, D’Alfonso did two more tributes to Rockwell, including this Captain America cover inspired by “The Doughboy and his admirers,” in which Cap seeming to be trick-or-treating with a group of kids (brought to you by Uncle Sam’s Super Soldier Serum, of course).

The last send-up D’Alfonso created is inspired by Rockwell’s “The Tattooist,” only this time instead of a man getting his arm inked up, Optimus Prime is getting a new decal.

For more Norman Rockwell-inspired video game artwork, check out Game Informer’s Bioshock Infinite covers, along with this video interview concerning the making-of with Irrational employees.

If you want to see D’Alfonso’s work compared to the originals, check out the side-by-side comparisons in the gallery below. If you liked these, chances are you’d like the rest of Marco D’Alfonso’s impressive work, so be sure to check out his website for more.

[Source: marcodalfonso via Polygon]