ARTIST PROFILE | MIKE DEL MUNDO
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If you haven’t been formally introduced, this is the work of Mike Del Mundo. I feel like you should be prepped with the words “Behold”…
Mike is one of those artists/designer with an abundance of talent. One of those individuals whose work causes your jaw to collect dust off the floor. Nothing has come easy to the 32 year old George Brown College graduate. During his days working for Toronto based retail design company, Zebra Studios, Mike would make the 20 minute commute from the suburbs. Everyday for a year Mike took out his pencil and paper and began to capture the personalities on the subway that eventually evolved into a an 84 page book of illustrations entitled Daily Commute. From this study and experimentation came a growth in understanding of anatomy, structure and viewing the subject form different angles. Many components that have lead to his success as a comic book cover artist.
Deadly Del Mundo, as he has become known around the industry (and you will quickly see why), hails from the Philippines but resides in Toronto via Markham. He is currently a member of the Marvel team where his talents have consistently graced the covers of the New York based comic book companies publications capturing the likes of Spider Man, Captain America, Iron Man, Spider Girl and X-Men.
Most recently the Marvel Comics cover artists teamed up with Ghostface Killah on his limited-edition skate brand GFK. This 7 Ply Hard Canadian Maple limited edition deck is currently available for pre-orders which will run from May 29th – June 5th EST. I highly doubt you would skate this board but it sure would look good safely displayed on the mantel. The deck is available here and will ship June 15th.
Definitley check out Mike’s work and the crew over at justalilhype! who put together a great interview with the artist.