X-Mans, An Art Show Based on Pages From a Dollar Store ‘X-Men’ Coloring Book at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, CA

Belted Hunk with Garbage by Tony Christopherson
Belted Hunk with Garbage by Tony Christopherson

X-Mans was an art show at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, California featuring original artwork that is based pages from a cheesy X-Men coloring book that artist Brandon Bird found in a dollar store 10 years ago. The show is currently over, but prints of the original artwork are still available to purchase online from Brandon’s store.

Each piece in X-Mans is inspired by a page in an X-Men coloring book. The original illustrations, credited to the enigmatic Ronald & Donald Williams, have fascinated me ever since I found the book in a Watsonville dollar store ten years ago. In the spirit of coloring books, I have asked my artist friends and colleagues to present their interpretations of this very unique work.

Autumn Summers by Brandon Bird
Autumn Summers by Brandon Bird

The Immovable Object by Jeff Ramirez
The Immovable Object by Jeff Ramirez

Magic Man, Magic Land by John Larriva
Magic Man, Magic Land by John Larriva

Greys Anatomy by Amy Dixon
Grey’s Anatomy by Amy Dixon

Just Enjoying My Coffee by Nick James
Just Enjoying My Coffee by Nick James

images via Brandon Bird

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