We’re excited to unveil the artworks for our next Drop! Comic legends collide in a very special debut of comic art legend Mark McKenna in collaboration with José Delbo. Delbo’s bold foray into crypto art has inspired many to follow in his footsteps, and this Drop signifies this as he guides a fellow legend into this exciting movement as well as his very own daughter. Delbo teams up with his daughter Silvana Delbo as part of a special father/daughter collaboration decades in the making!

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Mark McKenna

Mark McKenna is a globally acclaimed American comic artist who has been creating comic art for over three decades. McKenna is a 2012 Inkwell Hall of Fame resident who has been credited on over 1000 comic book related titles. 

Having worked extensively for both Marvel and DC comics, McKenna’s artwork can be found within the pages of some of the worlds most influential comic books, such as X-Men, Spider Man, Batman, The Justice League, Dead Pool and Star Wars. You can also find his work in Legendary Pictures’ Pacific Rim movie prequel and Dark Horse Comic’s Star Wars-The Old Republic: The Lost Suns. His artwork from an online web comic, Star Wars: Blood of the Empire, was transformed into an 84 page paperback and served as inspiration for The Old Republic video game. 

One thousand comic books and twelve hundred pages later, McKenna is propelling his classic comic art style into the future by publishing his first ever artworks on the blockchain. For his debut, McKenna will reveal three of his own works, plus a special collaboration with fellow comic legend José Delbo. 

Science Fiction Fantasy in a Galaxy Far Away

McKenna’s debut series features a number of beloved (or feared) extraterrestrials from a galaxy far far away. 2020 has been a challenging year here on Earth, and our intergalactic friends have unfortunately not been spared from this year’s chaos. This series places timeless characters in the midst of an unforgettable time in history. 

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José Delbo – A Guide into the Future

José Delbo is an Argentinian born comic artist who has illustrated a number of Silver and Bronze Age comic classics. He’s the artist behind the pen of some of your favorite superheroes and comic classics — Wonder Woman, Batman, Transformers, The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine comic book, Billy The Kid… just to name a few. 

Delbo’s work is timeless, an immersing himself in the latest art movement taking place on the Blockchain has made it even more so. Digitally enhancing his classic illustration approach, by way of the blockchain, has resulted in timeless creations that fit today’s digital consumption demand without sacrificing the integrity of Delbo’s beloved style. Since his crypto art debut in July of 2020, Delbo has dominated the scene with a number of record breaking sales and speedy sell-outs. 

For this drop, Delbo guides two fellow artists into the rare digital art movement through two exciting collaborations: One with fellow comic art sensation Mark McKenna, and an extra special collaboration with his daughter, and digital artist, Silvana Delbo

José Delbo x Mark McKenna — Into The Future

A symbolic collaboration, Into The Future speaks to the catalyzation of the comic art industry as it pushes further into the future of art creation and consumption. José Delbo has acted as a crypto art pioneer within the comic art community, paving the way for his generation of classic comic creators, such as McKenna, to join the blossoming rare digital art movement. This iconic artwork will feature a combination of Delbo and McKenna’s most popular characters, being led by the one who started it all: Death. 

José x Silvana Delbo — Together We March

Silvana Delbo is a multi-medium artist who has been creating art for as long as she can remember. She has worked professionally in the art industry for over twenty years as a graphic artist, fine artist and art representative. 

Her father, José Delbo, undoubtedly acted as an artistic influence throughout her life, who acted alongside her mother in helping her to refine and master various artistic techniques and mediums from a young age. Delbo went on to expand her artistic horizons in her later years through a formal studies in fine art, art history and psychology. Despite her parents influence, Silvana Delbo’s personal style takes on a much more abstract, playful approach than her father’s realistic depictions. 

Delbo’s style is bright, vivid and undeniably unique. Representational images carry strong symbolism and tell rich stories through bright color, intricate patterns and free flowing forms. This drop will be Silvana Delbo’s crypto art debut, in which she will release her first individual creations as well alongside a collaboration with her father. 

A Delbo Father-Daughter Collaboration

In this special creation, José Delbo teams up with his daughter, Silvana Delbo, to pay homage to some of comic history’s greatest heroines. This artwork blends both artists distinct styles — José Delbo’s vivid expressionism and astute attention to detail and Silvana Delbo’s bold colors and whimsical visual story telling style. The result is a powerful, inspirational and stunning creation. 

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