A Brief Look: The Golden Illustrations of George Caltsoudas

 

The illustrations of George Caltsoudas shimmer like classic Little Golden Books — his lines are gentle and playful, crisp. In each composition, the colors pop and flow, giving life to the page.

There’s immediate recognizability to his work. His version of Steven Universe is very much in line with creator Rebecca Sugar’s vision, but his is still his, Caltsoudas’s special shine and glow are ever-present. When he takes on L. Frank Baum’s novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the memory of the 1939 film disappears and the characters are new once again. Caltsoudas plays with existing properties, those well known nostalgic entities from comics to cartoons, and brightens the corners, shines the heart, making each young again.

 

'Yellow Brick Road' by George Caltsoudas

‘Yellow Brick Road’ by George Caltsoudas

 

'70s Wonder Woman' by George Caltsoudas

’70s Wonder Woman’ by George Caltsoudas

 

'Adventure Time' by George Caltsoudas

‘Adventure Time’ by George Caltsoudas

 

'Back to the Future' by George Caltsoudas

‘Back to the Future’ by George Caltsoudas

 

'October' by George Caltsoudas

‘October’ by George Caltsoudas

 

'Mickey Mouse Music Box' by George Caltsoudas

‘Mickey Mouse Music Box’ by George Caltsoudas

 

Issue 55 cover for the Rick and Morty comic from ONI Press by George Caltsoudas

Issue 55 cover for the Rick and Morty comic from ONI Press by George Caltsoudas

 

Cover art for issue 3 of Steven Universe from Boom! Studios by George Caltsoudas

Cover art for issue 3 of Steven Universe from Boom! Studios by George Caltsoudas

 

Cover art for issue 2 of Steven Universe from Boom! Studios by George Caltsoudas

Cover art for issue 2 of Steven Universe from Boom! Studios by George Caltsoudas

 

Cover for Rise of the Teenage Ninja Turtles: Sound Off! #2 by George Caltsoudas

Cover for Rise of the Teenage Ninja Turtles: Sound Off! #2 by George Caltsoudas

 

IDW Publishing - Commissioned art for a Star Wars license acquisition pitch by George Caltsoudas

IDW Publishing – Commissioned art for a Star Wars license acquisition pitch by George Caltsoudas

 

 

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