Around this time of year, we like to find just the right artist for our October feature. Chris Raimo was just the one to deliver a fun and spooky Halloween-themed image. Chris has contributed to PixArt before in a few of our annual call-to-artists. Most recently he was a stand-out in our Monsters Mash-Up celebration, combing the world of Monsters University with the characters from UP. Chris is no stranger to things that go bump in the night. One look at his websites and you’ll see just how much this talented guy digs Halloween. His portfolio is populated with all sorts of pop culture creatures – including some fun Pixar pieces. And if you’re a fan of Disney’s Haunted Mansion, you will definitely have to check out his Facebook fan page The Art of The Haunted Mansion. Our thanks to Chris for contributing this fantastic mash-up of some of Pixar’s most famous characters with the classic Monsters of cinema. Read on for more about Chris in his own words!
We’re just a few weeks away from the debut of Pixar’s first prequel – Monsters University opens June 21 in theaters everywhere. To celebrate, we asked you to submit your best Monsters Mash-Up. Take any of the characters from the ‘Monsters’ universe and smash ’em up with just about anything else. The results have been unsurprisingly entertaining! In this first batch alone, we see monsters invading the worlds of Star Wars, The Incredibles and The Lord of The Rings.
Combine comics, monsters, and pop culture and you arrive at the fantastic art of Chris Raimo. This talented east coast based illustrator has a distinct style and a wicked sense of humor. I was immediately drawn to Chris’ ability to adapt existing properties to his whimsical drawing style. Check out his website for really fun takes on everything from Mickey Mouse to wrestling zombies! While you’re there, check out his other Pixar-themed illustrations and mash-ups. Chris is currently a designer at NECA/Wizkids and also does freelance and commission. Read on for more about Chris in his own words!