We enjoy superhero comics and everything superhero-related. However, sometimes we feel that the characters featured in them don’t reflect the modern times. This is where artists like Gabriel Picolo step in.
Picolo gained prominence on social media for reimagining DC’s Teen Titans as modern-day superheroes. In his captivating illustrations, these superheroes look, act, and feel like they belong to the world we live in. They share their lives on social media, they enjoy binge-watching TV shows, and are in love with cats.
“More than drawing, I love telling stories through drawings, that’s why I decided I wanted to make comics. Even when I draw a single illustration, the narrative is my favorite element,” explained Picolo in a recent chat with Bored Panda.
Picolo’s recognizable works have not only captured the attention of social media users but also companies that hired him for various projects. DC Comics especially took note of his work based on their characters and recruited him to contribute to new Teen Titans editions.
So far, Picolo contributed artwork to three DC’s graphic novels: Teen Titans: Beast Boy, Teen Titans: Raven, and Teen Titans: Beast Boy Loves Raven. He also created the cover for Teen Titans: Raven.
Check out more of his intriguing works below.