Santi Casas Illustrates Western Comics with Eastern Aesthetics

By: Jason Soy - Published: Jan 30, 2012 • References: santi-ikari.deviantart & epicwomen.tumblr
Art transcends cultural and physical borders, and that’s aptly proven in these Santi Casas illustrations of female superheroes. In this series, Casas, a comic book artist from Spain, has rendered American characters like Supergirl, Zatanna, Wonder Woman, Batgirl and Power Girl in a Japanese anime style. This fusion of western storytelling and eastern art aesthetics is called 'Ame-Comi,' and is proof that globalization is indeed blending cultures and making the world a smaller place.

Though Santi Casas, who also illustrates under the pseudonym SANTI-IKARI, has drawn an array of pictures in an anime-esque style, he’s also adept at painting pictures with a more traditional western look. It’s impressive to see an artist soaking in the cultures of countries outside his own and putting his own spin on things that inspire him. Stats for Anime-Style Superheroes Trending: Older & Popular
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