Godzilla versus King Kong? No, no gentle readers! This – a battle between Marks and Spencer’s Colin the Caterpillar and Aldi‘s Cuthbert the Caterpillar – is what everyone has been waiting for!
Yes, responding to a request from fan Danny Page, the Bristol-based artist working as “Jim’ll Paint It” rose to a challenge to paint the two high street insect-inspired adversaries, kaiju style, bringing their current trademark legal battle to life in style.
As you can imagine, despite bigger stories this week (something to do with football, apparently), Jim’s kaiju conflict has quickly gone viral after he posted it to his social media, including his Facebook page and on Twitter.
Jim describes himself as “a human male from Bristol, England”.
He is best known for his popular ongoing social media project Jim’ll Paint It where, using an archaic version of Windows Paint, he takes requests from his followers and turns them into bizarre and often intricately detailed paintings.
His work has previously been retweeted by many of his subjects including Sir Alan Sugar and Phillip Schofield. He has produced artwork for clients as diverse as National Geographic and Transform-A-Snack and featured in The Guardian, The Independent and Vice.
Among his other creations is a series of labels for That Boutiquey Rum Company, an experimental image generator for BBC Three and two animated shorts for video game parody channel Mashed.
When he is not painting he enjoys watching obscure horror films and playing old video games.
Thanks to Iskander Islam for spotting this!