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!
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.