Could Madonna’s Next Era Showcase Her As A Comic Book Cover Heroine?

Madonna has reimagined herself as everything from a cowgirl to an earth mother to dancehall queen, but a burgeoning artist has taken to Instagram and reimagined the Material Girl as a persona that she has not taken on yet; a comic book heroine. 

Liam Alexander is a London based artist, and has taken fourteen of her full studio albums (not counting soundtracks and compilations) and is creating stunning comic book covers with the Queen of Pop front and center on each and every one, super heroine style. 

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Madonna – The First Album Comic Cover Project • • This is the first piece in my Madonna collection. I’ll be doing 14 comic covers to portray each of her albums (excluding compilations, soundtracks and live releases). • • I fell in love with Madonna during the Ray of Light era, delved into her back catalogue and have loved her ever since so this collection was always going to happen. Apologies for the dirty watermark I’ve had to start putting on – I’ve had people try to take the low res images to sell their prints with so I don’t really have a choice. • • There wasn’t a whole lot to go on from this era – the videos are iconic but there isn’t much imagery to pull from compared to what came after. I picked up on the graffiti from the Borderline MV and went completely over the top with the idea. There’s a reference to all 8 songs on the album either from videos, single covers, lyrics or just the song titles. Drop me a msg if you’re having trouble finding them. • • As usual, prints are available to purchase through the link in my bio. • • #madonna #holiday #borderline #luckystar #queenofpop #comic #comics #comicart #fanart #art #illustration #illustrator #digitalart #photoshop #creative #artistsoninstagram #artist #artwork #gayartist #instaart #comicbookart #fanboy #artofinstagram #artistic #artoftheday #eighties

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Each of the covers features nods to each song on a particular album’s tracklist, and they run the gamut. The White Heat movie poster from the True Blue album, a saloon called The Anchor on the Music album (referencing lyrics to the song “Runaway Lover”), and Madonna’s Erotica-era moniker Dita featured prominently as a business name. 

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Madonna – Erotica Comic Cover Project • • 90s Madonna is my favourite Madonna. The progression of Erotica, Bedtime Stories and Ray of Light is perfection. I find it difficult to listen to any of these songs out of the context of the album. It’s one of those records that should be listened to in full to get the best out of it. In my opinion those are the best kinds of albums. I think this was the second Madonna album I owned after I was initiated via Ray of Light back in 98. • • I always knew I wanted to do this one in black and white. That’s the kind of mood I get from it – city life, night life, jazz clubs, smoke, wet pavements. Again, there is a reference for every song on the album. • • Prints available through the link in my bio. • • #madonna #erotica #rain #badgirl #newyork #fever #madamex #queenofpop #comic #comics #comicart #fanart #art #illustration #illustrator #digitalart #photoshop #instagay #artistsoninstagram #artist #gayboy #artwork #gayartist #instaart #comicbookart #artofinstagram #artistic #artoftheday #madonnaart #queen

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“I’m currently working through a roster of my favorite artists, reimagining their work in this style,” Liam told Gay Times. “It’s my way of paying tribute to each era and I get to combine my love of music and comics. Madonna was high on my list because she’s always been a huge inspiration”.

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Madonna – Music Comic Cover Project • • By the time this album was released I’d become a big Madonna fan. I had it on a loop for months and it still feels fresh after almost 20 years. It has some of my favourite Madonna songs (Impressive Instant, Paradise, Gone, Don’t Tell Me) and one of my least favourites (NP). I think this one would round out my Top 5 Madonna albums. Sometimes it seems to get overlooked in her discography but I love it. • • Again, there’s a reference for every song and prints are available (link is in the bio). • • #madonna #music #donttellme #americanpie #madamex #queenofpop #comic #comics #comicart #fanart #art #illustration #illustrator #digitalart #photoshop #instagay #artistsoninstagram #artist #gayboy #artwork #gayartist #instaart #comicbookart #artofinstagram #artistic #artoftheday #madonnaart #queen

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