Francesco Francavilla Posts Wilde Thing Fanart
In a Tweet sent on Thursday, January 6th, 2021, Francesco Francavilla posted a piece of fanart that mashed up the Fantastic Four’s Ben Grimm, otherwise known as the Thing, and Victorian poet and playwright Oscar Wilde! Talk about a Wilde Thing!
HEY OSCAR WILDE…
IT'S CLOBBERIN' TIME! pic.twitter.com/6MGYJZd3cv
— Francesco Francavilla (@f_francavilla) January 6, 2022
Now, we’re not sure just why Francavilla chose to mash-up these two familiar faces, but it’s a very amusing combination.
“Hey Oscar Wilde,” reads the inscription on the illustrated frame. “It’s Clobberin’ Time.”
Francavilla, an accomplished artist who has worked on books like Afterlife with Archie (which sees Riverdale being inundated by the undead after Jughead enslists Sabrina Spellman in a misguided attempt to resurrect the late Hot Dog), is no stranger to drawing the Marvel superheroes!
In fact, the most devoted of Marvel Blog True Believers will immediate recall that Francavilla is one of the artists who worked on the 2012 run of Hawkeye, contributing interior art and covers for Hawkeye (2012) #10 and Hawkeye (2012) #12.
Francavilla’s art is known for its use of heavy shadow, and he often utilizes a color palette that is saturated with oranges and yellows… and the Wilde Thing fan art is no exception!
Meanwhile, Wilde was the author of the play The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People and the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray. He was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1854 and died in Paris, France in 1882.
And of course, if you’re looking for more of the Thing, Marvel Blog recommends the currently ongoing Thing title from Marvel Comics!
What do you think of Francavilla’s Wilde Thing fan art? Which 19th century author do you hope the accomplished artist mashes up with a Marvelous super hero next? We want to hear from you, Marvel Blog True Believers! Share your thoughts with us in the comment section.