Street artist and graphic designer L’Amour Supreme’s unique reimagining of pop culture icons ranging from Andy Warhol to Spider-man has been displayed in Tokyo, Stockholm and Berlin, as well as cities across the U.S. He’s been described, among other things, as “part of a unique vanguard of creatives whose impact has transcended time.”
“I first encountered him back in the early 1990s, when he was airbrushing tee-shirts in a mall,” says Steve Stern, co-creator of the indie comic-book ‘Zen Intergalactic Ninja’, which was spun off into video games, action figures and other items. “I was absolutely floored by the power of his art,” he says.
Stern eventually convinced the artist to work with him on a Zen story about an irradiated terrorist who becomes a supervillain known as Rawhead. “The 71-page tale spanned three issues of the comic, all of which sold completely out.”
Zen’s now-publisher, venerable indie house 1First Comics, will launch a Kickstarter campaign later this year for ‘L’Amour Supreme’s Zen’, the first-ever collected volume of the Rawhead Saga, as it’s since become known. “We couldn’t be more excited about this book, which features a brand-new cover by the artist,” said publisher Ken F. Levin, who also happens to be an executive producer of Amazon Prime’s hit, ‘The Boys’.
Stern added, “The Rawhead Saga is also distinguished as being the only complete comic-book story ever illustrated by L’Amour Supreme. This is a comic art event 27 years in the making that will appeal to serious collectors, as well as anyone interested in the sequential storytelling medium.”
Fans can get an inside track on the upcoming crowdfunding campaign by visiting www.LAmourSupremeszen.com.