For those that don’t know what Articulated Comic Book Art is (ACBA for short), it’s basically a blending of comic book art and photos taken of action figures as a way to blend several forms of media into one.
I’ve now created a Flickr group for anyone to join to showcase your ACBA skills. My plan is to post an “ACBA of the Day” of sorts every day here on the site to help bring more attention to the art and the artists.
Click here to join the group and start adding your photos. I look forward to seeing everybody’s work and look forward to showcasing it here on Mint Condition Customs.
For a full detailed description of what Articulated Comic Book Art is, I’ve included one below. Read it after the jump!
Articulated Comic Book Art (abbreviated A.C.B.A) is a visual art form first recognized June 15th 2009 by a passionate group of action figure collectors and is best exemplified by the efforts of this community who display their work on YouTube, as well as in their homes and at their local hobby shops.
The term ‘Articulated Comic Book Art’ was coined by Kendel Gray aka Boognice10 and has come to represent a growing venture of display art in local venues such as comic book stores, hobby shops, toy/comic book conventions and other related outlets.
At its most basic level, Articulated Comic Book Art is akin to the miniature dioramas found in many museums, and as the name implies, the subject matter is influenced by comic book/superhero themes that pay homage to the Marvel, DC, and independent Comic Book universes. A.C.B.A makes use of highly articulated action figures in primarily in the 1/12th (6″) or 1/18th (3 3/4″) scale, incorporating elaborate background sets, dynamic/dramatic lighting, scaled props, inserted paper dialogue balloons and comic book style sound effects with the end result emulating scenes lifted right from the source material. Due to the nature of this medium, the individual artist is not chained to any of these concepts and liberties are often taken.
This is a place open to all Articulated artists who want to share their craft with other members in the community. Please feel free to post pictures, videos, and ideas. Some of the criteria needed to produce excellent A.C.B.A pieces inculde fluidity in posing, well placed stands and bases, the use of effects such as weapon and energy blast, props, backdrops, the insertion of comic book cut outs, imagination and creativity.