MidJourney Attracts More Comic Creators, and Things Get Weird
Yesterday on Bleeding Cool, we took a look at what AI art program and drawing algorithm MidJourney threw when asked to draw comic book creators. Sometimes they are perfectly accurate. Sometimes they are weird. Sometimes you can see what they were aiming for and what went wrong. and sometimes they open up worlds of possibilities. It’s especially interesting with some creators when the program tries to incorporate aspects of their artwork or the comic book characters they’re associated with.
I mean, yes it’s Brian Michael Bendis but there are elements of The Kingpin too, right?
Jack Kirby is simply magnificent. especially when he is part of Galactus.
John Ridley is very serious.
Steve Ditko looks like what was going on inside Steve Ditko.
Milo Manara… I mean it’s verified, isn’t it?
Raina Telgemeir is as cheerful as her books. But no glasses?
Dav Pilkey is finally closing in on Midjourney, but you can see where that came from.
Skottie Young is way off in every way imaginable. But I love this.
Ryan Stegman should be very flattered by this one.
And Frank Frazetta is Frank Frazetta by Frank Frazetta.
Your Nehisi Coates is legendary. and on an image, a real place.
Mark Brooks has the image of Mamma Mia Pierce Brosnan common to the program.
Dave McKean integrated his illustrations well for his Midjourney look.
But Jamie Hewlett has it even better.
George Perez includes his decades in the mix.
Reggie Hudlin scans a mixture of attitudes and associations.
Kelly Sue DeConnick is weird — especially without glasses.
But, yes, Al Ewing is weirder.
Is it Tom King or is it General Zod?
John Romita Jr looks good on Midjourney, but also incorporates aspects of his father.
And I had another try with Frank Miller. And yes of course I will do more Midjourney. It becomes a fascination. You can find the first part here… requests for more? Put a few select picks in the comments and I’ll move on later. The Bleeding Cool Midjourney beacon will keep you posted.