Michael Panteli

Panteli started his art career as a cartoonist with former UK cult comics Zit and Smut.

He is a long-time collaborator with the legendary underground cartoonist, Robert Crumb, and they have been creating joint works of art via the postal system since 2003.

His influences are golden-age (“pre-code”) comic covers from the 1930s-50s, wartime propaganda posters, art deco advertising, the underground comix scene of the late 60s/early 70s and vintage product packaging and billboards.

His works generally start in acrylic, ink and pencil, with a simple message accompanying a striking image (much like wartime propaganda posters of years gone by.) Many of his works subvert well-known and iconic posters from yesteryear, while others deal with issues that many find uncomfortable to talk about.

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