Your 80s alt-rock heroes become comic book villians

For the anarchic artist Butcher Billy (opens in new tab), pop culture mash-ups appear to be his subject matter of choice. Having already created pop art prints (opens in new tab) that blended Charles Bukowski quotes with the distinctive stylings of Roy Lichtenstein, the Brazilian illustrator is back at it again with these post-punk inspired posters.

Considering Butcher Billy's wild streak, pairing post-punk legendaries with comic book baddies seems like a logical leap. The set of 12 characters sees the likes of Blondie and Robert Smith merge with fictional favourites such as Harley Quinn and The Joker.

The notorious bunch are grouped together in what Butcher Billy calls the Supervillain Squad Series. Flick through the full set below, and if you like what you see you can pick up clothing, phone cases, bags and more decked out with the dastardly musicians on Butcher Billy's Redbubble page (opens in new tab).

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Dom Carter is a freelance writer who specialises in art and design. Formerly a staff writer for Creative Bloq, his work has also appeared on Creative Boom and in the pages of ImagineFX, Computer Arts, 3D World, and .net. He has been a D&AD New Blood judge, and has a particular interest in picture books.