PowerUpCollage

Art from Upcycled Comics

Orlando, Florida | 77 Sales

PowerUpCollage

Art from Upcycled Comics

Orlando, Florida 77 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Amy Watkins

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Amy Watkins

Announcement    I love my comics too much to keep them in dusty long boxes in the closet. After I've read the stories and pored over the pictures, I want to enjoy my comics again, as a medium for new art. I sell original, handmade pieces--no prints here--constructed out of the amazing art of old comic books.

You can follow PowerUpCollage by liking the Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/powerupcollage. Thanks for geeking out with me!

Announcement

I love my comics too much to keep them in dusty long boxes in the closet. After I've read the stories and pored over the pictures, I want to enjoy my comics again, as a medium for new art. I sell original, handmade pieces--no prints here--constructed out of the amazing art of old comic books.

You can follow PowerUpCollage by liking the Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/powerupcollage. Thanks for geeking out with me!

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Onomatopoeia or What Inspiration Sounds Like

Call me a nerd, a geek, whatever you like, I accept it. Being a geek is about getting excited, and I get excited about the things I love. I geek out. I go on. One of the things I love is comics. I especially love the combination of visual art and story, image and words. I love this because I'm a visual artist and a writer, or maybe I'm a visual artist and writer because I love this so much.

When I finish reading and pouring over the pictures in my favorite comics, I use the pages to make collages, usually of iconic comic book sound effects--all those BAM, POW, BIFF noises non-geeks like to tease us about. I know this sounds like sacrilege to some collectors, but one of the things I love in art is finding new uses for old things, and I've never been one to horde my treasures. My action figures are all out of their boxes, scuffed up, and possibly blown up, and my comics are all for reading and sharing, not for collecting dust in long boxes.

My sound effect collages have received some kind attention from blogs like Laughing Squid and The Mary Sue. Thanks for that! My favorite part of making this art, though, is reliving my favorite comic book stories. Custom orders are the best because I get a chance to talk to other fans about what they love about comics. That love is contagious and exciting and the best reason I can think of to be a geek.

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  • Amy Watkins

    Owner, Maker

    Amy's origin story involves a radioactive armadillo and years of training with a reclusive hermit. These days, she uses her artistic powers to battle villains like Boredom and Insincerity in Orlando, FL.

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Last updated on April 14, 2013
Welcome to PowerUp Collage. I love my comics too much to let them languish in long boxes. After I've read the stories and pored over the pictures, I want to enjoy them again, this time as materials for new art. Relive your favorite comics with art made from upcycled comic books!

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I do not accept returns or refunds. I represent my products accurately and insure every package I ship against loss or damage in shipping.
Payment
Please pay for your purchases immediately. We accept all major credit cards, Etsy gift cards, and PayPal.
Shipping
Regular orders will be shipped within 3 business days via standard post. Your piece will be carefully packaged and insured against damage. Custom orders are generally ready to ship within two weeks.