Home

Cross-Cultural Cartoons

image by Veronica V. Jones

Mirana Reveier

A tattooed vampire lazily sips blood from a cup. A pale, slender armored woman. A long-haired man hanging on to a large sea creature for dear life.

Should any doubts remain regarding the mutual benefit of cultural cross-pollination, they have been put to rest by the savory jambalaya of anime and high fantasy that is the work of  Mirana Reveier. With a combination of original creations and fan favorites, her carefree characters exhibit the traits of each tradition in a seemingly infinite variety of combinations.

The relaxed, lanky denizens of Ms. Reveier’s design may seem to be citizens of many artistic nations, but they all benefit from her particular stylistic vision, while ably honoring the traditions of cartoon and painterly portraits.  Her odes to Avatar: the Last Airbender, Cowboy Bebop and Final Fantasy are unique, but the works that feature creatures from her own imagination are perhaps her most compelling.

Each piece in the puzzle that is Mirana’s gallery is unmistakably hers, and undeniably enjoyable.

Written by in February of 2009. Last edited March 2017.

Related Features

Michelle D. Hoefener

A blond woman wearing white and gold armor. A black-haired man in red biomechanical armor holds a smoldering gauntlet. A green and yellow mermaid sits on a rock, holding a purple butterfly.

Aoineko’s Fragile Machine

A pale woman sits with a futuristic city behind her. Large while praying masks adorn the top of a tall skyscraper. A deconstructed form of a woman looms over a small girl.

Ashleigh “py” Hetrick

Two youngsters leap from a tall building. A young woman leaps menacingly in a home-made bat costume. A light-green woman with dark hair, glowing vacant eyes, and missing pieces. Aang from the Last Airbender and his flying lemur bat Momo.

Vampires Done Right in 30 Days of Night

Josh Hartnett in 30 Days of Night. Melissa George in 30 Days of Night. Danny Huston in 30 Days of Night. Megan Franich in 30 Days of Night.

Anna Christenson

An intense woman in a short blue robe wields a large hooked flail. A woman in formal clothes waves an arm, trailing glowing blue webbing. Wonder Woman stands with sword and shield, large red cape billowing behind her. Buffy Summers lops off a vampires head with a large axe. A woman with long white hair casts a glowing spell. An tattooed archer relaxes with her enormous bow and small shield.

Comments

Be the first to comment!