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"Stupid Sexy Venom" by Killveous
 

It's been over two weeks since Venom hit theatres and Sony's "Anti-Hero Adventure" is still raking in the cash. It just surged past $460 million worldwide, despite being critically panned. What's even more surprising than Venom's success at the box office is how deeply it's resonated with fans. Artist from all over the world have been filling the net with their takes on Eddie Brock and his parasitic pal. The result is more than one take on every Venom you can think of. There's goofy Venom, spooky venom, dog venom and more than a few 'Erotic Venoms'. So how is it that a film with a 30% rotten tomato rating can inspire so many creators? To figure this out, I sat down with a few fan artists to talk all things Symbiote.



KILLVEOUS:

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  1. KILLVEOUS

    Hi I am Katie, also known as KILLVEOUS. I am a 25 year old artist and adult toy maker in the UK. I have always been deeply interested in fantasy characters and worlds, comics, movies, games... Mainly from the Marvel Universe; Ultron and of course Venom being my biggest squeezes.
  2. MATEO

    Ah, so you have a history with Venom?
  3. KILLVEOUS

    We go back a long way. Original cartoons and comics from when I was much younger as well as drawing work of him here and there for the past few years. He's always been a big, toothy goof to me.
  4. MATEO

    How'd you feel when you heard he was getting a movie of his very own?
  5. KILLVEOUS

    Elated but nervous. Films don't often do characters I enjoy much justice. An example being Age of Ultron. While Ultron's performance and casting perfect, the movie itself was certainly not my favourite. And we don't expect our Ultron to return to the screen any time soon. Venom I was worried was going to be a dark, edgy film that only focused on Venom as a villain with sharp teeth and a distinct dislike for spiders... And the trailers were giving off that vibe as well. But happily, the movie (in no small part thanks to Tom Hardy) depicts Venom far more true to his character, without the overdone origin which I fully support. Venom's a big strong independent monster who don't need no Spider-Man.

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  1. MATEO

    It seems like every artist give him Venom their own spin. Can you tell me a bit about YOUR Venom?
  2. KILLVEOUS

    My way of drawing Venom is fluid and ever changing. True to the character he comes in many shapes and sizes. Big thicc vore daddy, Snerky shoulder snake and of course, Fartlet; a fat potato of a gremlin that steals all your chocolates. Despite looking varied, his personality stays the same. He is funny, stubborn and a real tease, but has this big soft lovable heart, which you see here and there in the movie. He cares for Eddie deeply, citing him as the sole reason for halting a world ending situation. And when it comes down to it; Venom is a very Good Goo Boy.
  3. MATEO

    Did seeing the Venom movie change the way you see Venom? Is there a big difference between how you used to draw ol' needle mouth and how you draw him now?
  4. KILLVEOUS

    I'm certainly enjoying not having to draw that big white spider. I'm  really fond of quite a few of Venoms looks; Lethal Protector (1993) and the Disney Infinity toy and game line being some of my favorites. Both are dorky, amusing and very neat stylistically. However, the new movie has such a wonderful set of features that just make him stand out as unbearably attractive. The tiny vein details over his skin spanning an expanse of black, almost obsidian like musculature. His big, powerful clawed hands and sweeping shoulder and neck muscles. That tongue... My most favored aspect of his 2018 appearance though has to be the stunning opal colour in his eyes. They gleam with so many subtle tones, it's easy to just get lost in them.




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  1. MATEO

    Stupid Sexy Venom. Was the thrill of seeing that Venom in the flesh what inspired your more...'fleshy' fanart?
  2. KILLVEOUS

    Oh, for sure. Though, I have been making artwork and illustrations of him in that genre for some time already. One of the main reasons I wanted to do adult toy work with Venom was thanks to my best friend Megan. Me and her crush big time on characters, especially ones from when we were younger, feistier girls...Who wants a boring Barbie doll when you can have a muscle smothered Venom action figure, with "ALIEN SQUIRTING ACTION"? I have done a lot of designs and colours for adult toys inspired by our favourite characters in the past, and it seemed like a perfect time to make something truly unique and fitting for those out there who feel similarly smitten by Venom as we do.

You can see more of Killveous's art, as well as her NSFW creations on Twitter and Tumblr



Minty

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  1. MINTY
    I'm a digital artist from the Pacific Northwest, I've been making art pretty much my entire life. I'm very passionate about visual storytelling, so a lot of my work is inspired by film-- especially superhero movies! Other than drawing, I also spend my time on writing, crafting, and toy collecting.
  2. MATEO
    What is it about Superhero movies that gets your creative engine running?
  3. MINTY
    Part of it is the visual appeal! I love drawing the colorful costumes and fantastic abilities, there's such a variety of creative opportunities to explore. But beyond that, I'm also very drawn to the characters. My inspiration comes from stories I connect to emotionally-- whether it's through humor or drama or whatever else. I love how many different ways there are to explore the superhero genre! Whether you like dark, gritty stories, or lighthearted goofy adventures, I think there's a little bit of something for everyone.
  4. MATEO
    And what element in Venom did you connect with?
  5. MINTY
    I'll be honest, I went into the movie with low expectations, but I was surprised at how much I ended up enjoying it. The dynamic between Eddie and Venom was actually a lot of fun, Tom Hardy brought a lot of energy and comedy to the role. Their interactions, and especially the humor involved, were really what made the movie entertaining for me.

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  1. MATEO

    I've heard similar feelings from others I've talked to. It almost feels like there's two movie. The Venom the critics saw and then the Venom everyone else experienced. Did you like Venom more than other cape flicks?
  2. MINTY

    It's definitely not a perfect movie, but I enjoyed it just as much as most of the other superhero movies I've watched.The disconnect between critics and general audiences...I think it's mainly because they're viewing the movie from completely different perspectives. Critics face the challenge of evaluating a film not just on its entertainment value, but also examining the technical skill, the quality of the writing, etc. It's a tough job! From that point of view, I can understand more why critics might seem to be more harsh than the general public.
  3. MATEO

    Let's talk about your art! What does your creative process usually look like? Do you approach fan pieces differently?
  4. MINTY

    It takes a bit of brainstorming to come up with ideas for specific pieces, but a lot of the time I find a new vision just by experimenting along the way. When it comes to fanart, it's usually something that reflects how the source material makes me feel. I always try to think "How can I take this further, what can I add to this to make it my own?"  I love the challenge of trying to capture those emotions and convey them artistically. Plus, with the fan pieces, I usually have the extra challenge of making a character look recognizable in my own style. I end up studying faces to capture likeness quite a bit, which has been great for my artistic growth as I practice it more. Usually it takes a few sessions to tackle a more elaborate piece, but some days when I'm feeling extra driven, I might finish it in one sitting.

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  1. MATEO

    What were you going for in your venom art?
  2. MINTY

    I would say mainly comedy, I have a lot of fun playing around with different ideas for their interactions. Sometimes I like exploring darker themes too, but overall my work tends to be more lighthearted, so I think that shows through with the Venom art too.

You can see more of Minty's work on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr





SKY

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  1. SKY

    Sure. My name's Sky, They/Them, I'm a 26 yo queer nonbinary artist/cosplayer. I'm into a variety of things - anime, western animation, comics, comic movies just to name a few. I've been doodling/drawing for about 12ish years now and have been posting art for maybe 4ish years
  2. MATEO

    Are you very active in fandom?
  3. SKY

    I wouldn't say I'm SUPER active in fandom, but I'll interact/post/meme/theorize pretty regularly when something catches my interest. I do have a full time job so being particularly active can be hard, but it is fun to participate.


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  1. MATEO

    Everywhere I look, Venom seems to have lit a creative spark in people. What sort of reactions have you seen to Venom?
  2. SKY

    I've noticed that myself! Personally I saw the movie as a RomCom hiding behind a comic book movie, which seems to be a pretty common view. Most reactions I've seen have latched onto Eddie's and the symbiote's relationship in droves - partly because it can be viewed as romantic, partly because the on screen chemistry is so fun to watch. And because people latched onto that relationship, it sparked lots of art - silly, serious, romantic, memey. It's fun to draw characters interacting.
  3. MATEO

    Especially when one of those characters is a 7 foot tall shark mouthed tar monster.
  4. SKY

    Yeah haha. That also becomes a tiny goopy extra shark-toothed head attached to an eternally exhausted reporter.
  5. MATEO

    Is there something about Movie Eddie that you think speaks to people?
  6. SKY

    Definitely. It's his eternal exhaustion mixed with his, pardon my french, dumbassery. A lot of memes and posts I've seen all talk about how relatable Eddie is - from the "Okay I'm feeling feverish and hungry time to down frozen tater tots" to the "Can a parasite make you climb a tree like. Really really fast?" He felt extremely real and human - pretty much the whole movie I'd turn to my buddies "Wow I'd do that" or "I know like 5 people who'd do that."

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  1. MATEO

    Is that something you try to show in your Venom art?
  2. SKY

    Not really - I mostly love just joking about the domestic side of their relationship honestly. Whether it's the Futurama Friends joke or the Lilo and Stitch joke. I just try to draw the thoughts that come to my head about the movie and their relationship.

 

You can see more of Sky's work on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr