David Talaski-Brown is a Portland, Oregon-based artist, husband and chihuahua dad. He's been drawing, sculpting, and clicking his way around MS Paint for as long as he can remember. Eventually, David ended up in the animation program at the now deceased Art Institute of Portland, mostly focusing on 2D animation. He didn't end up in animation but instead landed in a studio making art for video games.

Talaski-Brown is also working on his personal projects, one of which is a quirky illustration series where he turns male superheroes into classic pinup models.

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Aquaman

Aquaman

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Nash Nopper
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5 months ago

well, hello mister sexytimes!

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To those who know him, this shouldn't have come as a surprise. "Comics and superhero movies were both activities my husband and I did together when we first started dating, so they've become a significant part of our relationship. Even when they aren't good, they're an event that we always look forward to," David told Bored Panda.

The artist started developing the series about 2 years ago, when he started dipping his toes in local conventions and online sales for his personal work. "I was going to table at my first convention and I felt like I had nothing to sell that people would want to buy," David recalled. "I had an idea of illustrating popular male superheroes in the pinup classic style akin to Elvgren and Vargas."

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Thor

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BlackestDawn
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5 months ago

Love the slippers

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"What I love about vintage pinup, and what I think makes it appealing is that it walks the line between erotica and comedy. It's sexy enough to make you blush and ridiculous enough to not take it seriously. Basically, erotica you can hang on your walls and still have mom over."

David said he also saw it as a good opportunity to make art for nerds who are attracted to men. "There are a lot of us. There's always a plethora of art depicting scantily clad women at every other convention booth, so why not give some of the MCU's hottest hunks the same treatment? It only seems fair, right?"

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Iron Man

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JuJu
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5 months ago

Tony would so do that

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So, he began the series depicting some of the most popular guys from the MCU like Thor, Captain American, Dr.Strange, etc. "After that, I started making ones I would get frequent requests for like Loki and Bucky," David said. "I most recently stepped out of the MCU and took on Momoa's Aquaman because how couldn't I? I mean, look at him. I'm not sure which one I'll do next. I have ideas for a few from both Marvel and DC. Maybe some from other media as well."

Talaski-Brown's take on the genre really does honor its early creators. With origins in the 1890s, the erotic but always safe for work pin-up girls took off in the mid-20th century, when American men were hanging up their calendars on their walls.

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Captain America

Captain America

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Nymphadora Tonks
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5 months ago

My new lockscreen picture!

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Bucky Barnes

Bucky Barnes

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JuJu
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5 months ago

oooooooooohh

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Loki

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Janine B.
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5 months ago (edited)

That's actually a little disturbing.

glowworm2
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5 months ago

This is totally something I can picture him doing though.

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Violet
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5 months ago

What have you done to Tom's handsome face?

Missy Barton
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5 months ago

This is the most Loki thing I've ever seen

Isle_of_stressed_pilots
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5 months ago

I would imagine Loki the god doing this rather than Loki in the movies lol

blugeagua
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5 months ago

Loki is canonical bisexual and gender non-binary so this actually fits.

Soodney
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5 months ago

Man, them legs tho

Juliana Lyle-Heilers
Community Member
5 months ago

So on point lol doesn't even seem like a pin up and more just like Loki on Wednesday Night

boredkoala
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4 months ago (edited)

Haha exactly!

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Starry Wizdom
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5 months ago

Where can I get a subscription to Gossip Gods?

Dutch VanZandt
Community Member
4 months ago

Loki bringing sexy back...

Elena Ripley
Community Member
5 months ago

Maybe this didn’t capture Loki’s handsomeness, but the overall idea is something I can totally see him doing.

Nayeli Ortiz
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5 months ago

This seems like something Loki would actually do

Ruth Beaty
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5 months ago

This is totally how Loki would be, lol.

Phinneaus Ueberall
Community Member
4 months ago

Who is he calling?

Tahani
Community Member
5 months ago

Looks like Jim Carrey......

Robin Sears
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5 months ago

For some reason I feel like he would have slippers with heels.

Debrina Blackmoon
Community Member
5 months ago

a ROTARY PHONE?! lol

TS Rhodes
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4 months ago

Perfect for Loki - he is a naughty girl!

Aurora Graham-Hayes
Community Member
4 months ago

that is so like my friend loki

Laura Kuhn
Community Member
4 months ago

I think it's cute

Dorothy Parker
Community Member
4 months ago

Too Jim Carrey.

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
4 months ago

Partyline.

Alius Umbra
Community Member
4 months ago

Give him ankle-wings and this is basically Namor *on a normal day* 😂

Aslı İdil
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4 months ago

loki my luv uwu

Mariloli Robles Lara
Community Member
4 months ago

Very disturbing

Mary Nelson
Community Member
5 months ago

i have seen a picture of Tom Hiddleston on a balcony in a sheet (guessing balcony since it was sunlit) and it was very revealing, so i can see this one

fro_st puppy
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5 months ago

eh?

Emma Pham
Community Member
5 months ago

appropriate name for an asgardian tabloid

Karla Jaldin Otero
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5 months ago

jaja the best

Chris DiFonso
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5 months ago

Tom Hiddleston would appreciate this!

🛸 🌠⭐Lucita 🌌🌙 👽
Community Member
5 months ago

Loki is Iconic lol

Linda HS
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5 months ago

I can see that...😂

MoonShadow
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4 months ago

he looks like a wanna be girl haha

Darius Koehnke
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3 months ago

That's a shitty thing to say

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Tiffany Marie
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5 months ago

Some of these feel a little too gay for my tastes.

Darius Koehnke
Community Member
3 months ago

I'm very sorry the artist didn't cater to you

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Doctor Strange

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Podunkus
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5 months ago

Don’t get your knickers in a twist. Or slip through a portal before that happened and then everything is OK.

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Black Panther

Black Panther

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MsM
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5 months ago

Is that an eggplant in your.... Oh never mind

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Star Lord

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DKS 001
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5 months ago

it really shows you how pathetic they make women look in art and advertisement

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Green Lantern

Green Lantern

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Linda HS
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5 months ago

See-through panties...spat my coffee...again...😝

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