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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Noez 🇸🇪
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11 months ago

Oh wow, thank you for this! 😍😍😍

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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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11 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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11 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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11 months ago

My new lockscreen picture!

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Bucky Barnes

Bucky Barnes

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JuJu
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11 months ago

oooooooooohh

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Loki

Loki

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Janine B.
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11 months ago (edited)

That's actually a little disturbing.

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Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange

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Podunkus
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11 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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11 months ago

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

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Star Lord

Star Lord

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Noez 🇸🇪
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11 months ago

Groot!

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Green Lantern

Green Lantern

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Linda HS
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11 months ago

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

SF Angel
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11 months ago

mine was red wine. Damnit

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Josie Beaudoin
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11 months ago

Loki, be still my throbbing loins!

Jennie Avens
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11 months ago

where is Deadpool

Juliana Lyle-Heilers
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11 months ago

I think I actually saw him in last years Pride Parade

Kismutt
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11 months ago

That’s all? We need more!!

Starry Wizdom
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11 months ago

Sounds like there will be more. After all, Mr. Talaski-Brown has YEARS worth to catch up on!

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Samuel Johnston
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11 months ago

not gay, i promise

Eric Wallen
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11 months ago

WOW I LOVE THIS!!

Elaine Mattingly
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10 months ago

No panty lines.

Orenda Anyone
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11 months ago

The colors are wonderful here.

Luisa Vasconcelos
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11 months ago

He looks gay. It's him the gay character.? I hope so. 😍

RitaGG
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11 months ago

You cheeky devil!

Light Furry
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11 months ago

very inapporiate

Dutch VanZandt
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11 months ago

Hello, saucy...

Caroline Driver
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11 months ago

Guy Gardner GL, don't see him so often

Branislav Hanakovic
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11 months ago

Not bad

Marie Rivard
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11 months ago (edited)

Henry Simmons or Idris Elba for reboot is my vote.

Robert Bailey
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11 months ago

But, they're yellow. That's his weakness.

Caroline Driver
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11 months ago

Well, maybe a dayglo green, that would be ok, wouldn't it?

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Cornelius Belmont
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11 months ago

In brightest dark or darkest night, this image will never escape my sight.

Elias Muir
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11 months ago

Of course they picked Guy Gardner . Neither Hal nor John would pose.

Caroline Driver
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11 months ago

Don't see Guy Gardner as GL so much, so, kudos

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Starry Wizdom
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11 months ago

He's posing like Rosie the Riveter AND showing off his rosy cheeks!

Trixel Euqsevel
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11 months ago

can we see magneato

Aurora Graham-Hayes
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10 months ago

pull up them up

izzy bradford
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10 months ago

ew

John Doe
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11 months ago

why do they all look a little effeminate. Wonder Women in a bustier and garters, now we are talking.

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