2 Pinoy artists win Marvel’s ‘Morbius’ global fan art contest

Pinoy artists Marvel's 'Morbius'
The winning poster artworks by Filipino creators Adriann Delmo (left) and Jireh Villafuerte “Kyouzins” (right) in the Talenthouse global competition. Photos from Talenthouse.

Filipino artists Adriann Delmo and Jireh Villafuerte (a.k.a. Kyouzins) have won the Talenthouse global fan art competition for their digital artworks inspired by Marvel’s upcoming film, Morbius.

Delmo and Villafuerte were among the five winners picked by Oscar winner Jared Leto himself, who plays the enigmatic Marvel legend Michael Morbius in the new film.

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The Filipino creators’ winning poster artworks were inspired by the movie’s official trailer and captured the essence of the Marvel antihero.

“Congratulations to the #Morbius fan art winners of the Talenthouse global competition, including 2 from the Philippines! These 5 artists captured the essence of our Marvel legend,” Columbia Pictures Philippines announced in a Facebook post on February 19, 2022.

The winners of the international fan art contest will each receive $2,000. Their artworks will also be potentially featured on social media and physical posters, or used as digital art to promote the film.

“Morbius” stars Leto in the title role of the Marvel Comics character, Michael Morbius, who attempts a desperate gamble in order to cure himself of a rare blood disease.

The film is expected to be released in Philippine theaters on March 30, 2022.

Davao art student Jeuz Sumangil was earlier picked by Tom Hardy as one of the 5 winners in the Talenthouse poster competition for the movie, Venom.

Filipino visual artist Bricx Martillo “ShrimpPaste” Dumas won first place in the global DigitalArt4Climate competition at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland.

SEND CONGRATULATIONS in the comments below to Filipino artists Adriann Delmo and Jireh Villafuerte, also known as “Kyouzins”, for winning the Talenthouse global fan art competition for their digital artworks inspired by Marvel’s upcoming film, Morbius.

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