We finally managed to get in touch with one of the artists behind the neighborhood’s hottest new mural. Ronnie gives us some background:
The space upstairs used to be my old office/art studio and we had the original mural on he side but it was defaced a few years back and we just never got around to fixing it. We had the min hero concept for quite some time but never had the appropriate wall for it and we finally had the time, materials and wall so we hooked up 19th. I also grew up on 19th and my father who was quite fond of comics had got me interested at a young age and so we thought how cool it would be if there could be a mural that would not only brighten up the neighborhood but also give children something to aspire to become. In this day and age in a neighborhood like that kids need something to keep them looking up and moving forward in a positive manner. The best part of painting the wall was the kids walking by and getting so excited and pointing out to there parents all the heroes and talking photos with them. We honestly do feel like we gave something to the community with this one.
Huzzah! Sounds good to me. And looks good:
Photos by Steven Weinberg (who did most of the legwork for this post). Lots more after the jump. Thanks, Steven!