Andy Hope 1930 (born Andreas Hofer in 1963, Munich, Germany) is a German contemporary artist working in a range of media, well known for his juxtaposition of art historical references and imagery from pop culture, or comic and science fiction illustration. He finds inspiration in the works of past artists, Marcel Duchamp, Paul Klee, and Kasimir Malevich, among others. The artist frequently looks to found media for inspiration, whether it… Read more
About the artwork
Aquaman's wedding to Mera featured in the December 1964 DC Comics issue is perhaps one of the most memorable weddings in comic book history. Bedeviled by citizenry disputes that would prevent Mera from ascending to the Atlantean throne, the odds seem stacked against the "good guys" — only perseverance and true love are able to overcome the horrors of political red tape. By lending the work journalist Edward Murrow's famed 40s radio closing line as a title, Hope replaces "happily ever after" with a politically loaded period piece injecting the event into historical accuracy merging fact, fiction, and hopeful optimism.