A Calgary makeup artist and comic book fan is gaining notoriety for her ability to turn mere mortals into superheroes.

Lianne Moseley, 25, is self-trained and makes her living making-up brides and models but in her free time, she creates comic book and graphic novel characters from scratch.

“My mom sold catalogue cosmetics and right from the start, I just got right into it,” said Moseley. “In high school instead of studying I spent a lot of time practicing and doing friend’s makeup.”

She has been painting faces for two years but the comic style makeup is a recent addition to her skill set.

“When I first did Archer, I posted it on my Facebook page and my friends liked it but I didn't have a big following but my brother really liked it and he posted it on reddit,” she said. “Just last night Ashton Kutcher shared an article on my work on his Facebook page.”

She had her first job here at the beginning of February and shot with Where Magazine in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Comic Expo.

“I happened to have a pair of awesome green monster contacts so I thought, let's do she hulk!”

The comic creations take a couple hours to complete the face and upper torso.

The 10th Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo runs from April 16 to 19 and Moseley expects the event and Halloween will be her busiest time of year.

For more information and to see more of her creations, click HERE.

(With files from Lea Williams-Doherty)