Tag Archives: superheroes

dogs in spacesuits in science fiction

This is the cover illustration for the first edition of Fredric Brown’s story collection Space on My Hands, published in 1951.  It’s an excellent drawing of a classic Postwar Nuclear Family with Two Baby Boomer Kids, with added great costumes … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 152: my sidekick

“My sidekick is unsubtle and wears an oddly colorful uniform.” You should talk, dude.  You are a sphinx.  That will stand out in a crowd in most neighborhoods. One of the conventions of the superhero genre is that if a … Continue reading

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japanese woodcut demon

Yesterday, a superhero and his underwear-clad shoulder devil.  Today, a Japanese demon who looks like a superhero.  Unlike so many of the demons and ghosts in the Halloween themed wood block print exhibit in the Japanese galleries, I find him … Continue reading

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tumblr sunday–a short step to steampunk

Awesome Steampunk Iron Man image by Jason Kang! But really, isn’t Tony Stark really pretty darn steampunk already? It’s a short step, but one we’re glad that Mr Kang chose to take. I couldn’t find any commentary from the artist … Continue reading

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at the movies: big hero 6

Had a great time today at my free private showing of the new (and rather brilliant) animated superhero flick Big Hero 6.  Private, because there didn’t happen to be anyone else who wanted to see a kids’ movie at quarter … Continue reading

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super flemish!

Now that I have your attention, have you ever wondered how famous characters from popular culture would look if they had “lived”  in the 16th Century and posed for their portraits in Flemish costume?  It’s sort of an odd question, … Continue reading

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tumblr sunday: our neighbor to the north

Bonjour, Canada!/ Hi, Canada!   It would take a stronger blogger than I am to resist this oddly wonderful combination map and word search puzzle from Marvel Fun and Games #12 (1980).  Good luck to those who want to print … Continue reading

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midnight in the moonlight: part five

The Sauk Trail State and Friends from Town Unofficial Combined Halloween Party ranged up and down the Stroll far into the night, far enough that the early edition of the paper was making its way from hand to hand before … Continue reading

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at the movies: x-men: days of future past

(Yes, yes, so many colons.  It is not my fault that people who make movies insist on putting colons on the title.) I actually saw this flick a week or so ago, when I was in the middle of posting … Continue reading

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accidental hero

Oops.  I seem to have drawn Captain America.  Wasn’t on purpose, though.  This drawing started out as one of the little figure sketches (Little Figure #whatever: Hipster Boy) but as I was finishing the pencils I was as surprised as … Continue reading

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