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fifty superheroes: number thirteen

Erik Walks-on-Air is, of course, a flying hero.  In fact, he’s what I think of as a pure flying hero– he doesn’t use technology or magic, and he doesn’t have “flight” as just one item on a list of mighty … Continue reading

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fifty superheroes: number twelve

The twelfth* of the fifty superheroes is the mighty Man-O-Taur.  And I have mixed feelings about him.  Not about the drawing, which I quite like (doing the whole thing with the scritchy-scratchy pen is always a fun technique) nor about … Continue reading

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mary marvel meets a little monster

The proof of the lineart for a pinup of Iowa as a child wearing a Mary Marvel costume, with the camera newly renamed the Little Monster.  All of my cameras have names, mostly because camera companies refuse to name them, … Continue reading

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found art hero

Met a superhero at Menards on Memorial Day. Code Name: Super Spark Fountain. I suppose “Emits Showers of Sparks” counts as a superpower. Plus he can fly, if the documentation of a fireworks package can be trusted.

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fifty superheroes: numbers 10 and 11

Heroes ten and eleven are the first superteam in the Fifty Superheroes Universe.  (Which is apparently a thing.) The Venn Siblings are pretty clearly in the “Wonder Twin” class: a pair of sibs whose individual powers combine to create effects … Continue reading

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fifty superheroes: number 9

The fifty sketchbook superheroes return with a traditional flying heroine, the awesome Flying Wing.  Her costume is a classic Golden Age “girl’s” costume, with a modest chainmail bodice, little skirt, leotard under costume and oversized gauntlets and boots.  As a … Continue reading

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hulk make moon

Happy Hulk meet big goal photography: moon caught branches backyard tree. (Photography and poetry combine: Hulk and I have photographed the moon!  The “Loony 11” method was used, more or less.)

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fifty superheroes: number 8

Every group (collection, legion, league, pack) of superheroes has a flying hero called “The Angel”.  Its sort of a requirement.  This guy is probably using the name ironically– his feathered, taloned , birdlike body hardly resembles the pretty-pretty take on … Continue reading

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fifty superheroes: number 7

Are we breaking the rules already?  Because I’m pretty sure High Pockets here is not so much a superhero … Maybe it’s his passing resemblance to that great cartoon bad guy, Sideshow Bob, but I have a feeling HP doesn’t always … Continue reading

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fifty superheroes: number six

(For returning readers: last year, I challenged myself to draw 50 original superheroes in my drawing of the day sketchbook.  This year, I am sharing them with you.) Superhero number 6 is The Foxtown Mystery.  Named after a local folk … Continue reading

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