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fifty superheroes: number eighteen

Great power comes in small packages– watch out for Micro-Kaiju!  He’s a giant monster in a compact form factor: if you trip over him, you may never get up. His design is a tribute to that classic low budget movie … Continue reading

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fifty superheroes: number seventeen

The Queen of the Night is a classic “night flyer”– a flying hero who can see in the dark, takes a bat or a night bird as a costume influence, and is just generally nocturnal.  What I like best about … Continue reading

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hulk poem onion

(The Incredible Hulk is in my kitchen, making caramelized onions and writing poetry.) Hulk magic skillet:  Onions disappear, make brown taste delicious. Hulk learn new word today: umami.

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fifty superheroes: fifteen and sixteen

The most obvious of sketchbook superhero duos: Pen and Brush.  They are meta almost by definition.  Maybe they are artists, calligraphers, or even cartoonists themselves.  Or maybe they are self aware drawings? Maybe my sketchbooks themselves are their “city”, the … Continue reading

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fifty superheroes: number 14

Number fourteen of the fifty sketchbook superheroes is The Swordswoman.  It’s a simple name, but she’s a pretty direct young woman.  She has a powerful sword and she knows how to use it, and the old fashioned word “swordswoman” sounds … Continue reading

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movie time at the cinemark: spider-man: homecoming

It is, as they say, an ill wind that blows no one any good.  A broken tooth and an emergency dental appointment can lead to a free afternoon and an unexpected trip to the old Cinemark.  There were an alarming … Continue reading

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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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