2011 Challenger: Beausephus

| October 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

After watching from the sidelines I decided to throw myself into the game.  I’ve recently been playing with the iPad and the ease of transferring my doodles to the web, so emboldened by my upgrade in technology and my lack of reliance on scanners, etc…, I’m throwing down my supposed art into this challenge.

I’m not looking to redefine anything with my mediocre talent, but I’m just challenging myself to put forth a bunch of the millions of ideas that I’ve been littering my notebooks with since I was wee.

So, here’s my parameters for all of my entries-

1.  It has to be a character I’ve created (drawn, written about) before, anywhere from 1980-2010.  be forewarned – I was a teenager in the early 1990s, so many of characters reflect that most unfortunate era of costume design…sorry.


2.  It has to be a character that me and my four-year-old son have collaborated on.  He’s really my driving focus and a crazy creator in hs own right with an exploding imagination full of superheroes, pirates, and “‘injas” (as he calls them).

I’m not sure what the endgame is or what really will emerge after 30 days, but I’m just glad I finally got it together and after 25 years, I am finally sharing my work with people beyond my immediate circle.


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Teacher, Playwright, Performer & Superhero Enthusiast. My first crayon drawings were of Superman and Captain America. I always wanted to draw comics but never followed that passion beyond some self-published zines and forays into early internet comics. I've worked in various aspects of graphic design and fooled around with a spray can at various stages of my life, keeping my pen busy and full of various inspirations for the doodles in the margins of my notebooks. Inheriting an iPad changed my productivity with the ability to draw, edit, color and post onto the internet via one device in the limited time I have to mess around with my doodles and drawings. My 5-year-old son is my biggest fan and the main reason for my artistic renaissance. He's the reason I'm drawing more often and the person I draw the most for. For the 30 CHARACTERS challenge this year, he is my co-conspirator and collaborator. His excitement and innocent love of superheroes and drawing has kept my inner cynic/critic at bay and we are having a blast this year making up a whole new universe of heroes, robots and monsters for the internet. -updated Oct. 2012

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