08 – Captain Arrow by Beausephus+Son

| November 8, 2011 | 1 Comment

CHARACTER NAME:  Captain Arrow


CONCEPT:  He shoots arrows at bad guys.



So when the mood strikes my son (and that is quite often) and he wants to make up “superguys”, “superdudes”, “supermans”… I pull out a bunch of templates I made for him and he picks out everything from the style of boots to the color scheme of the various costume options presented before him.  I then draw quick sketch, and he edits, adds, etc…  I then draw up the character and he hangs them in his room…if they meet his ultimate judgement.  Then I make him come up with a story for each character.

CAPTAIN ARROW is the leader of a superhero team called The Amazing Justice Squad of Superheroes.  “He shoots bad guys with arrows that he makes in his secret treehouse”.  He has a partner who doesn’t have a name, but is “like Robin, but not a leader like Robin”.

CAPTAIN ARROW shows my son’s absolute and fervent devotion to any character who shoots arrows.  He loves Hawkeye and Green Arrow, and even admits to liking Artemis from the Young Justice cartoon, but as he is quick to point out, “Robin is still better”.

I added some tweaks to this published version.  The scale armor up the left arm is new, but everything else is directly  from my son’s imagination.



Category: 2011, Superhero

About the Author ()

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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  1. Hahaha, I love his “Concept.”

    The purple and orange go great together.

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