10 – Hook by Beausephus+Son

| November 10, 2011 | 0 Comments



CONCEPT: “He throws hooks at bad guys and hangs them up so the police guys can put them in jail.  He also has goggles that let him see far and into space.”


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.


My son loves my carabiners, and is really interested in the climbing gear he sees the teachers at our school use and loves the climbing gear section at REI.  He also loves the very concept of grappling hooks.  When he wanted to use hooks in a character design, I misinterpreted and started small…a hook handed pirate character in goggles.  My son was not amused.  He wanted bigger and better hooks, and ropes, and a bear skin cape.  Where he got that last idea, I have no idea.  So HOOK was eventually a character who is tricked out with hooks and ropes of various styles and sizes…  And he uses them as stated above, to hang bad guys up from light posts like Spider-Man and Batman.  That’s pretty much it.


I like this character mainly for the ridiculous amount of hooks and rope, but really the bear skin cape puts HOOK over.  Full disclosure – I did not re-draw this character and I am posting an older sketch.  Time is tight this week.  I will draw a revamped version this weekend and add it below this post.

Thanks for checking my stuff out.


Category: 2011, Superhero

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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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