12 – Night Ninja by Beausephus+Son

| November 12, 2011 | 0 Comments






CONCEPT:  “He’s a ninja who uses swords.  He’s the best sword guy in the world.  Sometimes he uses a laser sword, but he likes his magic swords better.”






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.



NIGHT NINJA is another member of my kid’s superhero team- The Amazing Justice Squad of Superheroes.   Like all little boys, my son loves to play “sword-fighting” with me.  Somewhere in between watching the Last Airbender cartoon and re-runs of Silverhawks, he discovered ninjas…or as he calls them, “‘injas”.

I think in his mind a ninja is like a spy who uses swords and somehow has magic.  So essentially that’s what NIGHT NINJA is, a spy with swords.  Later designs of “spy” type characters have similar color schemes and costume patterns.  There’s another character coming later called “CUTTER” who is on the super-team with NIGHT NINJA.  As my kid puts it, “They get into sword fights, but when bad guys come in the house, they fight the bad guys and call them names.”  It’s like a toddler version of Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes.


Thanks for checking out my stuff.  I just showed my kid that his characters are on the computer and he was really excited.



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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