16 – Stingut of the Ninja Bros. by Beausephus+Son

| November 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

CHARACTER NAME:  Stingut of the Ninja Brothers


CONCEPT:  “Stingut is a little kid who is captured and has to be a ninja and then his brothers come and rescue him and they are all ninjas together.  He uses ropes and lassos and has a little sword.”


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.


THE NINJA BROTHERS is a story that my son started to tell me one night before bedtime.  Perhaps in an attempt to put off the impending lights-out, the story of three long-lost brothers became almost epic in its proportions spreading out over a few evenings and interweaving all of his interests  – superheroes, spies, ninjas, and magic.

STINGUT is a boy who was kidnapped by an evil ninja master at a very young age.  The ninja master trains Stingut in various marial arts and escape tricks.  One day two ninjas infiltrate the ninja master’s fortress and take Stingut away.  The two ninjas, BIRQ and KOKU, are actually Stingut’s brothers who have been training for years as ninjas so they could finally be able to rescue their long-lost little brother.

Together, the Ninja Brothers, start waging a guerilla style war against the evil ninja master who also controls the country they live in.

STINGUT, although young, is exceptionally skilled “at leaping around and disappearing like Batman and Robin.”  He also carries a special arsenal created for him by the evil ninja master.  His tolls include lock picks, and “little darts and sharp sticks to throw at bad guys because he is little so he has to use little stuff.”  STINGUT can also do “really cool rope tricks and magic tricks with rope so he can get out of traps or tie up evil ninjas.”  Alo, STINGUT carries a small magic short sword that each of his brothers have an identical copy of.

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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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