17 – Birq of the Ninja Bros. by Beausephus+Son

| November 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

CHARACTER NAME:  Birq, of the Ninja Brothers


CONCEPT:  ”Birq is a ninja who uses guns and lasers because sometimes a sword isn’t going to work, so he has to use a blaster to blast the bad guys.  He also has a magic little sword like all of his brothers in the Ninja Bros.”


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.

BIRQ is the middle brother of the three siblings who make up the NINJA BROTHERS.  Like his elder brother, KOKU, BiRQ trained in the martial arts for years in the hope of getting to be strong enough to take on the evil ninja master that kidnapped their youngest brother, STINGUT, as a baby.

When the brothers are ready, BIRQ and KOKU infiltrate the evil ninja master’s fortress, rescue their youngest sibling, and dedicate their lives to battling the evil ninja master.

BIRQ, for all intents and purposes, is the tech guy in the trio.  While he trained in martial arts and ninja magic, he prefers technology that he can rott around in , rewire, and rebuild.  he makes high-tech devices to use in tandem with his brothers’ more mystic tricks and tactics.  Like all of his brothers, BIRQ is  master at hand to hand combat, and “super old, magic ninja tricks.”  He carries a small magic sword that is identical to weapons his brothers carry.


Thanks for checking out our stuff, my son is very excited to share his ideas with everyone here.




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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