23 – The Jack O’Lantern Kid by Beausephus + Son

| November 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

CHARACTER NAME:  Jack O’Lantern Kid

DATE OF CREATION: Oct. 30, 2011

CONCEPT:  “A guy who is magic and appears like Batman out of smoke to scare bad guys who take kids’ candy.”


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 pumpkin carving for Halloween…or more precisely, he likes drawing faces that I in turn draw and he vote on which one goes on which of our multiple pumpkins.  This year he asked if someone could wear a Jack O’Lantern on their head like a mask.  I asked if that would be his costume this year and he then proceeded to invent The Jack O’Lantern Kid.

The Jack O’Lantern Kid is a “magic guy” who comes to life every halloween formed from the light and smoke of all the Jack O’Lanterns that people put out.  He is a “good guy who looks scary because e has to scare bad guys, but he always helps little kids.”  The Jack O’Lantern Kid is a benevolent ghost who takes this annual form to walk amongst the living making sure children are protected and safe from any malicious behavior during their trick or treating rounds.  “He has fire in his head and can shoot it out of his mouth like a dragon and can make smoke do stuff.”


Thank for checking out our stuff.

Beausephus + Son

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

Leave a Reply