Day 3 | Firebat

| November 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

2012 – DAY 03

All characters are created by my 5 year-old son, The Junior Partner.  He has either drawn these characters on his own and I have recreated them here, or he has sat at my elbow dictating design and conceptual ideas like a creative, but frenetic, taskmaster.


After an afternoon drawing various styles of Batarangs and then helping me make them with duct tape and cardboard, the Junior Partner wanted a “really big Batarang” to wear on his back like a jet pack.  This then lead us down the avenue of making a Batman Armor, a favorite theme when sitting in his bad at night drawing by the glow of his night light when he should have been asleep.

I took one his own drawings and made my own version, he colored it in and then suggested some changes (“Bigger arm guns”) and viola, Firebat.

The backstory changes a bit depending on the retelling but essentially, Firebat was given this armor from a very familiar bat-themed billionaire vigilante to “fly around and make sure bad stuff doesn’t happen.”  When he launches himself into the sky, his metallic yellow wings ignite, leaving a glowing flame insignia in the sky as he makes his rounds.  His giant forearm blaster arrays shoot fire in various forms and flavors as well as heat based force bolts to knock down criminals and doors without burning them.


Category: 2012, 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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