2012 – DAY 11
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.
Jerry Jerkpuncher is a a normal everyday kid until he is teased and humiliated by bullies once to often. After taking a particularly embarrassing beating, he wishes that there was some way he could stand up for himself. he knows his parents would be upset if he fought back and he made a silent plea for someone to help him. magically, enchanted metal gloves appear on his hands and begin whispering words of encouragement and support to him. he grows confident and brave. he ties a mask around his face to hide his true identity and patrols playgrounds and schools defending children from bullies, creeps, and jerks of all kinds.
Category: 2012, Superhero
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