2012 – DAY 14
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.
Inspired by the modern incarnation of the Blue Beetle, Spider-Kid finds an ancient medallion that creates an organic, chitin like exoskeleton that grants him strength, agility, “all-around sight”, and the ability to shoot sticky liquid that can either be adhesive, or burn like acid. Unlike similar spider themed heroes, Spider-Kid does not swing from a web-line (which was surprising to me). The armor also give him claws which he uses to climb walls and rip open “bad guy armor.” I liked the concept of “All around sight” which was described as sort of trance that allows Spider-Kid, when he focuses to get a general idea of the location of objects and people all around him… a combination of Spider-Sense and Radar-Sense.
When asked why the armor isn’t all over his body the reply was, “I dunno…it just looks cooler like this.”
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