2012 – DAY 21
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.
The Junior Partner prefers Batman to Superman in almost all ways, but he loves the villain, Metallo. He loves armor and robots of all kinds, but Metallo is very fascinating to him mainly, I think, due to the whole concept that the villain is powered by the hero’s ultimate weakness. Plus, the whole skin coming off and revealing a robot underneath .. he’s going to freak out when he gets to see Terminator 2.
So Mechaninferno is a guy who controls fire via mechanical/cyborg/robot arms. That’s pretty much all of the backstory that I could wrangle out of him. The new Ninja Turtles cartoon was on.
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