Day 22 | Space Pirate

| November 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

2012 – DAY 22

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 looking at old, retro Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers images The Junior Partner became enamored with the whole 1950s fishbowl space helmet.  We were drawing pirates and then space aliens which melded together and then he wanted a really hardcore space faring pirate.  He wanted the old school fishbowl helmet, and I tweaked it… he was skeptical but then loved the overall “tech” look of the various components and the flaming laser sword instead of a “light saber” style energy weapon.


Category: 2012, Scifi, 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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