Yeah, I’ve loved superheroes for a while now…

Chris as Superman

The Artist - age 10

3 Comments

  • By cajones, September 25, 2011 @ 10:46 am

    A) Rockin’ the spitcurl.

    B) Dig that wood paneling.

    C) Also did the blue carpet. Because blue and brown go together. Ah, the 70s…

  • By Doug, September 25, 2011 @ 12:34 pm

    As I’ve said to you in person, I think of Superman as a comic-book character first. So when you draw Superman for publication, you haven’t created “a drawing of Superman.” You have created “Superman.” You have made Superman just as Boring, Swan, and Shuster have made Superman. For that moment when someone is reading that comic, that is not a picture of Superman, that IS Superman. Literally IS SUPERMAN.

    TL; DR: Your job is cool.

  • By cajones, September 25, 2011 @ 12:45 pm

    It’s easy to get caught up in the business realities of the comics industry – and to have the specifics of the creative process demystify the comics you’re creating. But then you get reminded that the comics you’re creating are every bit as “real” and potentially impactful for a new generation as the stuff you read as a kid. I love seeing kids at conventions. If they see someone in a Superman costume they aren’t thinking about the quality of the costume, the fan who made it and wore it, or what they think of the current run on the comic… it’s Superman. It’s magic.

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