Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Are you a fan of Electron Boy?

Not yet? Well, you should be...join his Facebook Fan Page!!/group.php?gid=113174135389294

Here's an awesome story, a Make-A-Wish dream come true. A kid, Erik Martin, aka Electron Boy, wants to be a real superhero for the day...and boy, does Seattle make it happen! Please take the time to read about this incredible story:

A mutual friend of mine, and of the family, contacted me to create a mock comic book cover for him, to keep the dream going, and here's what I came up with-

Swell of trumpets and drums....ELECTRON BOY! I love this story, and was honored to be asked to contribute, and so proud of my former home for going all out to make this little guy's dream come true.

And since this is a 'making of'' site, here we go with some works in progress;

When I got asked to do this, there wasn't a lot of great full shot pictures, and the pictures taken from over the course of the day, had him in different iterations of the costume, hence the helmet, and now backpack. Later, as more shots were posted to the net, I finally saw a pic of him in his official uniform, so I made the changes, took off the hat, and added the straps.

This is were it all started...the quick sketch to find the pose, make some room for the Space Needle, and try to keep some room for the logo. And that's that.

Go get 'im, Electron Boy!

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