Posts Tagged ‘Superman’

Wherein I use the blog to answer a question.

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

To answer Brian’s question about our latest comic, yes, that is a piece of framed Superman artwork in the background of the second panel.

It’s not just any piece of Superman art though, it’s this piece of Superman art..

Superman Riding Devil Dinosaur! by Evan "Doc" Shaner

My buddy Evan "Doc" Shaner did this incredible watercolor piece of my favorite subject as a surprise gift for me.
explodingmoose.blogspot.com/2009/03/dinosaur-tamer.html
As you can imagine, this made for a very memorably exciting trip to the mailbox.

The good “Doc” is basically one of the nicest guys it is possible to know as far as I’m concerned, and you’d be doing yourself a favor if you checked out his blog for more of his great art, including his incredible Flash Fridays!

xo
chrishaley

I am terribly vexed.

Friday, July 31st, 2009

Dang ol' Superman
I’m really disappointed in everyone who is complaining about the Superman story in Wednesday Comics.

Let me rephrase that.

I am disappointed in everyone who is complaining that Superman is not punching anyone in this Superman story in Wednesday Comics.
If you just want mindless fighting I’ve got numerous longboxes FULL of lousy old Image comics and 90s dreck you can have for free.

I’m not saying it is thrilling to watch Superman eat a corndog, but Superman didn’t punch anyone in “Superman : The Movie”.
Did it hurt that movie at all? I would say that it did not.
He didn’t even put the suit on until like 45 minutes into that movie, and even then it was just for a second, and then it was another 20 minutes or so before he actually did anything as Superman.

More importantly, I feel like complaining that Superman isn’t fighting or punching enough in a story really does a disservice to the character, because it’s pretty much saying Superman (as a character) is only good for punching things.
Superman is not Mike Tyson.

For my money, the most powerful and memorable moments in All Star Superman didn’t have anything to do with how hard he could punch someone, but with how what really makes him “super” is the content and quality of his character.

What I’m saying is Superman’s heart is way more super than his fists are, and as cool as it was to see him punch out a tyrant sun, the scenes with him visiting the sick children, convincing the teenage girl not to commit suicide, and delivering the eulogy at his father’s funeral are the scenes that will stay with me forever.

Wednesday Comics is a really interesting experiment with some amazingly talented people, and I think that if it was all just “Biff! Bang! Pow!” Guy-In-Tights #1 punches Guy-In-Tights #2 comics, that would really be selling the creators, the characters, and comics as a whole short.

Having said all of that, I do still hope that he gets to do a little more superhero-y things soon, but even if he doesn’t, as long as the art stays beautiful and the story is well written, I am fine with that, because Superman means more than flying and punching to me.

I almost forgot..

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Also, because it is my birthday..

Devil Dinosaur Riding Superman!

This was done for me by one of my favorite artists, Nate Bellegarde ( www.fetorpse.org )
Keepin’ the theme and the dream alive!

Happy birthday to me!

This fire is out of control..

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Superman sketch coloured

While you’re waiting for the new comic, why not enjoy this sketch of Superman I did for one of the lucky jokers that correctly guessed my Halloween costume in my online-Halloween-costume-guessing-game-prize-time-game.
This is but one of the reasons you should follow me on Twitter.
Curt doesn’t use it much, but he has one as well.

xo
ch

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I’m trembling still..

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

When people are willing to draw things for me, I generally ask for one of two things, Superman riding Devil Dinosaur or Scott Pilgrim and Superman high-fiving.

Nate Bellegarde ( www.fetorpse.org ) is a dude among dudes, one of my all time favorite artists, and has once again raised the bar beyond belief..

Scott & Superman together again!