wow some of these are actually really nice because they make alter egos seem plausible and not totally redonkulous
I really like barrel-chested Clark.
need this on my dash again
I like how this photoset is a good example of what Coelasquid once said about “the only difference between Clark Kent and Superman is their posture”, which is a great line for teaching the basic truths about how character design gives inferences about personality and unconcious expectations.
It’s worth mentioning that apparently the tactic they used in the Christopher Reeve movies to make Superman seem more diminutive as Clark was to instruct all of the actors to avoid looking directly at him. I’m not sure that direction would work in a comic as it does in a movie without the nuance of live human interaction to get the point across as subtlety is much more difficult to read on drawing than it is on human faces, but I think it’s interesting you can solve the problem like that without needing to manipulate the leading man too much between alter egos.
I still believe the posture solution works better because it only requires one character to play a part rather than reminding every actor to contribute to the illusion (after all, one guy looks over his coffee and the jig is up), but I really do think it it’s worth noting what a difference a lack of eye contact can make.
Where else can you save the planet while making your own cape, belt, cuffs, mask, sludge, rain, flight, invisibility, an oath, etc., etc.? This week at Treehouse we had a blast at Superhero Camp! Thank you for being such amazing, caring, & fun superheroes Sparks Allen, Dusk Westin, Kane Harris, Natureman/Darth Vader, Zapp Gordon, Jet Walker, & Thrash Rogers!!! Oh, & the recipe for sludge is worth sharing:
ryan this is the future of your baby
Photo Series of the Day: When he found out his 91-year-old grandmother Frederika was feeling lonely and depressed, French photographer Sacha Goldberger suggested she dress up like a superhero. She was reluctant at first, “but once they got rolling, she couldn’t stop smiling.”
From My Modern Met:
Frederika was born in Budapest 20 years before World War II. During the war, at the peril of her own life, she courageously saved the lives of ten people. When asked how, he tells us “she hid the Jewish people she knew, moving them around to different places everyday.” As a survivor of Nazism and Communism, she then immigrated away from Hungary to France, forced by the Communist regime to leave her homeland illegally or face death.
Aside from great strength, Frederika has an incredible sense of humor, one that defies time and misfortune. She is funny and cynical, always mocking people that she loves.
“Mamika” now has her own MySpace page, where she receives messages of support and admiration from some 2,300 friends.
i want to be her when i grow up