I released a Christmas album last year, and someone on our Facebook kept making amazing fan art to go with it. We tracked him down: his name was Paul Shinn and he was an illustrator/comic book artist. We asked him to make us a bunch of silly strips to give away in our advent calendar. I really loved his style of drawing. It reminded me of innocent Sunday newspaper comics, like Calvin and Hobbes or Garfield.
With The Avengers getting everyone in hyperventilating fanboy and fangirl mode of late, it’s worth a reality check to revisit comic strips from the 40s to the last decade and look at the useless superpowers that superheroes have. We imagine the cosmetic surgery industry would take a huge interest in Spiderman’s chest expansion powers.