Our friend Micah Player is an amazing writer/illustrator. When he announced that he had some spots open for portraits, and we jumped at the chance. We couldn't be happier with the work he did. This is an absolutely perfect representation of the Petersen 5 at this point in our lives, and we can't wait to hang the print in our home.
I've been working on a pattern here with the Super Friends Initiative. This week I've got 75% of the Fantastic Four in place, all of them scientists with attitude. Dr. Taylor has been killing it in the public sphere lately with general education, so I thought it would work to light this guy on fire.
Taylor's eternal youthfulness, the lack of hair on the Human Torch, and the complexion change, all made for a particular challenge on this one. I'm sure the big question now is who will be Sue Storm, The Invisible Woman.
This one is for that ultra-flexible science guy who does the STEM center, animal ambassadors, and all the other stuff, too.
It's only appropriate that geologist, T-Bird Professor of the Year, and man-about-town, Dr. Johnny Maclean be rendered as everyone's favorite rock-fisted juggernaut. It's clobberin' time.
Also known as Magik.
After doing superhero portraits of SUU President Scott Wyatt and Provost Brad Cook, President Wyatt requested that I do one of our new finance VP, Marvin Dodge. At the time I didn't know Marvin really well, and I like to have a good sense of the people so I can pick a suitable hero. One day I noticed Marvin having lunch on campus by himself, so I just sat down and struck up a conversation with him. I'm sure he thought it was a little strange. I small talked him until the idea for Hawkeye clicked. I thought about doing him David Aja style, but I ended up going with the Avengers movie version of the costume, since I'm more sure that Marvin is aware of that one.
In any case, what's more perfect hero for a CFO than hero with impeccable aim?
President Wyatt said he's going to print all three pictures and hang them in the President's office suite on campus. Boom!
This week's addition to the Super Friends Initiative is a representation of SUU psychology professor and director of the SUU Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.
Patrick Clarke, headmaster of an elite unit at SUU called the University College. He brings in all kinds of young mutants and teaches them to harness their abilities.
This is the latest installment of my Super Friends Initiative.
A little sketch I did, running a non-canonical scenario that I know will thrill my friend Charles Cuthbertson to no end.