[Movies] Pixar Animator Claims to Create a New Superhero Every Day
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 12.30.2012
Provided he can do it in an hour...
Wired interviewed Pixar artist Everett Downing who talked about his hobby of creating a new superhero every day for a year.
Downing stated: "I got into a rut, I wasn't drawing enough and a friend told me I was over-thinking things. I just needed to do something I was really into that wouldn't require too much thinking. I started thinking about designing superheroes and the more I thought about it, the more I wanted to do it. I threw the gauntlet down and decided to draw a super every day."
Downing's rules are that the creation of the character can't take longer than hour. He also gets started with each drawing by choosing a name for a character. He goes on to say: "A lot of my super designs are driven by this list of names. If you have a list of names it's easier to schedule." Each of the characters comes from one of three camps - "Sounds cool,", "Puns/Word play," and "Totally out of left field."
Downing currently has no official plans to use his characters. He did talk about the possibility of a One-shot comic featuring the best of all the characters or a guide book to all the heroes. He stated: "Doing something like this is completely worth it. Looking back, it's a time capsule of where you were at that time. There are ideas where when I'm done I think it was terrible, but a few months later I think its great."