Sunday, 20 November 2011

Fearsome Heroes With Facial Furniture

Growing my own 'Mo' for Movember has inspired me to create some new comic art. The wonderful Starr Amazing and I got to kicking ideas around, and generally giggling, at the idea that many heroes secret identities would be compromised if they joined the MoBrotherhood and grew a Mo while still patrolling the streets.  This of course lead to the topic of which hero would sport which ‘tache type? Hilarity ensued. (you had to be there).

Thus inspired I took pencil and pen to hand and created some art where four of comicdoms most famous are sporting a moustache while scowling at the viewer. I didn’t want to use any more than one hero from any one publisher, wanted iconic images and only needed four. The tip of the hat went to Judge ‘stoic’ Dredd, Captain ‘patriotic’ America, ‘grim’ Batman, and ‘unhinged’ Cerberus. I also took into account what kind of Mo these Bros would sport. Something surreal and Dali-esque for Dredd, a playboys pencil moustache for Bruce, ginger and bushy for Cerberus and, to confound convention, a 'che' for Cap. This is what I came up with...

I hope that you like it. Its made me smile to make. Of course being a charity event I’m hoping that my art can raise a few more pounds for the excellent Movember men's health and cancer support charity. Therefore I am planning on auctioning the original black and white, hand drawn artwork on ebay, framed, to try and get a few more quid in the kitty. The plan to date is to add it to ebay on Friday and keep it up for a week and I will let you know more here, on on my social networking sites, nearer the time.

This is how the framed up artwork looks. I hope you like it.

During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in the UK and around the world. The aim of which is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men. On Movember 1st, guys register at with a clean-shave face and then for the rest of the month, these selfless and generous men, known as Mo Bros, groom, trim and wax their way into the annals of fine moustachery. Mo Sistas are the women who register to support the men in their lives, raising funds by seeking sponsorship for their Mo-growing efforts. Mo Bros effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November and through their actions and words raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health. At the end of the month, Mo Bros and Mo Sistas celebrate their gallantry and valor by either throwing their own Movember party or attending one of the infamous Gala Part├ęs held around the world by Movember, for Movember.

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