28 Days of Black Super Heroes – The Wrap Up

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Previous (Day 27) Super Hero – Jackknife Jenkins!

Well, guys, it’s day 28 of 28 Days of Black Super Heroes here on Hypertransitory.com, and today it’s time to wrap this thing up.

THE JOURNEY

As I mentioned in my Black Super-heroes preview article, this is something I had meant to do last year, but was just too lazy to pull off.

Honestly, I didn’t know what I was getting myself into. This past month turned out to be a phenomenal amount of work -luckily it was only 28 days!

I’m glad I decided to do it and even more glad that I was able to stick to a daily posting schedule for the past month with artwork, and some pretty decent-length write-ups, I think. I really proved something to myself and I feel good about it.

My initial plan was to just post the art, but I’m too much of a blabbermouth apparently so I had to say something along with each piece.

I had a lot of fun researching the heroes and learning things I never knew before. I’ve already spent a lot of money procuring some of these characters’ old adventures.

Here’s a quick list of the highlights:

  • Favorite character to draw:Hardware. I like all that crazy stuff falling off of him.
  • Favorite character to write up: Man it might be a four-way tie with all the Milestone stuff (Icon, Rocket, Hardware & Static). That stuff brought out a lot of pride in me, and with the very sad news of Dwayne Mcduffie’s death this month, it’s hitting me hard.
  • Favorite character to clown: Triathlon. I never liked this guy, and it felt good to clown him a little.
  • Character that most surprised me: The Falcon. I always thought very little of The Falcon, but researching him and reading what he was all about made me change my mind.
  • Overall realization: There just aren’t many good Black female character. We gotta get on that.

THE CONTEST

So after today I’ll be entering in all the names and emails of people who commented on the Black Super-hero articles. Those of you who commented via Facebook I’ll contact you through there if you win.

Oh yeah, the prizes:

  • PRIZE #1: A 20 x 30 poster featuring all of my artwork of the characters shown this month! (see above image)
  • PRIZE #2: A free commission from me of any character you want (up to 12 x 18 size).

Also, those of you on my newsletter list should be on the lookout for some rewards from me just because I appreciate you guys!

THE WRAP UP

So anyway, as I mentioned in the two previous entries, featuring my own characters, Jackknife Jenkins and Kid Hype, spending this past month with the great characters shown here has really sparked my creativity, and given me a huge push to get my own work out there.

I’m not sure if I’ll do this series again next year, but it may be back. I’ll have to branch out and find some more Black characters to write about, or if there’s been any significant changes in the past year we could see a repeat or two.

Until that time, thanks much to all those who read, commented signed up for my newsletter or otherwise participated.

Here’s to fortune and glory!

 

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18 thoughts on “28 Days of Black Super Heroes – The Wrap Up

    1. Thanks, Mitch! I’m glad you liked it, man. I’m still gonna hit you up about your own project, too. Peace! :)

  1. What a talented guy you are John. My uncle was a commercial artist and I use to love watching him draw! I didn’t inherit any of his talent I’m sorry to say. Oh, but I did draw a pretty cool apple in elementary school! LOL!!! But seriously, your stuff is great and I’m always impressed with people who have such natural talent.

    Cool posts and thanks for sharing your 28 days. I know it’s been a great ride but I’m sure you are ready for it to end.

    Looking forward to what you will share with us next.

    Adrienne

    1. Adrienne I think we’ll need to take a look at that apple drawing!

      Thanks for the comment and the compliment, I’ve already got my ideas for my next “series”, but it won’t be a month-long one that’s for sure!

  2. Love the poster! And my two favs on it are Falcon and War machine. I totally have no clue about super heroes but I know you are really awesome, John!

    I already have some ideas what kind of super hero I wanna be :)

    Great work and I bet you are glad you finished it!

  3. This was amazingly awesome, and I had so much fun learning about superheroes I had never even heard of before this month. I saw “wrap up,” and actually blurted out, “Aw, man!” like a little kid, lol.

    You are astoundingly talented. I can’t draw a stick figure to save my life, so I’m always in awe of artists like you who just bring such vibrant color and life to a blank canvas. I’m in awe, really.

    Delena

    1. Lol Delena, I’m both happy and sad to bring the series to a close. I think I’ve decided it’s definitely coming back next year, but I’ll just get started in August next time!

      Thanks for coming by and commenting as you did, I appreciate that people were able to have fun with it :)

  4. William Tha [email protected] Paper says:

    Hey John,

    Awww man I missed the whole thing as I am new to your blog. I really love the layout and creativity here. I will most surely be back for future visits.

    God bless,
    William Veasley

    1. William better late than never, man! I’m happy to have you here -just followed you on twitter, too. Nice site, everyone can use more of that paper!

  5. Hi John

    You are one talented guy. I like Mitch’s suggestion of your next project being female super-heroes and who he has suggested ;-)

    Just in case you were bored and looking for something to do lol Way to go John and all the best with whatever you decide on next.

    Patricia Perth Australia

    1. Hey Patricia, it’s very nice to see you here.

      Yes Mitch’s suggestions are spot-on, of course. the world needs more women like them anyway :)

      Thanks for dropping in!

  6. i missed this month too, i can’t wait to go back through all the posts.

    1. Hey Reika! Hancock will have to appear in the 2012 Black Super Heroes month lol.

      thanks for the compliment and thanks for reading!

  7. Hey JG,

    You sure how to find some interesting stuff to post when bored :D I almost forgot you Bishop is, then I remember his part of the X-Men. Now, how come his not in the movie? lol

    1. Hey Esmael, yeah Bishop is not the most memorable X-Man, is he?

      I suspect he was not in the movies because they couldn’t decide if they should do jheri-curl Bishop or bald Bishop!

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