Gifts from docgold13
You ready for an origin story? I got the idea to make my superhero paper cutouts when Comics Alliance profiled the construction paper cutout work of DocGold13. They were (and are) incredible. Since I had a bunch of construction paper on hand, I thought it’d be a fun thing to try when doing arts and crafts with my kid. My first few attempts were kinda rough, but I like to think I got the hang of it.
So DocGold13’s work is what inspired me to do what I do here. So when he contacted me recently to ask if I’d be interested in doing an art swap, I had to agree. He’s like my paper cut sensei. Plus, it was an excellent opportunity to get my kid some awesome new art.
As you can see, he’s even into superheroes by companies that don’t own the copyright to the term superhero. I knew he’d like to get a Dash from The Incredibles (it was his Halloween costume last year), so that was the request. After I told my boy about what I was doing, we looked at Doc’s archives and he was thrilled to see a Danny Phantom. Unfortunately, that piece was already gone, but Doc had no issue making another.
The commissions arrived today, and my boy was thrilled. There was even two bonus pieces thrown in from Doc’s collection (Robin and Cheshire from Young Justice). I just hope I hold up my end of the bargain. (I’ll post my effort here after DocGold13 receives it. Don’t want to spoil the reveal).
(Oh, and if you’re not already, you should really give him a follow. That is, as long as you like awesome things on your dashboard).