Bat-Mite! by Cate (4), Grace (6) & Dad (Tim)

Cate wanted to draw Bat-Man, but I made a counter-proposal … Bat-Mite. An annoying, magical elf from another dimension who has plagued Bat-Man since the late 50s, this little imp has always had a special place in my heart. (To learn more, click here and Wiki.) Thanks to a recent appearance on “The Brave & The Bold,” perhaps Bat-Mite is on the verge of a Renaissance period.

The girls had a lot of fun with this one. And, I think it’s their best work to date. And, I am here to tell you, Grace did complete her drawing in five minutes. Not bad, huh?

Zatanna! by Jill Pantozzi, Cate (4), Grace (6) & Tim (36)

Late last week, the fabulous Jill Pantozzi .. AKA “The Nerdy Bird” … wrote about 5 Minute Marvels on her blog (which features one of the best catch phrases in the business — “Has Boobs. Reads Comics.”). If you ever want a woman’s perspective on comics, I highly recommend you check out Jill’s blog, in addition to that of our bestest buddy, Kelly Thompson. THANKS, JILL!

In her entry, Jill mentioned she might be tempted to draw DC Comic’s magical heroine, Zatanna. So, the girls and I took her up on the offer. And, the girls were inspired to do some of their best work, yet. (P.S. If you’re wondering why the backwards writing … that’s how Zatanna casts her spells.) So, as Zat would say, “!Sgniward eht yojne” 

Captain America! by Cade (5)

Thanks to a Twitter post by @ElizaBetty, a colorist for Marvel Comics, I came across this tremendous Captain America created by her nephew, Cade … who is cool enough to have his own Twitter account. Go Cade! Please draw with mom and dad or your uncle and aunt and send it in!


Sir Justin – The Shining Knight! by Cate (4) and Dad (Tim)

Cate saw a Shining Knight action figure and wanted to draw him. But, when she heard his real name was “Sir Justin”– the same as her beloved uncle — well, let’s just say she attacked the drawing with verve and vigor.

Apache Chief! by Cate (4) & Dad (Tim)

I must confess to having a softspot for Apache Cheif, Black Vulcan and Samurai from Superfriends. So, I jumped when they released action figures of this hapless trio at Christmastime. Cate saw Apache Cheif and had t draw him … and Grace, well … not in the mood to draw tonight.