We’ve been taking a bit of a break around the Miner household, enjoying the holidays. But, we’ve been drawing … and those are going up over the next few days.
But, I thought I’d share one of the Christmas presents we gave Grace and Cate. Over the past several months and weeks, I’ve worked with some amazingly talented artists — Tara Abbamondi, Dan McDaid, Chris Houghton, Evan Shaner, Dean Trippe, Brandon Dayton, Joey Weiser and Evan Shaner — to draw renditions of the girls as superheroes. Inspired by their personalities, they’ve been dubbed Saving Grace and Cate-Tasrophe. Grace loves to dance and help people. And, everything about Cate is, well, loud and vivid and exhuberant.
They turned out to be amazing. If you’d like to zoom in and see the amazing quality of their work, you can view a PDF of the whole booklet here: https://5minutemarvels.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/gandccomic.pdf
As much as the girls and I will treasure all of this work for years to come, I must admit that my father’s contribution is my favorite. After all, he’s the one who got all this started by putting a pencil in my hand, drawing with me and bringing home a giant box of comics when I was very young. As a father, I could but pass the love of comics along.