“Spider-Man No More!” — Thumbrpint Style

As you can see, we’ve been having a lot of fun with the Ed Emberley fingerprint cartoons … me probably more than anyone else. I was inspired to create a “thumbs-eye view” of the classic Amazing Spider-Man #50 by the great John Romita, Sr. I really had fun with it, but now that I’ve finished, I want to redo it … “thumbday” soon.

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Thumbodies & Thumbthings!

The girls enjoyed my fingerprint Godzilla from the other night and wanted to get into the act. And, for the first time, Mama 5 Minute Marvel, my wife, Kim, got in on the act! Awsome!

I decided to add in our typical superheroes theme into my Ed Emberley thumbnail drawings, riffing on Jim Lee’s Justice League. Sorry for the crummy pictures, the scanner is on the fritz.

Cate (Aged 6)

Grace (Aged 8) — a drawing of our family

Kim (Aged … She’d Kill Me) 

Dad (Current Age Belies Maturity) 

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Free Draw!

Grace declared tonight “Free Draw” Monday, so …

Cate drew Powerpuff Girls.

Grace drew another “Capture Creature” — a reindeer worm or … “Reinworm.”

And, I turned to Ed Emberley, my “go to” inspiration a la his fingerprint book. Just a few kaiju on a Monday for ya!

Ed Emberley’s Watchmen

I needed to chill out and sketch a little today. So, I decided to draw the Watchmen in Ed Emberley’s style, like I did with the Avengers and the JLA. Enjoy.

Ed Emberley’s Justice League of America!

I had so much fun drawing my rendition of the Avengers a la Ed Emberley’s style, that I had to give it a go with their DC Comics counterparts — the Justice League of America.

To learn more about Ed Emberley’s work, here’s link to his site, which has lots of fun activities.

Ed Emberley’s Faces!

Like a lot of children of the 70s and 80s, my education on drawing cartoons was largely shaped by the masterful Ed Emberley. I had five or six of his books, which break down the complex art of drawing bodies and faces into simple shapes and step-by-step instructions. I loved it.

So, naturally, as we’re working on both drawing with shapes and faces, Grace and I spent some time with Mr. Emberley’s books. She really took to it and was able to understand his lexicon. I decided to have some fun and draw the Avengers as Ed might have!