Box Heroes collage

Box Heroes collage

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Hellboy and Abe Sapien

Not only was Dragon*Con 2011 the single greatest assemblage of cubed Marvel characters (more on that soon, once the photos are in), but also the setting for the fist evolution of the Box Heroes:  Hellboy and Abe Sapien.  When Jared Cain asked about building a Hellboy suit I didn't know a whole lot about Mike Mignola's comic masterpiece, but had seen images of his amazing art and knew it would be the perfect chance to try to build a "skinny suit" for the character of Abe Sapien.  Abe is slender grace as Hellboy is weighty chunk.   In palette as well as temperment  Hellboy is hot, while Abe is cool.  The contrast is great.
Jared's Hellboy paint job really raised the tube on Box Hero art, and with his help I think Abe came out great as well.  You judge.  These are the results.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Dragon*Con is here!

Atlanta is abuzz as the dragon descends!
Last night the Box Heroes wrapped up production at the west side HQ.  Big thanks to all of our new, alternate, and returning members for making the Wednesday deadline.  Also thanks to Laura for getting us into such a great space 
Now is the time for all of us to put on the suits and walk around to troubleshoot the little discomforts that cardboard inflicts.  Locate your suspenders and Breeze Pass, buy the right color shoelaces, pad the head against shifting, trim our extra air holes for comfort, build a little place in your fist for cash and maybe a cell phone, and lay aside your tight black moisture-wicking underwear for Saturday.  We meet at 8 am sharp!  Don't forget to eat something.
This year, the Box Heroes are LEGION.  Who's showing up, you ask?  Of the Fantastic Four ethos, we'll see the Thing, the Human Torch, Mr. Fantastic, and the Silver Surfer!  Mutants?  Yes we have mutants too:  Beast, Mystique, Nightcrawler, Wolverine, and the Scarlet Witch.  The Asgardian delegation this year includes the Enchantress as well as the mighty Thor.  Classic villains abound as well, such as the Red Skull, Venom, the Green Goblin, and Thanos, the mad titan!  We have a rogue hero as well, the ninja-trained Elektra, and finally a hefty handful of Avengers:  Hawkeye, Ms. Marvel, Iron Man, Captain America, Spider-Man, the Hulk, Tigra, and Giant Man!!
If I've counted right that's 24 Box Heroes, kids.  That's ten more than have ever assembled anywhere.  With that in mind take a few minutes to identify your buddy.  We all need to help each other if this is going to work because this is BIG.