Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Make-A-Wish comic

About a year ago I was asked to help out on what has been the most challenging and most rewarding work I've ever done, co-creating a special comic book "Super Shot" with Luke Robinson, an 11-year old childhood leukemia survivor. The comic was made possible by the Make-A-Wish foundation, Luke created and designed the characters and came up with the story ideas - I wrote the script and drew the artwork under the supervision of then-Marvel Comics editor Nate Cosby. This past week the book was printed and distributed for free to hospitals in Luke's hometown area of Tennessee - the story is an origin of Luke's characters Super Shot and Dr. Shrink, who battle the Virus in a story that demonstrates that kids need not be afraid of doctors or medical care. This was all Luke's vision and I was just lucky to be asked along for the ride.

Here's a local news broadcast on the book's release:


And here are some more articles about the comic:
Dickson boy realizes comic book dream
Local boy's Marvel-drawn comic book release

Thanks to Marvel Comics, Nate Cosby, Make-A-Wish, Luke and the Robinson family for allowing me to be a part of this!

1 comment:

RRobinson said...

Excellent...I love the concept. Working with cancer patients you learn it is never easy for anyone. A great way to reach out to kids, they can always use a helping hand.