Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Late Night Trinity

This week in The Line It Is Drawn over at Comics Should Be Good, we superified normies! So I chose a suggestion that included two of my heroes, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. I cheated w/ Stephen since he already has a superhero alter-ego of sorts so I added Conan O'Brien to make up for it. I've been wanting to draw The Flaming C and Tek Jansen for the longest time anyway. Snuck in an excuse! Since Tek is a sci-fi space hero and Flaming C is a super-powered superhero, I chose to make Busboy-Man a street-level hero.

Kidnapped by a secret organization of right-wing extremists, Jonathan Leibowitz was brainwashed and expertly trained in various forms of hand-to-hand combat, intended to be used as an ultimate weapon to destroy the liberal agenda. On a fateful mission, Leibowitz was attacked and stabbed at the wrist with a margarita glass, which jumpstarted memories of his righteous life as a humanist busboy prior to his capture. He discovered that he couldn't completely shake the control his captives infused in his very being, but he attains moments of lucidity when he is reminded of strong aspects of his previous life. Now he dons the uniform of his once beloved occupation as he travels the nation hunting down the monsters responsible for his condition so he can find a permanent way to cut his strings. Jon Stewart is BUSBOY-MAN.

I totally just shat that out as I was typing. I debated whether getting stabbed by a margarita glass at the wrist was his achilles heel, but making it his moment of transformation seemed good, as well. Maybe he's a regular margarita glass cutter now. Fun!

Colbert News Hub featured my illustration! Visit and give 'em many "Tips of the Hat"! To my fellow Colbert Nation citizens visiting for the first time: thank you. Hopefully it won't be the last time. Munchma Quchi!

(Many thanks to Katt!)



BigMike20X6 said...

This is awesome. I forgot about Tek Johnson (I was doing my best to pick people who hadn't been superified in anyway already)
Love the Trinity.

mic? said...

Big Mike!! Seriously, you are so full of awesome. I believe I'm at my best when I happen to pick your suggestions. What would we do without you, for real.


Anonymous said...

Dude, you rock.

mic? said...

^YOU rock. Thanks for the visit!


Layne said...

Haha, the greats! You should have done something like this for the Flaming C museum. And, congrats on being featured on the Colbert News Hub!

Btw, what's the story of Jon Stewart's character as far as the blood splatters? My first thought was Dick-in-a-Box gone awry, but what would an SNL reference be doing in such a tribute, lol. If that's not it then... who's blood? What's in that box??

mic? said...

Thanks, Layne!

Busboy Man gets ruthless with his bus tray weapon! Don't mess with Jonathan Leibowitz!