Thursday, April 27, 2006

Turning Tragedy into Triumph! It's SuperScooper


As a young boy, mild-mannered Miles Prestwich, reached for a penny a lady had dropped on the road. As a result of his kind act both hands were run over by a Mack truck leaving them permanently flattened. Everyone felt sorry for Miles. Then one day Miles discovered that his hands gave him an advantage over ordinary mortals and SUPERSCOOPER was born! Now he aims to single-handedly, er, double-handedly clean up the town. He's especially useful during equestrian parades.

And you'll be pleased to know that when he's not fighting filth and corruption he has a great job at the local diner cooking flapjacks. Mmmm, tasty.

7 comments:

Adrian Ropp said...

Mark... I'm... I'm... I'm at a loss for words. The uniqueness and grossness of this idea combine for one great Toon Club entry.

And nice classic comic book style.

Joe Fowler said...

Adrian wanted me to make a comment about this being "offensive." But I told him, "No, I'm telling Mark this is hysterical!"

Mark, this is hysterical.

Ken Chandler said...

That's really funny Mark. I love the background story, and the illustration is great; those hands! Ha! Can he restore his hands to normal by blowing into his thumb, or does that just make a giant balloon fist?

S.T. Lewis said...

I hope the local diner enforces the "Employees Must Wash Hands" rule... or that they at least make Miles take off his gloves before he starts in with the flapjacks.

I love it, Mark!

Swanimator said...

Don't worry, Shane. He has several sets of teflon coated gloves. Nothing sticks.

He also is very good at movie theaters when you need someone to cover a kids eyes during the scary parts.

Peter said...

I'm with Shane... I don't know if I'll ever eat pancakes from a restaurant again. You realize they'd need to install a tub where the sink is so his hands could fit in there!

Cool comic art style on this one!

Seth Hippen said...

He could make a lot of money as a snow shovel too. His arch enemy could be the CEO of a major shovel manufacturing company because SuperScooper takes business away from him and he always wanted to have hands like that too. Great work!