Calamity Jon Morris Brings a Gallon of Awesome With His Half-Pint Heroes
If you’ve been following our pals over at Project Rooftop, you’re probably already familiar with “Calamity” Jon Morris as one of their judges, but if you’re not following Morris’s own site, you are missing out on some of the most fun depictions of super-heroes on the Internet.
Back in October, Morris started a project where he drew some of comics’ more spooooky characters in an ultra-cute style that he dubbed “Half-Pint Heroes,” and while Halloween is over, he’s keeping it up, with a new round posted just last week, taking suggestions on Twitter as to who he should draw. And they are awesome.
Check out a few of our favorites after the jump!One of his first entries in the Halloween set (which sadly ended before he got around to Dracula) was a distinctly ’70s styled Ghost Rider, which makes me want nothing so much as to see a Half-Pint Method Man, so that Johnny Blaze and Johnny Blaze can finally team up:
Rather than sticking with scary characters, the theme of the most recent set was to draw super-heroes “having assorted blasts,” which certainly seems to apply to Iron Man:
I absolutely love this version of Spawn, but I’m not sure if it’s because he’s so completely stoked to be inexplicably vacuuming, or if it’s the Xes in place of eyes on his skull belt:
Also, while it’s not quite part of the Half-Pint Heroes series, the version of Spawn mashed up with The Flintstones’ Great Gazoo is too great to leave out:
If you’ve ever wondered why Dr. Strange is always throwing up the devil horns when he casts his spells, now you know the terrifying truth:
I was about to write a joke, but I’m pretty sure “Half-Pint Man-Thing” pretty much covers it already:
The original version of Morris’s Deadman is a PNG file, which means that it has an awesome ghoooooostly transparency on any background:
DC’s Enchantress (not to be confused with the Thor villainess of the same name from Marvel) was pretty obscure before she came to prominence as part of the Suicide Squad, but in the process, she lost the kicky skirt she was wearing in her earliest appearance. it’s nice to see it again:
But speaking of obscure characters, I was astonished to see Morris take on Super-Hip, a character who appeared as the super-powered champion of America’s mod youth in exactly 14 issues of The Adventures of Bob Hope back in the ’60s:
There are more Half-Pint Heroes (including the Vision, the Scarlet Witch and Iron Fist) to be had along with other absolutely fantastic art over at Morris’s website!