The Elongated Man

I am a member of the Louisville Cartoonist Society and we are doing a holiday gift exchange/secret commission project which will be presented tonight at our holiday get together.  Each person requested a piece of art to be created by another member based on a particular character, topic, or style. I was given “The Elongated Man.” I’d never seen the Elongated Man before.  I’m honestly not too big on superhero comics, but the more I learned about this character the more fun I had with it. Who knows, maybe this could even inspire the start of some future superhero comic book I will make!


I decided to create my own editorial illustration based on a piece in this month’s “Organic Gardener” magazine about thinking about preparing for a spring garden during the winter months. The article already had a lovely illustration to accompany the text, but I decided to try to create a different style and concept. The more I worked on this drawing, the more I thought it would also illustrate the word “separated” (which happens to be this week’s Illustration Friday challenge.)

Here’s to embracing the upcoming winter months while looking forward to warmer days.