Pixar artist Everett Downing set himself a challenge: to create 365 superheroes, a new one every day for a year. It didn't quite work as he planned, but three years later, he has illustrated 285 new characters! Downing expects to finish the collection in 2013. Wired Design talked to Downing about the project.
The origin story is a critical part of any hero's development. Downing is no different. "I got into a rut, I wasn't drawing enough and a friend told me I was over-thinking things," says Downing. "I just needed to do something I was really into that wouldn't require too much thinking. I started thinking about designing superheroes and the more I thought about it, the more I wanted to do it. I threw the gauntlet down and decided to draw a super every day."