Jon Hamm as Superman
another fanboy fantasy I finally got to draw.
as much as I like the badass Snyder/Nolan Superman, I believe the character is an icon of Depression era-1950s America. in my mind, I view the George Reeves or Fleischer toons depictions, or the way Alex Ross paints him, as THEE Superman. drawing this picture, I wanted it to have that retro feel, like an old poster, so I decided to keep it in black and white. I drew two drafts of it, but they kept looking like either Ben Affleck (who we’ve already seen as Supes) or Jon Hamm. I stopped fighting it, and decided to draw another dream cast: SuperHamm!
it’s a Jon Hamm portrait, essentially, but I made his hair slicked back, as opposed to Don Draper’s (or Clark Kent’s) side-part. using pen and Sharpie for a lot of the shading, I created deep blacks to really contrast the white highlights, and hopefully give it an old photo feel. the spotlights in the background were meant to reflect the art deco look of the Fleischer Superman. as usual, I did it all in pen, pencil, and Sharpie