Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Sea World superheroes ski again!

Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman is based on a true story that took place in Cleveland, OH, and through the book, I developed a connection to Carol and John’s Comic Book Shop, also in Cleveland.

In March 2015, the “John” of the shop name—John Dudas—kindly notified me that for Free Comic Book Day (this year, May 2), an art collective named the Rust Belt Monsters would be at the shop from noon till 7 p.m. painting a 12-foot mural. The subject?

None other than the Sea World superheroes water ski show that ran in Ohio from 1976-79, and which John saw as a kid.

John reported
I even had all six artists in the collective read over all the data you collected, to inspire them. Just so you know that the work you did still has positive ramifications. So thanks to you, man. It will be hanging proudly in our shop if youre ever in town.

For the record, the [Sea World superheroes water ski show] is my first memory.

On 5/5/15 (National Cartoonists Day), the mural was hung in the shop.

Thanks to John for sharing these photos, and for organizing this fun effort in the first place.

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