As soon as I finished my 2009 comic Super Duper Ham: Day One, I started to explore ways to enhance my character designs. My original comic embraced a lot of silliness, which worked for the self-contained short story, but when I thought about further exploring the heroes and villains of Mammapolis, I decided to get a bit more serious. I also started to think about color – Day One was conceived to be printed in black and white.

This image was inspired by a movie poster for Superman Returns.