Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Geek Games

So, some of my Internet friends and I were playing the typical geek parlor game of assigning each other identities from the Justice League. I ended up with The Flash. Not because I'm, you know, speedy or anything, but because he's the only member of the team with a decent track record at fatherhood (when you stop to think about it, a surprising number of male JLAers are fathers, but their kids are all either dead or evil).

Joel Priddy dressed as The FlashThis was my first attempt at portraying Skeezix and myself in costume. This is drawn from a if-I-was-trying-to-dress-up-as-the-Flash angle.

Joel Priddy as The Flash This is more of a if-I-was-the-Flash kind of thing. And, certainly, the depiction I prefer. I wish I really could pull off wearing a winged hat.

11 comments:

The Ichthyophile said...

great stuff, Joel! I can see you running out for diapers at supersonic speed! Actually it would just be a blurr that I would see.

Joel Priddy said...

Good point, Matt. That will definitely motivate a parent to tap into the Speed Force.

april said...

these are amazing! i prefer the first, although the hat in the second one IS pretty awesome.

also, i think i'm gonna need to see some more bugs soon!

Joel Priddy said...

I'm glad you like them, April!

I'll try to serve up a few more bugs, sooner or later.

Shobo C said...

That's amazingly cool Joel. I like the second design a whole lot, the one where you ARE the Flash, but I also like the clueless expression on dress-up Flash's face.

Joel Priddy said...

Thanks, Chris! The change in expressions is the difference between being a father for a few weeks and a couple months. Namely, from shell-shocked to merely anxious.

chrishaley said...

I'm with April, in that I prefer the first one as well, and find the hat in the second one to be quite jaunty.

The real question here though, is why weren't we invited to join in all the reindeer games?

Adam said...

Joel, give yourself some credit. You could totally pull off a winged hat.

Anonymous said...

You'd stand a better chance of pulling off the hat if you were sporting the Jay Garrick style Flash shirt. But that could just be a personal preference.

Warren

Cody the cannibal said...

I think the flash comparison is also fitting because the Flash was like the conscience of the JLA, and anytime Derrick or myself (mostly me) mentioned an ethically questionable plan or illustration you would always be there to make us reconsider.

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