Sunday, December 9, 2012


 There are many different kinds of heroes in the world, and Doom Shaka Laka has documented several of them. Superheroes seem to be the most obvious, and therefore we begin with them.

Superman is a friendly and personable fellow, despite what some people say. He never hesitates to pause and help out a pedestrian or a working artist in need.

This pose was sketched in front of the Daily Planet offices in Metropolis.

Thor is a somewhat more difficult man to get a sketch of. As he lives in Asgaard instead of on earth, Doom had to do a lot of tracking and careful timing to meet up with him.

Though known for his explosive temper, Thor was actually quite willing to allow Doom to sketch his likeness. This may or may not have been due to the number of pints Doom purchased for him previously.

 As we said, heroes come in many forms. Although 1st officer Spock was never known for his outstanding valor and courage, as his captain, James T. Kirk, was, he was nevertheless an outstanding officer.

Though he never showed a great deal of emotion, he did, in fact, perform several acts of bravery, loyalty, and quick thinking, which saved the ship, or a crewman's life. Sometimes both.

Spock did not wish a portrait to be drawn of him, but Starfleet insisted, as a matter of record.

Knights in shining armor. Nothing more strongly symbolizes our vision of a true hero.

"I wish the ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened."

"So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."
  - Gandalf

Not all heroes are big and strong. Some of them barely stand taller than 3'5". But large in stature or not, trained with a sword or not, Frodo Baggins of the Shire is a hero of heroes. As is his faithful friend Samwise Gamgee, who we hope to soon recover a drawing of.

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