Adventures in character creation

Character creation and design for the Design Fundamentals book series (Peachpit Press).



This is a loving homage to Bob Kane and Bill Finger, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Bruce Timm, and all of our favorite comic book writers, illustrators, designers, and publishers.


The fact that Scanman and Doodle Boy might bear a slight resemblance to myself and Max Friendman (respectively) is a pure coincidence. The same goes for the other characters looking anything like the many designers that worked on the Design Fundamentals book series with me and Rose Gonnella.



"Retro Cover" design, illustration, and digital coloring by Christopher J. Navetta


"Modern Cover" design and digital coloring by Christopher J. Navetta; Illustration by Max Friedman