Thursday, 31 January 2013

Les Miserables - How ideas are formed

I had a very strange conversation the other night.
An ad came on the TV for the new "Les Mis" movie and my teenage son looked up from his phone (a rare thing in my house!) and said "What's that about?"

This is how my mind and sense of humour works - I said: "It's about a bunch of anti-heroes who go round to the bad guy's house and then stand around and winge so much that they make him totally miserable and then there's no need for anyone to physically harm him in any way."

My son's mouth dropped open and he looked long and hard at me. I stared back and then smiled, but for a moment or two I had him going.

Anti-heroes are an idea that my son and I discuss often.
Don't get me wrong, I love Iron Man, Captain America and the rest of the crew although when we watched their movie, my son said: "How come a billionnaire in a suit, a man who did some serious drugs to get the way he is, a man in a skirt and a man with anger issues get to be heroes?"
Out of the mouths of babes....

Anyway, I have thought of my own bunch of anti-heroes and borrowed my son's art pad and pencils so that I could get them out of my head and onto paper. When I have the cartoon copyright, I'll post them on my blog.