When the boys were little I used to draw a superhero on a piece of bristol-board wishing them a happy birthday. Batman one year, Spiderman the next.
Then one year we were at a super hero exhibit at the Ontario Science Centre and they had one of those photo booths where they take your picture on a green screen and then put it on a magazine or comic book cover. A fun thing for the kids, I thought, but it was like $25 for a crappy little printout. So i took a picture of the TV of some other kid on a Spiderman cover, and then did some photoshopping for Graham’s upcoming birthday. Since Connor’s birthday is a week and a half later, I found a Doctor Octopus photo on the internet and did the same thing to him.
Thus started a annual habit where a day or two before each of their birthdays I ask them to pose for a random headshot and then stay up late frantically photoshopping the heck out of it. Some years are better than others. Here are a few: