The child superheroes that inhabit the illustrations of New Haven, Connecticut-based artist Christopher Uminga can best be described as “emo.” Pretty much the furthest emotion you would attribute to their adult versions, which makes Uminga’s work that much more interesting. (Aloof, pensive and depressed are probably also appropriate adjectives for them.)
We stumbled upon his booth at New York Comic Con and immediately coveted this contemplative Hulk print (among other works). Alas, we failed to make the impulse purchase, and by the time we returned on Sunday he’d already sold out.
So, Christopher, if you happen to read this post, we would appreciate if you could let us know how to pick one up!
Hit the jump for 18 more of his illustrations.