Employers often like to tell you that busy schedules and tight deadlines boost resourcefulness and creativity. While this may be true, the same could be said for boredom. Over the course of the coronavirus-induced quarantine, some artists have made due with their limitations while others have used the extra time at hand to pursue their passion projects.
For one example, look no further than America’s extensive roster of late night shows. From Trevor Noah to Jimmy Fallon, hosts have taken to airing their programs from the comfort of their living rooms. Commentaries are delivered in a more personal setting, and assistance is delivered by the star’s own family. It makes for an original and authentic experience, to say the least.
In the realm of visual art, painters and draftsman have been incorporating the ramifications of the pandemic into their own work. One of them, John Euclid, created renditions of what the world’s most famous superheroes do with their time when they have to stay inside and cannot practice their regular nighttime jobs of being vigilantes. Spoilers: some fare better than others.
As you can see, there are some pretty imaginative drawings here. For one, Batman would be in jail. In Euclid’s illustration, the Caped Crusader can be seen clutching the bars and crying as he yells he’s got nothing to do with the state of the world. The composition is a funny one, considering that many believe the virus originated from a certain species of bats. Poor Bruce.
The Flash, meanwhile, is making use of his talents to assist the common man. With no crime to fight, the guy who can run at the speed of light has found employment as a delivery guy. Rather than working for Seamless, Uber Eats, Caviar or any of the other million-or-so companies that offer similar services, however, the sprinter has founded his own. Smart move.
Tell us, though, which of these illustrations is your favorite? Let us know by dropping a comment below.