This piece was created for the Warner Bros. Studio Stores as a tribute to the most notable superhero types of characters from Hanna-Barbera’s great library of cartoon shows featuring the Blue Falcon and Dyno-Mutt (Blue Falcon & Dyno-Mutt); Blip, Jan, Jace, and Space Ghost (Space Ghost); Shazzan, Kaboobie, Chuck, and Nancy (Shazzan); Tundro, Gleep, Igoo, Gloop, Zok, Tara, King Zandor, and Dorno (The Herculoids); Samson and Goliath (Samson & Goliath); Jayna, Gleek, Apache Chief, Black Vulcan, Zan, Samurai, Marvin, Wendy, and Wonder Dog (Super Friends); Mightor (The Mighty Mightor); Avenger and Birdman (Birdman); Vapor Man, Meteor Man, and Gravity Girl (The Galaxy Trio); Raseem, Bez, Fariik, Prince Turhan, Princess Nida, and Zazuum (Arabian Knights); and Jana (Jana of the Jungle).
“No one was using these characters at the time I painted this. They weren’t even in regular rotation on Cartoon Network at the time. I talked Warner Bros. into letting me do this huge image, even though I was unfamiliar with many of the characters.”