Neil Gaiman and HeroMachine (sort of )

With thanks to Nathan for sending this in, Neil Gaiman apparently did a riff on "Worst Comic Book Characters of All Time" for what I assume is a Canadian comedy show, and the intros for each entry have HeroMachine 2 character illustrations! Check it out:


Methinks I might turn this into a contest for next time, as I am sure you guys could come up with characters even worse than these if you put your minds to it!

This has been an interesting few months, first the incomparably awesome Michael Chabon mentioned that his kids use HeroMachine, and now it's a sideline in a Neil Gaiman comedy hour. Granted, I doubt Gaiman had any clue they were even doing visuals for the bit, much less where they came from, but still -- he's at least ten kinds of legendary, so to be in the same segment (even accidentally) is pretty cool.

7 Responses to Neil Gaiman and HeroMachine (sort of )

  1. The Imp says:

    You should find out who the staffer is that had the idea to use HM and sacrifice a lamb in their honor. πŸ˜€

    Seriously though, that’s cool.

  2. Marx says:

    Very, very cool.

  3. RJ mcd says:

    ts a show called the hour its part talk show part comedy

  4. Danny Beaty says:

    @Jeff: Congrats, you just made the big time!

  5. Joshua says:

    Once again it’s nice to see you getting some love from the professionals out there. But let me ask you this: which comic artist and/or writer– if they plugged HM– would be a dream come true for you? I mean Gaiman and Chabon are top tier, but I’m guessing there is a certain someone that would be more rewarding. Anyway, congrats Jeff.

  6. Kalkin says:

    Has there been a Rob Liefeld contest yet?

  7. Jeff Hebert says:

    @Joshua: Hm, that’s a good question, and hard to answer … Stan Lee would be pretty big (I did do a mini for Who Wants to Be a Super-Hero, but I doubt Stan ever saw it or knew about it). Alan Moore would be pretty incredible. I’d have said Gil Kane, but sadly he’s passed away. From the modern era, Robert Kirkman or Ryan Ottley (the Invincible guys) would be neat, I really like their work.

    @Kalkin: Yes, we had an Image Nineties contest that was pretty darn funny.