The Superhero Project

The Superhero Project - artwork by Craig Lindsley

Craig Lindsley a Parma Area Fine Arts Council board member, recently told me of a project he is participating in. Graphic artists, comic book creators and digital illustrators are volunteering their time and talents to work with children and teens that have serious medical issues. Children facing serious medical problems have many challenges and medical personnel often refer to them as superheros. This project hopes to help them face those challenges. The participating youth complete a questionnaire involving questions that help to describe them in a superhero persona. Questions like, what they would stand for, how would they make the world better and the type of costumes they'd like to wear. Using information obtained from those questions, the artists create a unique, one of a kind superhero character specific to that child. The families receive a 11” by 17” print, plus digital copy to share or duplicate, and a bio of the artist. Craig's first assignment was a teen who had suffered a stroke. The Superhero Project is provided to families free of charge. For more information on this amazing project go to

Kathryn Mabin

Board Secretary of Parma Area Fine Arts Council, Inc, or PAFAC, and Artist/Jewlery Designer, Owner Aire of Oppulence.

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Volume 10, Issue 8, Posted 11:23 AM, 08.01.2018