Wednesday, May 17, 2017
I knew I wanted him to be drawn as very muscular, as his greatest power is his strength, just like the Biblical Samson. I wanted him to have the long hair, including braids, and long beard of adult Orthodox Jewish men. I came up with the color-scheme of white and blue for his suit, as that's the colors of the Israeli flag, but I wanted to avoid putting the Star of David on his chest. That seemed to stereotypical. So I came up with the idea of a lion's head as his symbol, like the Lion of Judah.
The first images I got were from Celina Hernandez.
I then contacted Daggerpoint for a black and white commission:
And then the amazing Keith Howell came up with this:
And then one day my friend Aris drew this, for free, and posted it on his Facebook:
Truthfully, I've yet to come up with much of background for Samson yet. I'm not actually going to steal Superman's origin for him. I just know that he officially works for the Israeli government in defense of the nation (the Palestinians aren't gonna mess with this guy).