Astro City artist Brent Anderson wants to make the stories seem as real as possible.
Inside a two-storey house, in a deceptively quiet residential neighbourhood in Windsor, California, there’s a battle of heroic proportions raging between the forces of good and evil.
Fortunately, aside from a little eye strain for professional comic-book artist Brent Anderson, no one so far has gotten hurt.
Over the past 20 years, Anderson has drawn more than 60 issues of the comic-book series Astro City, named for the hometown of its heroes – Samaritan, The Confessor, Winged Victory and many others.
“Astro City has a unique point of view for a superhero series. It’s a human look at superheroes,” Anderson said.
The series imagines what it would be like for ordinary people to live in a city crowded with colourfully clad men and women who possess powers far beyond those of mortal humans.
“I want to make that seem as real as possible,” Anderson said.