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Happy Father’s Day to all Superdads

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© Giulia Pex

Photographer Giulia Pex has come up with the coolest Father Day’s present ever. Her series “Dad, you are my favourite superhero” mixes drawing, illustration and photography to showcase her dad’s alter egos as the Man of Steel or the Dark Knight.

 

© Giulia Pex

The surprisingly effective and deceptively simple comic-book style portraits convey both affection and spur-of-the-moment spontaneity. With the possible exception of dad’s characterization as Spiderman’s nemesis, supervillain Dr. Octopus, that is.

© Giulia Pex

 

© Giulia Pex

 

 

© Giulia Pex

 

Susana Martinez-Conde About the Author: Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen L. Macknik are laboratory directors at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix. Follow on Twitter @illusionchasers.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.





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