This artwork combining Superman and Facebook is so on point

Posted on Dec 1 2016 - 11:53am by Huzoor Bux


LONDON — Ever wondered how Superman would keep his identity a secret in the modern days of technology and social media?

Chances are it wouldn’t be the easiest task in the world. But one artist has captured that perfectly.

On Monday, an illustrator who goes by the name Brakken (real name Max from Australia, according to his Deviant Art profile) shared the following drawing on his Tumblr page. The picture shows Lois Lane staring at her laptop with wide eyes, with a close up of her screen in the background.

The drawing — which is pretty great — quickly went viral. At the time of writing it had over 100,000 notes on Tumblr and almost 60,000 shares on Brakken’s Facebook page.

An artist from the UK, Richard Rudge, also shared the image on Twitter, where it was retweeted over 30,000 times.

On Wednesday, Brakken took to Tumblr to explain why he made the drawing.

“The inspiration for the image came from noticing Facebook’s accuracy in identifying facial features in photos (be it behind glasses, a blurred image, or someone pulling a silly face),” he wrote. 

“It made me remark on the evolution of technology, and the recurring tropes/themes in comic characters — particularly that of Superman’s identity.”

You can read Brakken’s full post below.

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