Have you been wondering what the faux super-hero with the goatee and bad teeth is doing in the header of BlenderNation? Check out the letter on his forehead: this is Wu-Man, a creation of Eric (who seems to go without a last name) and Sacha Goedegebure.
Wu-Man has become a one-man cult on the BlenderArtists forum. When Sacha drew one of his caricatures of Wu and dubbed him Wu-Man, he gave him a superhero outfit. It started with this picture of Eric:
Sacha worked his magic and produced these images:
After that, things really got rolling. To give you a taste, here's a pick of some of them:
- "I can't stand to fly" video - Cut and paste the URL in a new browser window to download: http://www.geocities.com/ajr650/SuperWu2.avi
Things have even gone further out of hand now that Eric and Sacha have started producing Wu-Man merchandise! Check out their store; all Profit from November 1st to December 31st will be donated to the Blender Foundation. The fundraiser thermometer will tell the current state of sales; around $20 at the time of writing:
I've set my eyes on the 'Super Wu-Man Black Manga Shirt of Inviciblity!'. You can buy me one if you want! Oh, AND support the Blender Foundation at the same time. Not a bad deal!
I was laughing out loud all the time while checking out the artwork for this article. My wife even came upstairs to see what was happening :) It would seem that Super Wu-Man is bringing out the best in many Blender Artists and his silliness trumps Suzanne. I think she should watch out for her place in Blender!