This dad takes his son's artwork to the next level — and their videos have gone viral
Watch James Raiz transform his son's imagined superhero into a comic book character
Toronto-based artist James Raiz started his YouTube channel, TheBoxOfficeArtist, in 2013, and now has almost half a million subscribers who tune in for his tutorials, drawing challenges, time-lapses and much more. Raiz, a visual effects artist and graphic novel illustrator, has a passion for film and superheroes (check out his Avengers: Infinity War mural) — but one of his greatest sources of inspiration is his young son's imagination and artwork.
Raiz started posting time-lapse videos where he re-draws his young son's superheroes in his classic comic book style, and they've been a huge hit on his channel (this one has 1.7 million views).
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The process is simple: his 9-year-old son imagines a character, then Raiz re-interprets that character in his own style — creating a hero worthy of a Marvel comic cover.
In this time-lapse video, watch Raiz re-create the mallet-wielding, high-heeled character of his son's dreams.
This video was featured in our "Family" episode of CBC Arts: Exhibitionists. Stream the show or catch it on CBC Television Friday nights at 11:30pm (12am NT) and Sundays at 3:30pm (4pm NT). Watch more videos here.