Cheri Spencer Haüg

The Super Heroes Collection

The super heroes are real "people" and have given me permission to use their real names. Click on their pictures to read their personal stories.


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Henry the Labradude
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Lola and Alice
Save the Planet
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So what's with the super hero thing?

Thanks for asking!

The Super Heroes Project

I love painting realism as you can see in my portrait paintings. But I have so much fun doing goofy cartoony stuff like the vegetables wearing sun glasses! With my Super Heroes and Secret Agents project I bring the two styles together.

So, where did this idea come from? I saw a video of Carol Burnett in a Super Girl skit from the old Gary Moore show. (Click here!) Though she appeared to be a mild mannered secretary who had a crush on a co-worker, she was really SUPER GIRL in disguise! There were some bad guys causing trouble for the object of her affections. When no one was around, she ducked into a closet and changed into her Super Girl costume, did her Tarzan yell and jumped out the window. In the next scene you see her "flying." But really she was lying on her side on a board with a fan blowing her cape around. I cracked up!

The wheels started turning and the rest is history.

When I was a kid, I never missed an episode of the Batman TV series starring Adam West. I even used to dream that I was Batman. I would ride my bike down the street with the other neighborhood kids singing at the top of our lungs, "Bah-bah bah-bah bah-bah bah-bah, bah-bah bah-bah bah-bah bah-bah, BATMAN!"

I was in Catholic grade school then and my Mom sewed my Virgin Mary costume for Halloween; well, actually, All Saints Day. The costume included a blue cape. It didn’t take me long to realize that, from then on, I got to be Batman! Everybody else had table cloths tied around their necks. But I had a REAL CAPE!

Who wouldn’t want to be a super hero? We all have super powers; something that we are really good at and that most people can't do. My own superpower is that I can stand on my head in the lotus position. My dog has super powers too. She has the power of mind control and can get me to do whatever she wants! 

What’s your super power?

Bah-bah bah-bah bah-bah bah-bah, bah-bah bah-bah bah-bah bah-bah, BATMAN!

(Geez! I crack me up!)