Comic book artist Todd Nauck is widely known for his work on Teen Titans Go!, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, and, most specifically, Young Justice. He is also the creator of his own Image Comics series titled Wildguard, which follows a group of superhero wannabes who compete in a reality show to join a superhero team.
Following his Behind the Panel interview, Nauck sat down once more with SYFY WIRE for our newest edition of Artists Alley to draw one of his favorite characters: Young Justice's Impulse. Thing is, he didn't just draw one Impulse, but two. And you'll get to see why.
The DC character created by Mark Waid and Mike Wieringo is actually Bart Allen, Barry Allen and Iris West's grandson from the future who is sent back in time to be trained by Wally West's Flash. Impulse became one of the founding members of the superhero team Young Justice alongside Superboy and Robin.
"He's just such a fun character with the way he moves," Nauck said as he began work on his sketch. "He's such an innocent character, discovering the world about him, and his hair is also a big selling point — especially as a speedster, when you can have hair everywhere that can help convey not only speed, but is just fun to draw. What I like about Impulse is that he doesn't quite run like the Flash. Flash is pretty much your Superman of the speedster world, but Impulse, he runs and moves in a slightly different way. It's a little more comical, a little more cartoony in that regard."
It's truly fascinating to see Nauck's quick work while he discusses the method he uses to compose his illustrations, which are made up of a lot of lines. However, while hard at work on his first drawing, a little mishap happened and Nauck went on to draw a second, bonus Impulse. Check it out and let us know what you think.
Additional material by Nathalie Caron.