Spider-Man began life as a comic, and Broadway.com's resident artist Justin 'Squigs' Robertson is bringing the popular hero back to his illustrated roots with a new portrait of the hit musical Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark. Featuring rising star Reeve Carney's two onstage personas, the nerdy Peter Parker and his alter-ego Spider-Man, Squigs' drawing captures Parker's turmoil as he struggles to maintain his relationship with longtime crush Mary Jane Watson (Jennifer Damiano) and defeat the menacing Green Goblin (Patrick Page). The drawing also features Spidey's Aunt May (Isabel Keating) and Uncle Ben (Ken Marks), loud-mouthed Daily Bugle editor J. Jonah Jameson (Michael Mulheren), spirit guide Arachne (T.V. Carpio) and doomed scientist Emily Osborn (Laura Beth Wells). Check out Squigs' colorful take on Spider-Man, and be sure to swing in to the Foxwoods Theatre to catch the show for yourself!
About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. Click to e-mail Squigs. Photo by Matthew Murphy