Most people think losing 10 pounds is an ambitious New Year’s resolution, but Pixar artist Everett Downing set out to create 365 brand-new superheroes in one year. Downing has brought iconic characters to life in classics like Ratatouille, WALL-E, and Up, so coming up with a bullpen of his own characters seemed like a simple enough task.
Like most resolutions, it didn’t quite work out. What started out as a year-long project has become three years and counting. So far, he’s created 285 homespun heroes and bespoke bad guys, and vows that 2013 will be the year the project is completed.
Wired Design talked with Downing about his super-size resolution, what he’s gained from it and what will happen when he finally hits number 365.