SUPER FRIENDS Original Art by Vance Capley

Super Friends was a staple of TV entertainment from 1973 until 1986. The program inspired thousands of artists and writers for many years. Among them, artist creator Vance Capley, who has illustrated this wonderful new piece.

SUPER FRIENDS by Vance Capley mixed media on 11×17 Britsol board

What Was the Super Friends?

Super Friends was a Saturday morning cartoon that featured a “kid-friendly”or “network friendly” version of the Justice League of America. The was produced by Hanna-Barbera and was based characters published by DC Comics.

The name of the program (and the Justice League members featured with the Super Friends) has been variously represented (as Super Friends and Challenge of the Super Friends, for example) at different points in its broadcast history.

Over the years, the show existed under several titles:

  • Super Friends (1973–1974)
  • The All-New Super Friends Hour (1977–1978)
  • Challenge of the Super Friends (1978–1979)
  • The World’s Greatest Super Friends (1979–1980)
  • Super Friends (1980–1983)
  • Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show (1984–1985)
  • The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians (1985–1986)

Vance Capley Drawing the Super Friends

From the vibrant colors to the action he saw on the tv screen , artist Vance Capley has tried to capture the excitement of the program he enjoyed as a child. Any fan of the TV program would greatly appreciate this piece. SUPER FRIENDS by Vance Capley is mixed media on 11×17 Bristol board. It is available for $50 plus $10 shipping.


Who is Vance Capley?

When I was a little kid, before I could talk. My Mom said that I wanted some water, but I couldn’t say it. She said I grabbed a piece of paper and drew a picture of water…..

I’m VANCE CAPLEY. I was born May 1972. I’m a self-taught artist who has worked in various mediums, including drawing, painting and graphic design, for over 20 years. I’ve done artwork for musicians, publishers, and video production companies. I even write and illustrate my own publications. I’m truly blessed to do what I love to do. I hope, that when you see my work, the joy I experienced as I made these, shines brightly and makes your day.

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