The Andy Fairhurst Hero Kids series is an accurate depiction of nostalgia. The UK artist Fairhurst has crafted these scenes of children playing, pretending to be everyone’s favorite pop cultural superheroes, from Batman and Spiderman to Wonderwoman or Wolverine.
These drawings are adorable, yet there is a shadowy lingering. Possibly the shadowed children represent the tinge of sadness that follows nostalgia. Each picture depicts a child playing by themselves; whether this represents the alienation of growing up or is representative of the lonely lives of these heroes has yet to be seen. Regardless, these images show a powerful look into fandom at any age. The entire Andy Fairhurst Hero Kids series illustrates an interesting perspective that is quite often over looked.