Ray Caspio

Performance & Teaching Artist

Gerard Christopher as Superboy

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Thanks to the Warner Archive, I've been watching The Adventures of Superboy. I remember seeing one episode as a kid when Superman didn't mean much to me and Wonder Woman was everything. Approaching this later, in a time when Superman kills in the cold, dark Man of Steel, I'm able to appreciate what Gerard Christopher brought to the role and the comic book vibe of this series.

The episodes vary in quality and yes, often seem dated, but Gerard Christopher has an appealing, unique, compassionate energy as Supermanboy that makes the series worth watching and show why this character can be inspiring. When he took over the role after the first season from John Haymes Newton, whose portrayal was aggressive, angry, stiff and, well, intolerable, the show quickly improved and put Christopher near the top of my list of favorite actors to portray Superman.

He's also the most beautiful.

This piece was a personal challenge and evolved my work in terms of detail and subject matter that I'm eager to further explore. I can't wait to get it printed and hanging in my office...and on a t-shirt!


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background photos by Frank J. Lanza Photography, courtesy of Theater Ninjas
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Ray Caspio received a 2016 Creative Workforce Fellowship. The Fellowships is a program of the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture. Funding for the Fellowship program is made possible by the generous support of Cuyahoga County residents through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.