Kris Black - designer, author, cartoonist, & illustrator
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Editorial Illustrations for Online Publications

Blog Articles

These editorial illustrations feature the work of illustrator and cartoonist Kris Black. They are for various publications, blogs, and websites.

Hulk Doing Needlepoint

Hulk Doing Needlepoint

This illustration of Marvel’s Hulk published in the blog post, Don’t Hulk Smash Your Users, for a user experience consulting firm, truematter.

What does Hulk have to do with user experience?

The article defines a power user, someone who builds websites, as a superhero. It’s impossible for a power user to use websites like an ordinary user. Much like how it would be impossible for Hulk doing ordinary tasks like dishwashing, folding of laundry, and needlepoint.

UX Utility Belt

UX Utility Belt

This illustration is for an article I wrote at truematter. The article is about a secret weapon a company can use to create web or software apps employees will want to use. That secret weapon is user experience (UX).

For this piece, Batman came to mind. He has one of the best secret weapons in comics—his utility belt. To keep the focus on the utility belt, I opted to draw a cropped view of his waist.