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Simon Monk

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Southend on Sea artist Simon Monk‘s work is inspired by American Comics, portraying superheroes trapped in various ways – by a tape or inside a plastic bag, for example.

He said in a recent interview: “In mythological terms we need superheroes as much as we needed gods in ancient Greece, regardless of the supposed sophistication of our culture. In practical terms, as cheesy as it may sound, I believe that the only true superpower that we have as humans is our creativity, in whatever varied and marvellous forms it may take.”

Find out more in this new short film by Andrew Delaney: