"Superheroes": Non-party-political pre-election poster illustration

Concept by Adam Blackman

Brief supplied: Caricatures of the three main party leaders in classic comic book superhero style.

This is the first in a series of non-party-political illustrations taking a sideways look at the 2010 general election, designed by Adam Blackman and executed in a variety of styles. Here we reimagined the leaders of the three main political parties as classic comic book style superheroes, which incorporated political caricature and graphic novel styling.

As well as the overly-muscled politicians, all clad in the spandex version of their party colours, I enjoyed turning the London skyline and Houses of Parliament into a Gotham-style gothic silhouette for the illustration's background.

Adam sent this particular image to Jon Snow, whose reaction was short and to the point: "Brilliant."