Ten-year-old comic artist Alec Anderson first began his career in comic books after reading Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey.

His first comic character was a reimagining of Captain Underpants, but then he decided to invent his own characters.

Some of the first of these characters were Gas Man, who had the ability to turn into a cloud at will; Water Man, half man, half liquid; and the incredible Wunder Wear woman, a Captain Underpants inspired superheroine.

These heroes all featured in comics he sold at his own stall at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival in 2018.

Better still, he donated his earnings to Operation Smile, a charity helping children with cleft lips.

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