"The Making of Superman"

"The Making of a Superman" is a video in which Westlake resident Mel Maurer describes how he made the Superman figure that flew above the lobby of the Westlake Porter Public Library for National Free Comic Book Day 2018 and for the month of May.

Superman was joined by the Hulk, Batman, Spongebob, a Minion, Lucy, Snoopy and Charlie Brown.

Jim, the Hulk, Duane, Spongebob, Superman, a minion, Lucy, Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and Batman

For more than 15 years, Mr. Maurer, using various materials, created a character which he then displayed during the month of October for Halloween on his porch and driveway. He originally used real pumpkins for his characters until he switched to more durable materials for October weather.

Mr. Maurer is a retired Manager of Information Technology, who is now a writer, speaker, actor and, in his words, "an artist of sorts."