If you have a comic book lover in your life they might enjoy a piece of artwork with them as a comic book character! This effect can be used to blow up any image though so you can use this for any style of artwork. I thought about putting this one in Jer's superhero room but I came up with different artwork instead so this is now decorating the "Man Cave".
foam board from dollar tree (in the school supplies section)
graphite transfer paper - we picked this up awhile back at JoAnn's for $2 with a coupon (reg $4) - you can usually find it over by the drawing and painting supplies
ball point pen
I found a picture of him that I thought would work well. This one was an excited response to a Christmas present. :) I used Picnik and the Infared Film effect to turn it to stark black and white. Then I cropped the image into four equal sized sections and printed each one as a full page picture. Then pieced them back together to make one big picture. For the "Pow" I used one of the speech bubbles on Picnik and used the Badaboom BB font for the lettering.
After measuring out about a 2 1/4" border I laid down my graphite paper within that border and taped the picture down on top of it. Using a ball point pen I traced a basic outline. The nice thing about the graphite transfer paper is that you can reuse it a bunch of times too.
After carefully peeling away the graphite paper, I was left with an outline of the picture and just colored it all in with markers.
For the facial dots I laid down a sheet of graph paper and used an ultra fine point orange sharpie to make dots where the lines intersect. I just held it there for a second and let it bleed through the paper and onto my poster. If you don't have graph paper you could easily make your own using a spreadsheet.
You could always do it without the dots but I really think it adds to the comic book effect.