Pete DeCourcy Punches His Way Through History #1

Last updated on April 19th, 2012 at 08:16 am

As a lover of punching and a lover of history (so that I’ll never repeat past mistakes) and a lover of fine art, it has long been a goal of mine to find a way to combine these three loves into something beautiful.

That’s when I decided to get comic artists to draw pictures of myself punching famous historical figures.


Well this weekend at the Toronto Comic-Con I had the opportunity to start my collection with one of my favourite artists (and all around swell guy) Leonard Kirk (artist of the best superhero comic of the last two years the late Captain Britain and the MI13).

I let him choose the historical figure – he did not dissapoint. Take a look:

That’s right fans of Canadian history and/or owners of a ten dollar bill – that is I punching out Sir. John A Macdonald – loveable drunk, godfather of the confederation of Canada and perhaps my second favourite Prime Minister of All Time.

Special thanks to Leonard Kirk for making me seem pretty buff, and drawing an absolutely beautiful picture that will hang above my fireplace to be adored by my drinking buddies and I.

Up Next? Myself choking out Ghandi whilst force feeding him an Eclair. Using Static electricity to delivery a haymaker to Tesla and maybe, just maybe upper cutting a la street fighter turbo William Lyon Mackenzie King.

Pete DeCourcy is EiC of He tumbls over at You Practically Rock and writes for The Simple Art of Crime. If you have any questions or demands of him, he can be reached via email at pdecourcy[at]comicbookdaily[dot]com

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  1. Alex James
    June 7, 2010

    As requested, I should like to see you punching out Hitler and Winston Churchill at the same time (one with each fist, or the follow-through one-fister, whichever you prefer really). I think that’d be tits on toast.

  2. Laura
    June 7, 2010

    Peter, I have a couple ideas that span throughout history.

    1. If you’re going for bad ass, I suggest punching Genghis Khan. I mean, really that’s just awesome.

    2. If you want to really say ‘suck it’ I would go for Leonardo Di Vinci. That’s just funny.

    3. Let’s not leave out the ladies. My vote is for Marie Curie. Pre or post radiation. Your call.

  3. Kyla
    June 7, 2010

    PETER that is wicked!

  4. Kevin
    June 7, 2010

    Hows about The Wright Brothers? Because flying is such a hassle these days.

    Queen Elizabeth I – she probably deserved it

    and Genghis Khan – he was a mean S.O.B.

  5. Madryn
    June 7, 2010

    Keep it Canadian and punch out Laura Secord!

  6. Dougie
    June 7, 2010

    Would Mother Theresa be over the top? kick her ass seabass

  7. Jill
    June 8, 2010

    That is all kinds of fantastic!

    Staying Canadian I’d say:
    Trudeau, Gretzky, Chretien

    Any pope (personal favourite being Innocent III), Martin Luther as he posts 95 Thesis, Buddha

    Richard the Lion Heart, Christopher Columbus, Caesar

  8. Alex James
    June 8, 2010

    I’m amazed nobody has talked about the Prince of Peace yet. Of course I’m referring to Mahatma Ghandi. Though, realistically, I think he should punch *you* out. Just for the irony.

  9. Trevor
    June 8, 2010

    I vote for benjamin franklin, he may of discovered the link between nature/energy and such. But he was also a big ole SLUT, and would fu*k anything that walked past him.

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