I hit a mental block trying to draw in Illustrator, so I took a break from my WW drawing, and decided instead to color Illyana from my X-Men Arcana drawing, just for fun. This is what I came up with.
So here’s my new personal project.
I think the armor Cliff Chiang designed for Wonder Woman is a damn near perfect look for the character and I’m trying myhand at it in my “Kid heroes” style. It is also my first attempt at finalizing a drawing using Adobe Illustrator (using the pencil sketch as a guideline), so let’s see what comes of it.
Guess who just completed, after a few YEARS of searching, his Groo Chronicles collection, because the AMAZING Northstarfan has sent the missing issues to him, along with a whole bunch of really cool comics?!
Seriously, I’m OVER THE MOON about this, and I didn’t even expect it!! :D
Girl, you’re AWESOME, thank you SO much!
It’s been almost a year since I’ve started coloring this drawing. I LOVE the linework, but I have to move on with the colors already, so here it is!
Hope you guys like it!
This is a trailer for my friend Nestablo Neto's newest graphic novel, “Carcereiros” (“Jailers”, in English). It's got a “monster hunters” vibe to it, and it's awesome. It's written and drawn by Neto, with grey tones by Duda Miranda.
Neto’s crazy talented, and we’ve been friends for almost 20 years. Over the past couple of years, he’s been able to get a few of his projectsoff the ground, publishing his Zoo series (which will see its third volume out by the end of the year), his P.E.T. book (which I’ve translated into English as he looks for a publisher outside of Brazil), and now Carcereiros. This is particularly exciting for me, as I’ve got a pinup in the book, and I can’t wait to see it published!
Below, one of the promotional images for the album, done by Neto:
The Devotion Project: My Person (by TheDevotionProject)
I love this. Yet another reminder that what you may be looking at may not be what you think and that maybe those “traditional families” are a lot more diverse than you may realize.
This is pretty awesome and beautiful. And awesome.
This is for my friend Northstarfan. She’s awesome.
Nah, she’s being played up as green more than anything. She’s been assigned to an all girl unit with Martian, Bee, and Batgirl. I was a little sad to see how little they used babs in the episode but Cassie got to do some heavy lifting indeed.
Aaaaaand with that the show has gone all the way to the front of my viewing queue! :)
I’ll post my impressions after I see it.
Oh, and if you had telephatic powers, you could prevent a mob from starting in the first place, so I still take that over phasing (which is mighty cool, but still). ;)
I have only watched the first episode of the second season. I have the others on queue, but still need to ger around to watching them.
I can say that I was pretty excited to see she’d be featured on the show, but now you’ve got me worried! :(
Finally finished the second Wonder Woman on my new “Wonder Sketchbook” series.
This was Diana’s look from the 50’s and most of the 60’s, and it’s what you’ll find in the Showcase PResents volumes that reprint her stories. There’s also a really nice action figure from DC Direct that was modeled after this look.
Also that the Tolkien estate is making ridiculous loads of cash off of elves, while, despite your tenure, your book about people in coffee shops talking about dead sparrows and metaphorical sodomy will never make it further than the bookshop of the university that published it.
Oh God. This. So much. When I was working on my B.A., every single fiction workshop prof had a strict “no genre pieces” policy. The last prof in this series was a complete tool, the very definition of the disgruntled failed author who despises everything up to and including the fact he’s been “reduced” to teaching. Despite the fact he didn’t want us to write fantasy, sci-fi, horror, etc., our VERY FIRST FUCKING ASSIGNMENT was some inane writing exercise about what kind of tail we would have if we were animals.
I’m not even joking.
I dropped a class where the CW professor, first day, said that there was no point in us trying to write genre fiction because “Really, how many of you are going to be Asimov?” Yeah, sorry…I have enough bitterness of my own without steeping in your failure, lady.
One of the fellows I stayed with was actually a very good professor and helped me strip a lot of the fat out of my writing, but I still wanted to throw a brick at him when he said that genre fiction wasn’t worth using classroom time for because he could “bang out a fantasy novel in a week.”
Well, I’m sure you could, sir, but it would be crap, just like any other novel tossed off in a week. Ugh.
I spent the entire class turning in the origin stories for my superhero characters, and he spent the whole semester praising them to high heaven. So it’s promising literature now, but the moment I add spandex and superpower, it’s pablum? Get the fuck out, sir.
Not exact the same thing, but when I was in college, one of my first assignments in the “Introduction to Graphic Design” class was to elaborate a seminar/presentation on graphic design. My team chose “Graphic Design in Comics”, and the teacher IMMEDIATELY gave us that “Oh, what a bunch of slackers who don’t want to do any REAL work” glare. She actually GIGGLED in disdain.
So we proceeded to do the absolute best presentation of the entire class, in the whole semester, showing with countless slides how the process of making comics involved all the thought processes and decisions we were applying to graphic design.
No “A” was more satisfying to me than seeing the look on her face when we finished the presentation. Like she was hit on the face with the realization that, wow, maybe this comics thing actually involves, y’know, thought and craft.
In one of the slides (you’ll like this, Northstarfan), we used the page from Alpha Flight where Mac is trying to defuse his suit before it explodes. I was talking about how the way the page was laid out dictated the pacing of the storytelling, and how the way the panels were drawn as numbers in the countdown influenced the perception of the reader. And by the time I finished she was actually involved, and even wanted to know if he’d made it!
Marvel Essentials cover concepts by Dylan Todd.
Stop it Dylan, you’re breaking my heart! YOU’RE BREAKING MY HEARRRRRRTTTTT!
I…I just can’t get over how beautiful those look.
Can someone at Marvel’s Design Department PLEASE give this guy a job?? Like NOW??
As egos collide, Black Widow—street name, Natasha Romanova—is the only character who does not throw a monstrous hissyfit. The only character to gather actionable intelligence against Loki from Loki. The character who not only literally kicks sense back into the brainwashed Hawkeye, but then absolves him of any sins performed while under the loony god’s spell.
You want fearless? When midtown Manhattan is swarming with thousands of robo-aliens, the dreaded Chitauri, Black Widow commandeers one of their slippery aero-sleds and flies it to steal Loki’s glowing phallic scimitar so as to save the world so Iron Man can blow up the aliens.
Fantastic article. Yes. Yes. YES.
And now I will stop (re)posting thing about the Avengers for at least a little while.
Done and done.