So a while ago, I saw the “debate” that happened when Marvel let loose the famous variant cover of SpiderWoman.
And a part of me was like, “You know, it would be great to see superhero ladies in clothes that are actually great for combat and/or aren’t form-fitting.”
Because I am aware that not every superhero lady is in charge of her sexuality or is entirely comfortable with a skin-tight outfit. Have you read the new Ms. Marvel? They talk about that in the first two issues!
Anyway, I decided to make an illustration series showing superhero ladies in outfits that weren’t sexually revealing and/or were best suited for lots of physical activity.
Right now it’s still a work in progress, but it’s been fun to create new heroes and create costumes and superpowers!
Here are some sketches of the ladies I’ve drawn so far:
I have enough projects on my plate to keep me busy, so right now this is on hold (just like my other illustration series, The Women Warriors Project).
I might include redesigns of Marvel/DC/etc superheroes, but I want to do more original characters in this series. If you have any ideas or suggestions, though, please leave them in comments!
So I forgot to update this blog sooner. I’m very sorry! Things have been pretty manic in my studio.
I’ve been finishing up work on a new series of comic strips K. Ferrin asked me to make. Here’s a peek at one of them.
Of course, Johnson & Sir and Validation are still updating regularly. I love the conversations my readers are having and the comments they’re leaving! Seriously, I read the comments. All of them. And I love you (but not in a creeper way).
Charlie & Clow will be up online soon! The goal is to have it online October 29! Here’s a peek at the cover:
It’ll be available to read at www.charlieandclow.com (don’t try to go there yet. I’ll be building the site over the next week).
I’ve also been working on a short story penned by the fabulous Kristen Kellner. Here’s a peek at one of the panels in progress:
I’m on my last few pages of this short story, and hopefully you can read it all online soon!
Also! There’s another new comic in the works. I’ve been keeping it relatively hush-hush because the writer is still writing it, but they want me to provide the art for it. We’ll be doing a KickStarter for the project in November. (Like, three-weeks-from-now November. Holy banana pants!) Here’s a color and style test I did for it…
And here’s a look at one of the possible designs of the logo (it’s still a work in progress)…
Like I said, the writer and I will be doing a KickStarter to fund this upcoming webcomic in November. I’ll hopefully post more art for it as I make it!
So…yeah. I’ve been making comics like a madwoman. Gotta’ remember to take a day off.
Be on the lookout for Charlie & Clow launching on October 29th! I talk more about the details of the story in this post.
Thank you so much for reading and putting up with my tardiness. I’ll see you on Friday when I talk about the Superhero Ladies series.