Art Superhero: Man of De Stijl.
ALSO SEE: Supermondrian
For my next break: Superman. Gonna see it tonight. SO EXCITED.
Also, I’ve been doing all of my line work in Paint Tool Sai lately so it’s been interesting doing these last couple of break drawings in Photoshop again. Feels so different.
I asked Twitter if I should draw a cute Samus or cute Ted Kord when it was time for a break and in a 3-1 vote Ted won out.
THIS IS FOR JESSE! It’s a celebration of the great canines of DC. Also a celebration of Jimmy Olsen comics. How great were those? Pretty darn great.
I was going to make it a cover with an unironic use of word balloons as well, but I’m lazy. Unironic word balloon comic covers are also great.
Finished! You guys should go to this. I’ll probably have something there. I just don’t know what it is yet.
edit: I had to replace the picture to fix the text and add in the store logo.
Number five. Amanda Waller.
Have you guys seen that post going around tumblr and facebook that goes “Reblog if you’re a strong, independent black woman, who don’t need no man”? That right there is why we love Amanda Waller- although she would not reblog that because Amanda Waller has better things to do with her time.
It’s always been great that she’s been portrayed as a strong, smart woman who’s a force to be reckoned with, but you can probably see that description on the wikipedia page of any superhero- what makes Amanda Waller special is that she is all those things and she’s fat. She’s fat and she’s not a goofy sidekick or a sad best friend or a swamp hag. She also doesn’t wear it on her sleeve talking about how men love curves (I’m not saying this is a bad thing- bear with me). She doesn’t care. She can’t care. She is too important to worry about looking pretty- but she always looks professional. Amanda Waller is nobody’s sexual fantasy and that’s what sets her apart from everybody else.
When I opened up Suicide Squad #1 and saw Halle Berry staring back at me with her extra juicy lip gloss and curled lashes and unbuttoned shirt with a little lacy bra popping out making kissy faces at the reader I died a little.
The fourth in my series of New52 women who got shafted in their own books. I didn’t care about her not being Oracle anymore because while some people felt connected to her because she proved that people in wheelchairs can also kick ass in the fight against crime, I thought it was douche-y that every male character who gets hurt gets fixed up immediately (or in the case of Aquaman they put a hook on his hand in a misguided attempt to apologize for Superfriends) but Barbara, who has the full resources of Wayne Industries at her disposal remains in the chair. The fact that she continued to fight crime just proved that Babs is ALWAYS awesome and can’t be deterred even after being paralyzed.
However, in issue one of Batgirl, it briefly mentions the killing joke and talks about how she recovered from the shooting and became a stronger person. Then when she’s confronted with a gun she freaks out. Sad Trombone.
Maybe I’ll do Amanda Waller next.
James T got sick after New York Comicon. Maybe this will make him feel better.
I guess I’m just drawing all of the characters who were the cause for feminist outrage in the New52. Batgirl next? Maybe. I dunno.