We had a request from our buddy Jen Richards, the Mockingnerd, for Namora, cousin of Prince Namor — The Sub Mariner. Recently, she’s resumed an active role in the Marvel Universe as a member of the Agents of ATLAS. Thanks, Jeff Parker, for finding a role for this classic character from the golden age of comics.
Grace and I opted for her original design by Ken Bald and Syd Shores. We hope you enjoy.
P.S. I must admit … I really had a hard time with her hands on this one. The clock was not my friend.
I am woefully behind on getting this amazing guest art up from our Midwestern buddies — Maddy, Erin and George. More to come, but this is some pretty incredible work featuring Marvel’s powerhouse of love — Venus!
This is only one of many, many sketches Grace created for HeroesCon. In fact, as we were at the convention, she walked around sketching and handing her “2 Minute Marvels” to grateful folks as we walked along … as well as original art we created for 5 Minute Marvels.
This sketch of the Sub-Mariner’s cousin (um … kissin’ cousin) Namora was done for editor of Marvel’s “Girl Comics,” Lauren Sankovitch, whom Grace and Cate met at C2E2 in Chicago. Hiya, Lauren! Hope you dug this as much as we did drawing it!
Marvel’s “Agents of ATLAS” series is breathing new life into some great characters from the earliest days of superheroes. I have loved these characters since I read What If… #9 as a kid … I guess Kurt Busiek and Jeff Parker loved it, too, as they brought this team into the regular Marvel universe in the Avengers Forever limited series and now the ongoing ATLAS title. Thanks, guys!
This one’s been floating around on a drive since last Sunday. When we woke up and got ready for C2E2 in Chicago last week, Grace got out “Girl Comics” #1 and was enchanted by the Venus (the goddess of love) story by artist, Stephanie Buscema. Stephanie’s Web site is here: http://www.stephaniebuscema.com/
And, she drew what I think is one of her best yet. Once she heard Venus’ power is to make people fall in love with her … she was on it with gobs of gusto. While Stephanie drew the original blonde version, Grace and I chose the modern redhead version … in honor of Grace’s mommy.