Earlier this week, I was joking with Joel Carroll on Twitter about using Sluggo from “Nancy” to create “Lil’ O.M.A.C.” After that, I got a yen to draw famous DC heroines as classic comics characters. Little Lulu as Wonder Woman, Lucy Van Pelt (from Peanuts) as Black Canary (don’t forget BC’s blonde hair is a wig, too) and Nancy as Big Barda. And, I dedicate it to my friends, Kelly, Maddy and Sue at 3 Chicks Review Comics.
It was a lot of fun aping the styles of comics legends John Stanley, Charles Schultz and Ernie Bushmiller.
When we started 5 Minutes Marvels (by accident, mind you), Grace and I just enjoyed drawing. She reminded me how much fun drawing was and how much I’d missed it. As a child, I drew incessantly and without self-consciousness. But, then … I grew up and received the wonderful gift of adulthood … self-doubt. And, I stopped drawing.
I am so thankful to my girl for reminding me that I can draw for fun and for expression, not for perfectionism. You don’t have to be “good,” you just have to try. Our buddy, Dee, over at www.GirlsReadComics.Wordpress.com just learned the same lesson drawing two of her favorite heroines (and ours) — Black Canary and Ms. Marvel. And, then she wrote a terrific article about her experience. Thanks, Dee! Keep drawing. We’ll keep posting.
Don’t fall out of your chair or anything, but while Grace was away at Girl Scouts, Cate wanted to bust of the DC Encyclopedia and draw. She chose Black Canary and set to work. “This is the best I can do!” she exclaimed with a sonic scream of her own. I love the pigtails on Dinah.