Creamsicle for @JoelCarroll

Today, our pal, Joel Carroll shared this adorable little cat drawing over Twitter. It was Cate’s night to pick. One look at this little scamp … who Joel called “Creamsicle” … and her eyes lit up. This was a really fun one to draw. Thanks, Joel.

To see more of Joel’s incredible work (I love the Legion and Green Lantern Corps sketches, myself), visit http://www.joelcarroll.com/

 


And, now a word from Joel!

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Power Girl!

Today, our buddy Joel Carroll received some much-deserved praise on Comics Alliance for his amazing work. It was exciting to see it.

PG has long been one of my favorite heroines … but for her sarcasm and pure love of being a superhero, not for her … ahem … assets. I’ve wanted to suggest Power Girl to my girls for a long time, but the right image just hasn’t presented itself. We’re trying to raise our girls without a seriously whacked out body image … and most depictions of PG don’t really help with that. Especially the – “Boob Window” in her costume.  Thanks, Joel! We had fun with this one!

Click here to see more of Joel’s work on his TumblR site!

Lady Liberty with Friends!

So, a group of our buddies from Project: Rooftop – Dean Trippe, Ming Doyle, Joel Carroll, Joe Quinones & Maris Wicks – did something pretty cool at HeroesCon … redesigning the classic Lady Liberty as a superhero to raise money for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Now, the art is available at eBay with proceeds going to CBLDF. Click here to read more about it and get links to the art auctions!

Grace and I decided to join in … and we both had the idea to go hip hop. I think hers has a real KE$HA vibe. Mine, sadly, looks like what a mid-30s dude’s idea is of hip hop attire. (Pssst! Don’t use the word “attire, dude.”)

Arisia Rrab with Joel Carroll!

 Last week, 5MM buddy, Joel Carroll, posted some incredible drawings of the Green Lantern Corps on Twitter. View them in their emerald glory here!

So, the girls and I contacted Joel and decided to draw Lantern Arisia with him. After all, what little girl could resist this spunky, fashion forward lantern? Not Grace and Cate.

I decided to be cool, take a few extra minutes, and try some forced perspective. I didn’t like it. No worries. I drew again. I still didn’t like it and got frustrated, which is something I keep telling the girls not to do when we draw. We’re supposed to be having fun and learning.

And, then it hit me … the whole process of 5 Minute Marvels has provided many teachable moments for the girls about hard work and patience. The artists the girls and I admire have honed their skills over the course of years and lots of sweat equity. And, they never stop working on and learning about their craft.

I’ve only been back drawing a short time. So, I have many, many bad drawings left in me as I learn. And, that’s a piece of wisdom I can share with my girls.

So, there’s only one thing for it. The girls and I just need to keep drawing and learning … five minutes at a time.

And, now a word from Joel!

Dexstarr!

So, DC lost me over a year ago on Blackest, Brightest, Biggest, Loudest, One Fish, One Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish Day … but I have been mildly interested the wide range of lanterns out there. And, if anyone could get me to want to draw a cruel little ring wielding kosmic kitty filled with hate … it’s Joel Carroll.

Grace and I both went with kindler, gentler Dextarr. Maybe there’s hope that the Guardians can bring him around for the Green Eggs and Hector Hammond mini that’s sure to come out soon.