“Spider-Man No More!” — Thumbrpint Style

As you can see, we’ve been having a lot of fun with the Ed Emberley fingerprint cartoons … me probably more than anyone else. I was inspired to create a “thumbs-eye view” of the classic Amazing Spider-Man #50 by the great John Romita, Sr. I really had fun with it, but now that I’ve finished, I want to redo it … “thumbday” soon.

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Gum Girl!

After drawing Andi Watson’s “Pricess at Midnight” a few days ago, the girls wanted to take a crack at his character, Gum Girl! Lots of fun. Check out more of Andi’s work here!

 

Esteban! with Polly Guo

Just a few weeks ago, Grace and I sketched some fun pictures of Thor inspired by artist Polly Guo. You can see them here.

Then, Polly surprised us with an original sketch of her original character, the inestimable ESTEBAN! He’s fun, inventive and reminds me of Groucho Marx … which is always welcome.

Read Polly’s Esteban strip here!

 

 

 

Chapel Smith with Emma T. Capps!

This is a special one. About six months ago, we learned about the amazing Emma T. Capps from our buddy Tara Abbamondi. Emma is an award-winning artist and storyteller. She has distinctive style, a signature character, a line of greeting cards, robust Webcomic and the respect of the industry. Oh, she also just happens to be a teenager. Amazing and inspirational. (P.S. She also manages to be a first-class Doctor Who fan, too.) You can see a cool time-lapse of Emma at work here: http://www.thechapelchronicles.com/about.php

Emma graciously agreed to sketch her character, Chapel Smith, and Chapel’s pet hedgehog with Grace and me. It was an honor.

We expect to see great things from Ms. Capps for many years to come and hope to meet her in person some day!

And, now a word from Emma!

My Sister the Freak & Red’s Planet

I am sorry to say that this sketch has been on the shelf for a while. Grace and I worked on it earlier in the year … and its some of her best work … but, for some reason, it didn’t make it onto the blog.

This is our take on characters from two incredible webcomics:

– Mary from Dani Jones’ “My Sister the Freak”
– Red from Eddie Pittman’s “Red’s Planet”

These are really fun, creative comics and I encourage you to check them out today!

And, now a word from Eddie!

Pepe LePew! with Adriana Blake

Twitter is an amazing place to find inspiration. I know its reputation is one of endless idle chatter, but I’ve found it to be a remarkable place to come into contact with people of like passions. Adriana Blake is just such an example. Click here to view her blog at littleteacup.com

Adriana is a Venezuelan-American illustrator living in Canada. She’s a fellow contributor to Womanthology and the creator of the webcomic Fall on Me.

She graciously (and excitedly) agreed to sketch with us and made a fantastic selection in the Looney Toon, Pepe Le Pew.

Check out Adriana’s charming work here and follow her on twitter at @adrianalikestea