From 100% by Paul Pope
The Teakettle Symphony scene from 100% is one of my favorite things in comics ever.
Ad for John & Yoko’s Some Time in New York City album, 1972.
Klaus Voormann, “You and Me (Babe)”, from the illustrated lyric booklet in Ringo Starr’s 1973 LP Ringo.
A page from one of my all time favorite comics stories, “Where Gargoyles Dwell”, a Venus tale by the great Bill Everett. Bill’s Venus was a brassy, no-nonsense problem solver, and man was she something.
To read the rest, as well as another outstanding Everett Venus story, go here.
Whilst frantically grinding away at Empowered vol.8 (so frantically, I had to skip SDCC this year), I’ve had no time to blither about “Lucky Girls,” the 10-page story I wrote and drew for Marvel’s A+X #10, due out July 14. Everyone’s favorite pair of probability-altering superheroines, Domino and the Scarlet Witch, are pitted against runaway Celestial hardware that likewise uses warped probability as a biosphere-killing weapon. Shenanigans, needless to say, ensue.
The images above are my rough designs for the faces of Domino and Wanda, followed by my early, Shirow-riffing takes on Domino’s “gecko armor” (so called because it artificially induces van der Waals force clinginess, allowing Dom to scamper hither and yon a la Spidey… or Emp).
I do so love the way Warren draws the female figure.