July 18, 2014
The Batgirl Design Process

batgirlofburnside:

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The new Batgirl design has been often credited to Cameron Stewart OR Babs Tarr but rarely to the both of them. The design process was in fact a collaboration with both artists contributing to the final design.

Cameron: When DC first approached me about taking over Batgirl as…

How looks happen.

May 6, 2014

Sampled from the New York Times interactive MAD fold-in collection.

In honor of Al Feldstein, MAD editor, EC Comics creator, shaper of culture.

From the Washington Post obituary:
For decades, in order to preserve its sharp satirical edge, the magazine did not accept advertising. It had regular features, including “Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions” and “Spy vs. Spy,” but it built its reputation by puncturing pomposity, often with carefully wrought parodies.

“What we did was to take the absurdities of the adult world that youngsters were facing and show kids that the adult world is not ominpotent,” Mr. Feldstein told the New York Times in 1981. “We told them there’s a lot of garbage out in the world and you’ve got to be aware of it.”

In a Mad sendup, the bland middle-America magazine Better Homes and Gardens became “Bitter Homes and Gardens,” where you could learn how to “convert your spare bedroom into a basement.”

During the Vietnam War, the magazine asked readers to write to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover to request an “Official Draft Dodger Card.”

In a predictably bizarre encounter, FBI agents paid a visit to Mad’s offices in New York, dropping hints that Hoover didn’t take kindly to such shenanigans.

January 2, 2014
Vintage 1975 Mighty Marvel Desktop Wallpaper Calendar for 2014
[via laughingsquid] 

We are aligned with 1975, and we are aligned with superheroes. 

The October 1975 2014 one makes the whole thing worthwhile.

Vintage 1975 Mighty Marvel Desktop Wallpaper Calendar for 2014 [via laughingsquid]

We are aligned with 1975, and we are aligned with superheroes.

The October 1975 2014 one makes the whole thing worthwhile.

November 5, 2013
Marvel Comics Introducing a Muslim Girl Superhero

mckelvie:

kierongillen:

samhumphries:

Super excited for this.

Ditto.

I designed her. Can’t wait for the book.

I gotta know - is she intentionally designed after the first Captain Marvel? That lightning bolt and those wrists… they seem really familiar.

The prospect of that absolutely delights me, but DC’s lawyers might feel otherwise, the killjoys.

(Source: coloneldanvers-captainmarvel, via quantumblog)

August 16, 2013
benito-cereno:

Since everyone is posting Red Tornadoes, I thought I would post the best one. It is by Joel Priddy.

I would follow this hero into a burning building.

benito-cereno:

Since everyone is posting Red Tornadoes, I thought I would post the best one. It is by Joel Priddy.

I would follow this hero into a burning building.

August 16, 2013
robotmountain:

My friend Calamity Jon is doing a lot of fantastic work this week to redesign Red Tornado so as not to suck, as a reaction to DC some how making Red Tornado even suckier.
I received this anonymous image earlier today and was asked to post in for his edification.

MA HUNKEL!

robotmountain:

My friend Calamity Jon is doing a lot of fantastic work this week to redesign Red Tornado so as not to suck, as a reaction to DC some how making Red Tornado even suckier.

I received this anonymous image earlier today and was asked to post in for his edification.

MA HUNKEL!

August 15, 2013
ellejohara:

Happy Birthday, Jenny Everywhere!

ellejohara:

Happy Birthday, Jenny Everywhere!

(via quantumblog)

August 14, 2013

(Source: thischarmingcharlie)

July 31, 2013
Jenny Everywhere Day 2013 is Almost Here!

jennyeverywhereday:

We’re two weeks away from this year’s Jenny Everywhere Day. Submissions are open, so if you have something for this year’s event please send it to me at:

benj (at) jennyeverywhereday (dot) com

Submissions are accepted anytime on or before the day of the event.

Also, please spread the word. Let your friends know about the character and the event and help make Jenny Everywhere a household name.

July 17, 2013

jennyeverywhere:

Contributors: Artist Nelson Evergreen with writers Rob Cave and Joe Macaré

While the aviator goggles and scarf are a staple of Jenny Everywhere from the beginning, it is arguable that Nelson Evergreen helped to solidify the aviator coat look.

In addition to that, Nelson drew the single page comic with writer Rob Cave, known as The Late Shift. It was a simple, to the point, introduction to Jenny Everywhere. Being one page, that made it quite easy to share and be seen by many. It would not be surprising if you have heard of Jenny Everywhere, that you may have also heard of Nelson Evergreen (and vice versa).

But this was not Nelson’s first comic with Jenny. Actually, Nelson Evergreen, with writer Joe Macaré, are credited with having the first complete comic story featuring Jenny Everywhere. This comic was Names Not Down. This comic really solidified the portrayal of the “rebellious Jenny”, other artists and writers have used in several other comics in later years. (we’ll discuss other “types” of Jennys in a future post.)

Several of the early comics were produced by members of the Barbelith Underground forums, where Jenny Everywhere was created. Many of the early comics were only about 8 pages, and were one-off stories. Nelson and Joe ended up working together again to bring a 2-part comic set, totaling 20 pages.

This was A Damn Fine Hostile Takeover part 1 and part 2. And I believe it to be in the same continuity as Names Not Down. In the early days, it was stated that Jenny exists in multiple realities at once, making it so that technically she could be in continuity with all of her comics, from varying creators.

At the end of A Damn Fine Hostile Takeover, part 2, there was the first appearance of Jenny Nowhere. Nelson talks about his time with Jenny Everywhere, and a little bit about Jenny Nowhere, on the 20th episode of The Webcomic Beacon podcast(another post will be made about Jenny Nowhere, in the future)

Since these comics, Nelson has made various artwork for Jenny, and even added her as a small cameo in a comic Damienne Hobbes Reflects. But aside from this, Nelson has moved on to other comic properties and illustrations.

Image Credits:
All art © Nelson Evergreen

Nelson’s Website: http://www.nelson-evergreen.com
Joe’s website: http://flyboy.blogspot.com/ 

The Shifter Archive Profile Page:
http://theshifterarchive.com/contributors/nelson-evergreen/

The character of Jenny Everywhere is available for use by anyone, with only one condition. This paragraph must be included in any publication involving Jenny Everywhere, in order that others may use this property as they wish. All rights reversed.

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