Batwoman & Boston: Strong
As you may well be aware, I took on a few pre-con commissions last week, in preparation for Boston Comic Con. Due to the horrors that occurred in Boston last Monday, as well as the tense pursuit of the suspects involved, the convention was cancelled. I was however still left with a stack of drawings to do, which I’ve slowly been working my way through. Above is the first.
Please do contemplate donating to One Fund - Boston in support of those affected by the awful events of last week.
I think one of the things that I loved the most was that [Pepper] really stepped into her power in all areas. You do see her as a very intelligent and articulate CEO; an equal in her relationship with Tony, where she wants her needs met as well, while still remaining a very supportive woman in his life; and of course she turns into… a superhero! Or sort of. It was a great transformation and I felt very lucky to be a part of it. —
Gwyneth Paltrow on playing Pepper Potts in Iron Man 3.
Click over to ComicsAlliance’s report from the recent press conference for much more from Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Don Cheadle and Ben Kingsley, including their remarks about working with writer-director Shane Black, the future of the Iron Man franchise, and remarks about the film’s terrorism themes in light of the recent violence in Boston.
I’m David: ‘Johnny Wander’ Is Charming & Who Should Own The Rights To Superman?
By David Brothers
Like most of you, I’ve got a to-read stack that kills me every time I look at it. Friends laugh at it, small children cry at it, and the police keep giving me the stink eye. I’ve also got a to-read list for those things that I want to read in digital form, but haven’t yet. There’s a lot of webcomics in there (Chris Onstad returned to Achewoodlast year, you say?) and I’ve been remarkably lax about getting caught up because I’ve got a never-ending reservoir of excuses when it comes to not doing things. But I found myself with three volumes of the webcomic Johnny Wander, an inexplicably long commute to work, and a (very rare) lack of excuses. So I read it. And I loved it.
I’m David, and I want to talk to you about Johnny Wander, a comic drawn by Yuko Ota and written by Ananth Panagariya, about Yukond Ananth. It’s autobio, it’s funny, and it’s great.
Best Cosplay Ever (This Week) - 04.22.13
By Bethany Fong
Check out this week’s Best Cosplay Ever on ComicsAlliance!
ABOVE: Marceline & Simon Petrikov (Adventure Time), cosplayed by Chlo-Chlo & xhee-heex, photographed by mineralblu
Disney’s ‘Haunted Mansion’ Ride Gets An Arkham Asylum Makeover
By Joseph Hughes
Inspired by prominent art from Disney’s famous Haunted Mansion attraction, artist Abraham Lopez has created “Haunted Arkham Asylum,” featuring Batman and other characters in his universe portrayed in “stretch art.” The idea is that the images at the top seem perfectly sedate, until they are stretched to reveal a far more sinister situation than previously believed.