When art is so good that it makes you angry that there’s no six-issue miniseries Elseworld’s period piece about Wonder Woman, Zatanna, Black Canary, and Batgirl as a Riot Grrrl band based entirely on Cliff Chiang’s art of them as such.
Words can’t really express how incredibly happy I am about this fabulous Lois piece Cliff Chiang drew for me this weekend at c2e2. Every time I try to articulate the joy in my heart, it just comes out as awkwardly flailing arms and crying noises.
Cliff Chiang talks to Sara Lima over at Comicvine about a number of things, prominently discussing his current run on the wonderful (no pun intended) ongoing of a certain Amazon Princess/Greek demigod.
This Wonder Woman piece will be auctioned by the San Antonio, TX chapter of Women Of Wonder Day on October 30, 2011, and proceeds will go to Domestic Violence programs. Previously called Wonder Woman Day, this annual event is now in its 6th year and has expanded to 3 cities. You can email your bids starting Saturday, and bidding rules are listed here.
After seeing the Avengers piece I’d done for HeroesCon, Dan DiDio told me we should talk about doing some DCU stuff. At the time, I was working mostly on Vertigo projects, but the aesthetic challenge of drawing a superhero title was strangely compelling. I was still doing more elaborate private commissions then, and I brought this into DC to show Dan what my superhero work might look like. He looked at it, said “Follow me.” We walked down to editor Mike Carlin’s office, where he waved the piece at Carlin and announced “I think we got our guy.” Turned out they were launching a Green Arrow & Black Canary monthly and luckily, Carlin agreed with Dan. Easiest gig I ever got, so even with a lot of wonkiness (ignore the arrow on the wrong side of the bow), I still have a soft spot for this piece.