I'm a writer. I read a lot of comics. My friend Jojo is an artist. She doesn't read any comics.

At lunch, she draws super heroes from memory. Her memory is not always very good.

As you look at these drawings, I can not stress enough that Jojo is a professional artist, and a full grown woman. It's important to remember that.

~ Friday, August 24 ~
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Rainbow babies save the day!

Rainbow babies save the day!

Tags: rainbow brite
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~ Thursday, August 23 ~
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Lastie! the unicorn with the most regret.

Lastie! the unicorn with the most regret.

Tags: the last unicorn
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~ Wednesday, August 22 ~
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hey internet i just started watching this new show. its set in the 90s and this girl is killing all of the draculas.

hey internet i just started watching this new show. its set in the 90s and this girl is killing all of the draculas.

Tags: buffy the vampire slayer
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~ Tuesday, August 21 ~
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Hey, it’s the ghostbusters! Isn’t this Igor or Eon or something?

Hey, it’s the ghostbusters! Isn’t this Igor or Eon or something?

Tags: ghostbusters it's too hot in LA to think Igore is totally the Donatello
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~ Monday, August 20 ~
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Vacation!

Hey everyone,

I’m going to be out of town this week, which means I won’t be able to get drawings from Jojo. Since we did your requests, and my requests, this week Jojo is going to draw HER OWN requests.

That’s right, this week Jojo will draw whatever she wants and post it herself. With any luck, we’ll get more Kim Jong Il facts.

See ya all next week!

Tags: So long who knows what she'll draw probably ponies
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~ Friday, August 17 ~
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Today Jojo draws The Lizard.
I wanted to see Jojo’s take on Spidey’s latest movie antagonist. I didn’t like how he looked in the movie and I was hoping Jojo could improve him.
SHE TOTALLY DID!
I told her he was a scientist who became a lizard-man, and even though there’s few ways to get that wrong, she’s surprised us before. This one is great though. I love how thoughtful he looks, and that he’s little fat. Perfect.
He should team up with Jojo’s (much less accurate) Doctor Octopus.

Today Jojo draws The Lizard.

I wanted to see Jojo’s take on Spidey’s latest movie antagonist. I didn’t like how he looked in the movie and I was hoping Jojo could improve him.

SHE TOTALLY DID!

I told her he was a scientist who became a lizard-man, and even though there’s few ways to get that wrong, she’s surprised us before. This one is great though. I love how thoughtful he looks, and that he’s little fat. Perfect.

He should team up with Jojo’s (much less accurate) Doctor Octopus.

Tags: Amazing Spider-Man comics the lizard marvel
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~ Wednesday, August 15 ~
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Today Jojo draws Bane!
She’d already drawn Catwoman (and done her own take on DC’s New 52 Catwoman) plus she redesigned Batman. So all that’s left is Bane and we’ve got the main characters of the latest Batman flick.
I asked her to draw Bane and she had no idea who I meant. I told her he’s from Dark Knight Rises and she said, “Is he the bad guy?” I knew she hadn’t seen the movie, but surely she saw some trailers, right?
I’m going to say that she only saw the billboards, because she seemed to only know what his head looked like. She said he’s supposed to be really scary, but she didn’t know how he dresses so she put him in a suit.
By dressing a super villain as a business man, It’s possible that Jojo is making a subtle connection between Bane and Bain, Mitt Romney’s former company. Either that or she put Bane’s head on the body of the Spider-Man/Daredevil villain, Kingpin.
Or the real answer: she just drew it for no reason.

Today Jojo draws Bane!

She’d already drawn Catwoman (and done her own take on DC’s New 52 Catwoman) plus she redesigned Batman. So all that’s left is Bane and we’ve got the main characters of the latest Batman flick.

I asked her to draw Bane and she had no idea who I meant. I told her he’s from Dark Knight Rises and she said, “Is he the bad guy?” I knew she hadn’t seen the movie, but surely she saw some trailers, right?

I’m going to say that she only saw the billboards, because she seemed to only know what his head looked like. She said he’s supposed to be really scary, but she didn’t know how he dresses so she put him in a suit.

By dressing a super villain as a business man, It’s possible that Jojo is making a subtle connection between Bane and Bain, Mitt Romney’s former company. Either that or she put Bane’s head on the body of the Spider-Man/Daredevil villain, Kingpin.

Or the real answer: she just drew it for no reason.

Tags: comics dark knight rises bane batman DC comics tom hardy
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~ Tuesday, August 14 ~
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Today Jojo draws Damian Wayne!
I’ve wanted Jojo to draw Damian, the most blood thirsty of all the Robins, for a long time. Well, now we finally get to see her take on the fifth Robin (fourth Robin if you’re Dan DiDio - SNAP)! This Robin also has the distinction of actually being Batman’s son, so that’s fun.
Anyway I told Jojo that he was younger than most Robins, and kind of a little dick. I think she tried to best to capture that. The color scheme is just about right, actually, and she gave him a scowl. She still gave him the haircut and mask of the animated Teen Titans Robin, but that’s the only one she knows.
All in all, Damian would approve of this. Well, no he wouldn’t. Damian approves of nothing.

Today Jojo draws Damian Wayne!

I’ve wanted Jojo to draw Damian, the most blood thirsty of all the Robins, for a long time. Well, now we finally get to see her take on the fifth Robin (fourth Robin if you’re Dan DiDio - SNAP)! This Robin also has the distinction of actually being Batman’s son, so that’s fun.

Anyway I told Jojo that he was younger than most Robins, and kind of a little dick. I think she tried to best to capture that. The color scheme is just about right, actually, and she gave him a scowl. She still gave him the haircut and mask of the animated Teen Titans Robin, but that’s the only one she knows.

All in all, Damian would approve of this. Well, no he wouldn’t. Damian approves of nothing.

Tags: comics DC comics batman and robin robin damian wayne
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~ Monday, August 13 ~
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Today Jojo draws Seven of Nine!
A long time ago, Jojo drew some Star Trek characters, but I didn’t have time to ask her to draw everyone’s favorite unfortunately sexy Borg.
I asked her to draw Seven of Nine and Jojo responded, “What? What’s that name mean? Do, like, seven out of nine doctors say she’s good for your teeth?” I ignored the fact that Jojo was clearly thinking of dentists and told her to just draw a sexy Borg (I had some reason to think she knew what Borg were).
Well, I don’t know what I could have possibly expected, because this is obviously what I was going to get. Jojo said she made her all black “because Borg are all black” except for her red hair which was, “because all you comic nerds love red heads.”
Can’t argue with that logic. Well, I could but I choose not to!
See ya tomorrow, everyone.

Today Jojo draws Seven of Nine!

A long time ago, Jojo drew some Star Trek characters, but I didn’t have time to ask her to draw everyone’s favorite unfortunately sexy Borg.

I asked her to draw Seven of Nine and Jojo responded, “What? What’s that name mean? Do, like, seven out of nine doctors say she’s good for your teeth?” I ignored the fact that Jojo was clearly thinking of dentists and told her to just draw a sexy Borg (I had some reason to think she knew what Borg were).

Well, I don’t know what I could have possibly expected, because this is obviously what I was going to get. Jojo said she made her all black “because Borg are all black” except for her red hair which was, “because all you comic nerds love red heads.”

Can’t argue with that logic. Well, I could but I choose not to!

See ya tomorrow, everyone.

Tags: borg seven of nine star trek tv Borg are supposed to have pale white skin
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Update!

Hello everyone!

So here’s the announcement I should have given a few weeks ago. When Jojo and I started doing this blog, a year ago now, we knew we couldn’t do it forever because at some point we’d start to run out of Super Heroes for Jojo to draw. We’d said at the time that we’d do it for a year and see how we felt then.

Plus, Jojo and I have started doing other comics projects together (last week Jojo was busy working on a new set of comics for The Devastator) and I don’t like hitting her with the”Draw Things Stick" more than once a day.

So here’s the plan: we’re going to keep doing super hero drawings but probably not every day. My plan is to do at least one a week, but we’ll see how it goes. But what we WILL do is (hopefully) finally set up personal tumblrs, so you can see other stuff Jojo’s been working on AND (definitely) put together a Remembered Heroes book, collecting the best of the last year’s drawings (plus some new stuff).

To summarize:

Bad news: less super hero drawings.

Good news: more other stuff. And a book.

To prove that “less” doesn’t mean “none” I am going to have Jojo do a bunch of drawings this week. We did your requests, now it’s time to do MY requests. This week I’m going to have Jojo draw stuff I kept meaning to ask her for all year and never got around to it.

Fun! For me! And hopefully you too!


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