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.

~ Monday, August 15 ~
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Today Jojo has drawn Wolverine.
In order to understand the full meaning of this drawing, you’ll need a little back story. I’m something of a Wolvie fan myself and own a wolverine t-shirt that I wear, probably once a week. So when I asked Jojo to draw Wolverine, she knew that she should know what he looks like, but also knew that she didn’t. She told me afterward that it pained her to draw this one because with every new line she added, she knew she was just making it more and more incorrect.
Really though, this drawing is very good. She got all the colors right and she had the right idea about his mask. Wolverine’s weird mask-shaped-like-his-hair things, are strange enough that you can’t fault her for drawing them more like ears. She made his arms all yellow instead of bare, and sometimes his boots have pointy things like his mask, but this is recognizable as Wolverine.
I also like that she gave him the big “X” on his chest that the original X-Factor used to wear, even though she’d never seen them. Basically, I like it when design choices are so obvious (hey, let’s put big X’s on them!), that Jojo comes up with them independently.
Oh right, and the way she drew his butt is funny.

Today Jojo has drawn Wolverine.

In order to understand the full meaning of this drawing, you’ll need a little back story. I’m something of a Wolvie fan myself and own a wolverine t-shirt that I wear, probably once a week. So when I asked Jojo to draw Wolverine, she knew that she should know what he looks like, but also knew that she didn’t. She told me afterward that it pained her to draw this one because with every new line she added, she knew she was just making it more and more incorrect.

Really though, this drawing is very good. She got all the colors right and she had the right idea about his mask. Wolverine’s weird mask-shaped-like-his-hair things, are strange enough that you can’t fault her for drawing them more like ears. She made his arms all yellow instead of bare, and sometimes his boots have pointy things like his mask, but this is recognizable as Wolverine.

I also like that she gave him the big “X” on his chest that the original X-Factor used to wear, even though she’d never seen them. Basically, I like it when design choices are so obvious (hey, let’s put big X’s on them!), that Jojo comes up with them independently.

Oh right, and the way she drew his butt is funny.

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