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.

~ Thursday, April 5 ~
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Today Jojo draws Unico.
Thanks for all your suggestions yesterday. Don’t be surprised if you see more of them pop up over the coming weeks. We decided to go with Unico, the relatively obscure manga/anime unicorn/child because Jojo and I have a special place for him in our hearts.
We both grew up watching Unico cartoons, but Jojo kept her VHS and re-watched it over the years. I, on the other hand, forgot what the show was called and was unable to find any proof that it ever existed. I spent twenty years of my life saying,
"No really! There’s this little unicorn and the gods want to kill him because he makes people happy so some wind lady saves him but she has to keep him on the move so whenever he starts to make people happy again, he has to leave and there’s this evil puppet that’s turning people into stone statues to build a tower and there’s a bunch of monsters who got turned to statues and the baby monsters were crying! Also the little unicorn can turn into a big unicorn! Wait, why are you walking away from me?"
Then I met Jojo, she explained to me that I was not losing my mind, and we’ve been friends ever since.

Today Jojo draws Unico.

Thanks for all your suggestions yesterday. Don’t be surprised if you see more of them pop up over the coming weeks. We decided to go with Unico, the relatively obscure manga/anime unicorn/child because Jojo and I have a special place for him in our hearts.

We both grew up watching Unico cartoons, but Jojo kept her VHS and re-watched it over the years. I, on the other hand, forgot what the show was called and was unable to find any proof that it ever existed. I spent twenty years of my life saying,

"No really! There’s this little unicorn and the gods want to kill him because he makes people happy so some wind lady saves him but she has to keep him on the move so whenever he starts to make people happy again, he has to leave and there’s this evil puppet that’s turning people into stone statues to build a tower and there’s a bunch of monsters who got turned to statues and the baby monsters were crying! Also the little unicorn can turn into a big unicorn! Wait, why are you walking away from me?"

Then I met Jojo, she explained to me that I was not losing my mind, and we’ve been friends ever since.

Tags: anime manga unico unicorns fever dreams
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~ Friday, February 10 ~
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Today Jojo draws Hawkeye!
Thus, we conclude our week of Jojo drawing The Avengers from memory. I think we saved the best for last.
I don’t even know what to say here. I’m at a loss for words. I’ll give Jojo points for knowing that Hawkeye fights with a bow and arrow, and I suppose that haircut looks like movieverse Hawkeye.
Apparently Jojo felt Hawkeye should have a super power. She also decided that super power was to pull living hawks out of his eye, and use them as arrows. That’s literally insane.
The only thing I’ll say is that there is a tragedy here today. You see, Jojo loves coloring characters purple. Drawing purple characters is her favorite thing. She gets sad when she finds out someone is supposed to be purple, but she didn’t know that and missed her chance. And so it is with a heavy heart that I reveal to Jojo what Hawkeye is supposed to look like:

I’m sorry.

Today Jojo draws Hawkeye!

Thus, we conclude our week of Jojo drawing The Avengers from memory. I think we saved the best for last.

I don’t even know what to say here. I’m at a loss for words. I’ll give Jojo points for knowing that Hawkeye fights with a bow and arrow, and I suppose that haircut looks like movieverse Hawkeye.

Apparently Jojo felt Hawkeye should have a super power. She also decided that super power was to pull living hawks out of his eye, and use them as arrows. That’s literally insane.

The only thing I’ll say is that there is a tragedy here today. You see, Jojo loves coloring characters purple. Drawing purple characters is her favorite thing. She gets sad when she finds out someone is supposed to be purple, but she didn’t know that and missed her chance. And so it is with a heavy heart that I reveal to Jojo what Hawkeye is supposed to look like:

I’m sorry.

Tags: comics marvel avengers hawkeye fever dreams
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