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, December 2 ~
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This is our 100th post!
If you take away the Holiday drawings (for Labor Day, Halloween and Thanksgiving), the two Catwoman comics (third part to be posted next week) and the JoJo-ustice League poster… that means Jojo has drawn 93 heroes since we started!
In honor of that we’re going to look back the the drawing that started it all. One day, oh those many months ago, Jojo started drawing X-Men on her placemat at lunch. She pretty much only knew them from Marvel vs. Capcom 2 and some are more accurate than others.
Since then, I’ve had her re-draw everyone from the placemat, except for Professor X, so let’s see if she’s gotten better or worse with time!
Gambit

Her original Gambit was pretty spot on, although she gave him glasses he doesn’t have. Her full Gambit drawing adds Gambit’s weird eyes… but also makes him look like a zombie or something.
Storm

Her original Storm drawing is what really made me want to do this blog, because it doesn’t look very much like Storm, but I could tell who it was supposed to be.
Cable

See this one is funny. Her original drawing, when she wasn’t thinking about it, looks a lot like Cable. The goggles are weird but she got the hair and shoulder pads. When she did a full drawing of him, it turned into Cyclops with Doctor Octopus arms. Though,  Cable’s giant gun looks the same in both.
Wolverine

I think her original Wolverine got the mask a little more right. They’re pretty much the same.
Rogue

Her original Rogue looks more like the movie version of the character, and the new one looks like the ’90s version. Funny story, I’d actaully asked her to draw Jean Grey, and she thought this was her. 
Magneto

She drew his helmet the same way both times, and the wrinkles on his face. He got a lot meaner in the new one, and fatter.
Juggernaut

Jojo draws men like their muscles are stuffed with potatoes. Juggernaut is King Potato. In the new one she added nipples.
Cyclops

In her original, she drew a fairly accurate ’90s cyclops. In her full drawing she got lazy, didn’t want to think of his costume and drew movie Cyclops. She also gets Cyclops and Cable’s names mixed up. A lot.
Nightcrawler

These are both the same: adorable.
Beast

Finally, Beast. I guess her original is more accurate, because at least he’s not a wolf-man but neither of these are quite right. I’m going to give points to the full drawing for putting him in glasses and a lab coat. At least that’s the right tone. 
And there ya have it! It’s a mixed bag, sometimes they are the same and sometimes the new one is a different version of the character. The funniest one is Cable becuase she clearly had some idea who that character was, and then forgot and drew Cyclops.
Here’s to Jojo drawing 93 MORE heroes!

This is our 100th post!

If you take away the Holiday drawings (for Labor Day, Halloween and Thanksgiving), the two Catwoman comics (third part to be posted next week) and the JoJo-ustice League poster… that means Jojo has drawn 93 heroes since we started!

In honor of that we’re going to look back the the drawing that started it all. One day, oh those many months ago, Jojo started drawing X-Men on her placemat at lunch. She pretty much only knew them from Marvel vs. Capcom 2 and some are more accurate than others.

Since then, I’ve had her re-draw everyone from the placemat, except for Professor X, so let’s see if she’s gotten better or worse with time!

Gambit

Her original Gambit was pretty spot on, although she gave him glasses he doesn’t have. Her full Gambit drawing adds Gambit’s weird eyes… but also makes him look like a zombie or something.

Storm


Her original Storm drawing is what really made me want to do this blog, because it doesn’t look very much like Storm, but I could tell who it was supposed to be.

Cable


See this one is funny. Her original drawing, when she wasn’t thinking about it, looks a lot like Cable. The goggles are weird but she got the hair and shoulder pads. When she did a full drawing of him, it turned into Cyclops with Doctor Octopus arms. Though,  Cable’s giant gun looks the same in both.

Wolverine


I think her original Wolverine got the mask a little more right. They’re pretty much the same.

Rogue


Her original Rogue looks more like the movie version of the character, and the new one looks like the ’90s version. Funny story, I’d actaully asked her to draw Jean Grey, and she thought this was her. 

Magneto


She drew his helmet the same way both times, and the wrinkles on his face. He got a lot meaner in the new one, and fatter.

Juggernaut


Jojo draws men like their muscles are stuffed with potatoes. Juggernaut is King Potato. In the new one she added nipples.

Cyclops


In her original, she drew a fairly accurate ’90s cyclops. In her full drawing she got lazy, didn’t want to think of his costume and drew movie Cyclops. She also gets Cyclops and Cable’s names mixed up. A lot.

Nightcrawler


These are both the same: adorable.

Beast

Finally, Beast. I guess her original is more accurate, because at least he’s not a wolf-man but neither of these are quite right. I’m going to give points to the full drawing for putting him in glasses and a lab coat. At least that’s the right tone. 

And there ya have it! It’s a mixed bag, sometimes they are the same and sometimes the new one is a different version of the character. The funniest one is Cable becuase she clearly had some idea who that character was, and then forgot and drew Cyclops.

Here’s to Jojo drawing 93 MORE heroes!

Tags: comics X-men marvel marvel vs. capcom gaming wolverine Rogue gambit magneto juggernaut cable storm beast nightcrawler
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~ Monday, November 14 ~
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Today, Jojo draws Nightcrawler.
The whole idea for this blog came when Jojo drew a bunch of x-men on a place mat at lunch (it’s also the background image we use). For some reason it felt like cheating to just have her do those characters again, so we’ve been slowly trickling in drawings of X-Men. Finally we get to my favorite X-Man, Nightcrawler.
I have nothing bad to say about this drawing. I love it. I wish she had tried to draw his costume but, like with Cyclops, she mostly knows the character from the movie X2 and he doesn’t really wear a costume in that. She drew his hair very curly, which some artists do in the comics. I do wonder where she got the idea though, since he doesn’t really have curly hair in the movie.
When she sent me this drawing (she did it over the weekend) she added: “fun fact: i was tipsy when i drew the sketchy under drawing for this.”
So maybe that’s where the curly hair came from.

Today, Jojo draws Nightcrawler.

The whole idea for this blog came when Jojo drew a bunch of x-men on a place mat at lunch (it’s also the background image we use). For some reason it felt like cheating to just have her do those characters again, so we’ve been slowly trickling in drawings of X-Men. Finally we get to my favorite X-Man, Nightcrawler.

I have nothing bad to say about this drawing. I love it. I wish she had tried to draw his costume but, like with Cyclops, she mostly knows the character from the movie X2 and he doesn’t really wear a costume in that. She drew his hair very curly, which some artists do in the comics. I do wonder where she got the idea though, since he doesn’t really have curly hair in the movie.

When she sent me this drawing (she did it over the weekend) she added: “fun fact: i was tipsy when i drew the sketchy under drawing for this.”

So maybe that’s where the curly hair came from.

Tags: comics nightcrawler x-men marvel
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