Rural Jurors*

*Well, not really...I just really dig that joke from 30 ROCK. Anyway, here are a few spots from tomorrow's Washington City Paper, about the intricacies and inconsistencies of selecting a jury for a death penalty case, and the lengths people go to to ensure they don't have to serve.


Girl of Steel

As a result of a blog post a couple weeks ago by Dean Trippe, it seems like everyone is taking a crack at redesigning the girl of steel's costume, in a response to DC's current efforts to whore her up as much as possible. For the record, I've always thought the folks at DC did a pretty good job with her costume, and I especially dug the Timm version that was used in the various animated series, even if it does seem slightly dated, I suppose, ten years on.

Anyhow, I decided to play along and take a crack at it, and I'm pretty pleased with the results. I started with a bunch of sketches, and about halfway across the page I settled on wanting her to have a sort-of "Street Angel meets Supergirl" kind of look, a little more grounded in reality (hence, the hoodie). Also, I tried to beef her up a bit, although I'm not sure how much of that came across in the final version.



Long time no post...my apologies. Been working on some fun stuff that, unfortunately, I can't share just yet. Stay tuned.

Anyhow, I do have this to show...Grant Morrison's new and improved Bulleteer from Seven Soldiers. Obviously, I'm no pro at the chrome/metal effects, usually opting for a mor animation-based flat shadow theme...but I figured I could live with this as an embarrassing public "first attempt". If anyone out there has any ideas or insights into how to improve for next time, please feel free to share 'em.