Commission done for a client of the supporting character, Laethwen from the old Sword of the Atom series. For those that might not remember, that’s the one they made the DC Short out of that we’re STILL waiting on a conclusion to. Basically, Ray Palmer gets stuck at a small size and lost in the rainforest. There he encounters a race of tiny aliens called the Katharans that’s taken up residence in the Amazon rainforest. (Because it’s comics everyone! And that’s not even the strangest thing to come out of DC comics in the late Bronze Age.)

Anyway, I hope you like it. :)

L is for Laethwyn

Laethwyn was the love interest for Ray Palmer in the Sword of the Atom Mini-Series and Specials in the mid 1980s. Unfortunately, she went bye-bye when the Atom got relaunched in more traditional super-hero stories later. I think the horrible third Sword of the Atom Special also did something to kill the Sword of the Atom franchise, which was a wonderful homage to Edgar Rice Burroughs’ John Carter.

UPDATE: Updated to the color version. You can also buy a print of this drawing if you’re so inclined, over at DeviantArt.