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Not Your Sidekick by C. B. Lee – another futuristic, post-cataclysm science fiction, this one features a world of supervillains and superheroes. The main protagonist, Jessica, starts off as a bitter teen (because she has no awesome powers like the rest of her family) and her journey is well worth a read.

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for robins and batgirls, for young avengers, for teen titans, for runaways and gifted youngsters



i. teenagers||my chemical romance
ii. we are young||fun(ft.janelle monae)
iii. white teeth teens||lorde
iv. young volcanoes||fall out boy
v. a better son/daughter||rilo kiley
vi. glory and gore||lorde
vii. wake me up||avicii
viii. young legends||sleigh bells
ix. carry on||fun
x. the phoenix||fall out boy
xi. the fighter||gym class heroes(ft.ryan tedder)


I couldn’t help myself. Here’s my contribution to @geek-fashionista‘s Sidekick!Adrien AU, in which Adrien is not a miraculous holder but starts off as a talented hacker who becomes determined to aid Ladybug in whatever capacity he can (hacking security feeds, opening locks remotely, convenient blackouts, etc). He learns martial arts and rides a motorcycle, kind of like Batman.  :P  Whenever he isn’t modeling he wears glasses, hoodies, and beanies to hide his changing physique. Eventually they get together and adorable-ness ensues.  ;)

I had to do a comic about the hilariousness of civilian Marinette meeting Adrien, and Alya trying to hook her up with her own boyfriend.

Plus, pixie haircut older Marinette?  Yes, please.  Nino with an undercut was a spur of the moment idea.  Oh, and drawing older Alya has become my new favorite thing. 

I realized that 3 out of the 4 people that appear in this comic have glasses, so I had to make their frames as different as possible.  :P

Marinette’s outfit is reminiscent of the original Marinette/Bridgette’s ensemble, in case it looks familiar ;)

EDIT: Someone noticed I forgot to draw a mask on Ladybug!  Whoopsies~! I went ahead and fixed that.  ;)

The signs as Disney Sidekicks
  • Aries:Mushu — Mulan
  • Taurus:Pascal — Tangled
  • Gemini:Tinkerbell — Peter Pan
  • Cancer:Jiminy Cricket — Pinocchio
  • Leo:Sebastian — Little Mermaid
  • Virgo:Pegasus — Hercules
  • Libra:Zazu — The Lion King
  • Scorpio:Genie — Aladdin
  • Sagittarius:Terk — Tarzan
  • Capricorn:Archimedes — Sword In The Stone
  • Aquarius:Timothy Q. Mouse — Dumbo
  • Pisces:Piglet — Winnie the Pooh

Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee

Welcome to Andover… where superpowers are common, but internships are complicated. Just ask high school nobody, Jessica Tran. Despite her heroic lineage, Jess is resigned to a life without superpowers and is merely looking to beef-up her college applications when she stumbles upon the perfect (paid!) internship—only it turns out to be for the town’s most heinous supervillain. On the upside, she gets to work with her longtime secret crush, Abby, who Jess thinks may have a secret of her own. Then there’s the budding attraction to her fellow intern, the mysterious “M,” who never seems to be in the same place as Abby. But what starts as a fun way to spite her superhero parents takes a sudden and dangerous turn when she uncovers a plot larger than heroes and villains altogether.

From the author of Seven Tears at High Tide, C.B. Lee, the super hero saga takes flight in September, from Duet Books.

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I decided to draw the whole Ladybug costume redesign I came up with for the Sidekick!Adrien AU.  I had most elements of the outfit figured out, but I hadn’t decided on all the details.  I wanted the top to resemble a ladybug a bit more, so there are more curves, like with ladybug wings.