Imagine you’re married to the worst bad guy from your favorite sci-fi movie. An alien dictator feared throughout the universe, who will kill you if you leave – but you need to escape for the sake of your three children. All you have are your wits, your bodyguard, and three guns. Welcome to EMPRESS, your new favorite comic.
Here’s a variant cover I did for Mark and Stuart’s Empress #1. Is it just me or does Mr. Immonen have just a ridiculous amount of talent?! The best part of this gig was being able to have a good chat with him about art, music and Toronto. Pencils and inks by me.
Two actors that were truly contemporaries were Katharine Hepburn and John Wayne - they were born a mere two weeks apart. It wasn’t until 1975 that they were in a film together, though - Rooster Cogburn.
It’s a stretch to think of a Hepburn as a star struck fan of anyone’s, but as this letter to Wayne shows, star struck she was.