so, last week i was thinking somebody should write a comic about a shy teen superhero whose powers are fueled directly by her own sense of embarrassment
then i, uh, wrote a ten-page script for it? and wound up kind of liking it a lot?
so consider yourself cordially invited to read issue #1 of my extremely indie superhero comic, and if you wish, you can illustrate it inside your mind, using the power of imagination!
(A teen girl sits on a swivel chair in her bedroom, facing the viewer. She’s got braces and glasses. Her hair is in a messy braid.)
PONNI: Hi! My name is Ponni Murthy. I’m sixteen, and um…
(We zoom out a little. She’s wearing a T-shit that says “The Moon ROCKS!” She’s holding a cane—covered in glow-in-the-dark star stickers—in one hand, and a stuffed animal cat—wearing a sloppily homemade astronaut costume—in the other. Posters cover the walls: fantasy movies, rocket ships, Ada Lovelace, Aamir Khan, Sally Ride, etc. She has multiple posters of the solar system. She gestures dramatically with her cane-hand)
PONNI: I LOVE OUTER SPACE!
(We return to her face. She looks very earnest.)
PONNI: That’s not, uh, directly relevant to the story, I just—I love it, so much.
(She has now taken on a pensive expression)
PONNI: I love a lot of stuff. But I used to feel a little weird about that.
(She is cheerful again)
PONNI: This is the story of how I got over (some of) my shyness, and rescued a gymnasium full of people, using dark powers I only kind of understand!
PONNI: We begin last year…
(Close-up on her stuffed cat, which is now holding a title card that reads): THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF PONNI MURTHY A.K.A. SHAME-FLAME THE UNCONQUERABLE)
The Jade Wolf restaurant, which is featured on the series Shadowhunters as the New York werewolf pack’s headquarters, will be opening its to-go service during New York Comic Con. Continuing to act as a cover for mundane eyes, this restaurant will be serving fortune cookies to the public from its take-out cart. Fans who are lucky enough to receive a “prize” fortune will receive New York Comic Con exclusive giveaway consisting of a Jade Wolf t-shirt or an exclusive Marvel artist-designed poster. (image source)
All my Sonic designs thus far…maybe I’ll do Julie-Su and Dulcy and maybe finish the Barby Koala. No plans for the other Sonic girls that have things already out there like Amy Rose, Cream or Blaze.
Okay I fibbed, there’s Barby Koala, who’s symbol is the ace because I felt like she was the ace up the sleeve of the Downunda Freedom Fighters. Not many other ladies to draw though. Most were one offs that have little fan base. Not sure anyone would want me to do Dulcy even though I personally like her.