Friday, February 15, 2019

A Drawing a Day February 15

February 15 - Torchy Brown


Creator-owned.

To celebrate Black History Month, I'm participating in #28black and drawing one black superhero or villain per day.

Today we show respect to a trailblazer.





Jackie Ormes (August 1, 1911 – December 26, 1985) is the first African-American woman cartoonist and creator of the "Torchy Brown in Dixie to Harlem" comic strip in 1937 and the "Patty-Jo 'n' Ginger" a single-panel cartoon.

In 1950, Ormes re-invented her Torchy character in a new comic strip, "Torchy in Heartbeats." This Torchy was a beautiful, independent woman who finds adventure while seeking true love.

Ormes contracted with the Terri Lee doll company in 1947 to produce a play doll based on her little girl cartoon character. The Patty-Jo doll was on the shelves in time for Christmas and was the first American black doll to have an extensive upscale wardrobe.

Her heroines, like the iconic Torchy Brown, Candy, and Patty-Jo ‘n’ Ginger, all ignored the heinous, albeit expected, stereotypical look and actions of a black woman in media (fat, slow, dumb, not graceful etc). Ormes's characters are strong and independent women who are socially and politically aware, who strive for their goals against all odds, defy social norms, and pick themselves up by the bootstraps and move on to the next adventure, instead of languishing in their downfalls.

You may find more information on this web site
http://jackieormes.com/


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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Happy Valentines Day

Love


A commission I did for a wife to present to her husband. She wrote the story and I drew a comic strip about how they first met and fell in love. I gave her the digital art file. She had it printed and framed. As you can see, he was very happy. Love always wins. Happy Valentines Day! ❤️
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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

A Drawing a Day February 13

February 13 - Ironheart

(Riri Williams) has Super-Genius Intelligence.Riri has devised and created various contrivances, including her own version of the Iron Man Armor, which she reverse-engineered from scratch. She used the name Iron Man while Tony Stark was out of action A Marvel Comics character. To celebrate Black History Month, I'm participating in #28black and drawing one black superhero or villain per day.



Time-lapse of the drawing

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Sunday, February 10, 2019

A Drawing a Day February 10

February 10 - M'Shulla

Mud brother to Killraven during the War of the Worlds.

A Marvel Comics character.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

A Drawing a Day February 6

February 6 - Shadowman

Jack Boniface is the first Shadowman in the lineage

A Valiant Comics character.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

A Drawing a Day February 5

February 5 - Captain Marvel

Others have carried the mantle of Captain Marvel, yet Monica Rambeau was the first woman to do it. Monica may appear in the upcoming Captain Marvel movie without powers. Here's hoping in the future that she will appear with powers with one of her other codenames Photon, Pulsar or Spectrum.

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