Wednesday, 12 January 2011

A day late: Spider-Woman, to Know her is to Fear Her

Owing to a truly manic Tuesday, I'm a day late in getting up this drawing of one of my all-time favorite characters, Jessica Drew, the original Spider-Woman.

I know that she's been restored to her former prominence in Marvel Comics through the work of Brian Michael Bendis, but, man, I was digging on her way back before it was all cool to do so, as evidenced by these circa 1995 Spider-Woman samples I did. What was I thinking drawing Spider-Woman in 1995? I should have been drawing Youngblood or Bloodspot or Bloodblood or some sort of crap.

Anyway, here's to Spider-Woman, an odd duck of a character with an amazing design, whose odd duck of a series has many, many cool and weird happenings in it, as well as some great artwork by Carmine Infantino and Steve Leialoha, among others. Check it out!


  1. THAT's why I got up this morning! I knew there was a good reason.

  2. Waited all day and a half for that!
    And a fine job you did! I like what you did with the face and eyes. I don't know what it is...but it's good.

  3. Hope it was worth the wait for you.

    I should mention that Spider-Woman is very fun to draw. What an awesome design. I'd totally do a Spider-Woman book.

  4. A much underrated character. Lovely drawing, too.