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A Supergirl review

Reviews for last years Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the 8th Grade keep popping up. This one posted to the Diamond Comics Bookshelf site, by Doctor Katie Monnin, where she discusses using comics as an educational tool:

"For anyone who has ever wondered if the young adult, middle-level superhero graphic novel could appeal to today’s students, look no further!
I am pleased to introduce you to the brilliant, contemporarily appropriate (not to mention hilarious!) Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the 8th Grade.  The clever writing of Landry Q. Walker and his subtle understanding of today’s young adult population will surely capture your students’ interests.  Even the artwork is contemporary and smart.  The spatial-brilliance of Eric Jones not only leads the young adult reader from one well drawn moment to the next, but also reinforces the significance behind why we should teach today’s young adults to be both print-text and image-text literate."

On the same page she revi…

Production Art - Wonder Woman and Teen Titans

I haven't posted any of Eric's production art in a while. And to be fair, there isn't usually as much generated for Batman: The Brave and the Bold as there is for something like Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures. Usually. In the case of our latest issue, with guest stars Wonder Woman, the Teen Titans, and enemies Nocturna, Egghead and Y'gg Phu Soggoth (Egg Fu) there was a bit of design work that needed to be done.

Primarily there was the question of how to present Wonder Woman. Eric and I are both children of the 70's and subsequently are both influenced heavily by the Superfriends cartoon of that era. This early test cover gives an idea of where we might have gone with Diana:

Now... we produced this months ago. Long before Wonder Woman (briefly) appeared on the show. And we wanted to try to match what might be done with Wonder Woman on the show. Long story short, we had reason to assume Diana would be presented fairly close to her 1950's self. So we altered our ori…