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Cartoonist Jill Thompson has been tweeting it up in recent months, talking everything from comics to wrestling, Halloween and more. And last night she posted a unique piece of art guaranteed to get fanboys and fangirls wagging.
On the right is a watercolor Thompson posted of her own wild and delectable take on DC’s Wonder Woman. Although you might not remember it, she drew the title for a brief stint in 1990 and was even asked to do a story with the character for the original Wednesday Comics. Can I see a show of hands for who wants to see Jill go to Themiscyra?
In a response to a question on Twitter about ideas she might have for a story to go with this image, Thompson said “I DO have an OGN I’d love to do. :)”
Last year I interviewed Thompson for Newsarama.com about her work on Beasts of Burden, where she talked about this very subject, saying:
I very much enjoyed working on the superhero stuff in the beginning of my career. I’d love to do some more. I love all kinds of comics. It’s more been the case of being busy working on all sorts of other stuff. And, I think that sometimes, because of the all-ages material that I’ve created, some people have forgotten that I can do superheroes as well. The two pitches I’ve got up at DCU are superheroes; one is a Wonder Woman graphic novel and the other is a Superman graphic novel. Both painted full-color things, taking place outside of continuity, for folks who understand the premise of the characters. Because the core DC characters are so perfectly iconic and easy to describe in one sentence. Classic. Something that won’t be overwhelmed by all the convoluted continuity. I always like to tell stories that will be more timeless. Something a person could grab off the shelf in 10 years and it will not seem dated. That’s one of the things I strive to create.
Don’t despair, Marvel-ites — Jill also said she’d love to do something with Wolverine.