And still more LOL
I always draw a lot of these because they are quick and fun . . and sometimes it’s hard to part with them at cons (Like i really love my Natasha and Sharon one here).
And still making more, but I may or may not have them done in time to scan, which maybe y’all won’t mind since I’ve been flooding my tumblr with these things.
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"Why can’t we discover that Peter is exploring his sexuality? It’s hardly even groundbreaking! So why can’t he be gay? Why can’t he be into boys?" - Andrew Garfield on Michael B Jordan as MJ Watson
As Johnny Storm, as MJ Watson, I don’t care, just give me Michael B. Jordan and Andrew Garfield having hot makeouts, okay.
Pete and MJ. Those crazy kids.
After a lot of time and struggle to get this piece out there and finished, here it finally is! The client wanted a fashion inspired take on Spidey’s three leading ladies, Mary Jane, Gwen Stacy, and Felicia Hardy - something akin to a Vogue cover, he mentioned. I was absolutely excited at the prospect of juxtaposing all three of these women together in a piece. I have done a MJ/Gwen piece in the past and needed to do a new take on their looks and styles. I really wanted each woman to feel different, and while I’m happy with their fashion choices I do wish their faces came out a bit more distinct. I really tried - even going so far as to base them on different actresses. But let’s be honest, most Hollywood starlets fall into a very narrow standard of beauty. So a bad translation of faces mixed with a fairly slim view of Hollywood beauty leads to so-so character distinction.
After I finished it I knew I had to create a mock Vogue cover to complete the feel of the piece. I am not a graphic designer by any means to don’t knock the type treatments too harshly. I’ve no clue what I’m doing. Hopefully it’s all really coy and cute and playful. Enjoy, Tumblrites. I realize Tumblr is not made for comments but I do enjoy catching them when I can so comment or reply away! Love the feedback.
commission. Mary Jane, Spider-Man. good times.
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“Will you do me a favor, Peter? Say “Hello” for me and — tell Gwen I miss her, too…”
A lot of people insist on pitting Gwen and Mary Jane against each other, for the simple fact that they are two women in the same story. It happens everywhere; you can’t have two females supporting each other without something ridiculous in the background, like them secretly fighting for the same man, same job position, the affection of a same family member… And it’s unfair, and sexist and it perpetuates silly ideas that “all women are catty and backstabbing whores”. In Spider-Man it’s no different. Not in the story, though, but within the fans. (Some) Gwen fans will say that Mary Jane is a slut for sleeping with Peter’s friends and that the only reason he went for her was for comfort after Stacy’s death, MJ fans will say Gwen was just a silly high-school crush and that she never really mattered, completely disregarding the fact that it is possible for people love love more than one person in their lives, and the love isn’t bigger or smaller, but different, since we fall in love with different people for different reasons. It’s obvious to anyone who’s read the comics that Peter loved both girls very much. It’s not a competition, it’s not about who’s “better” and who understands him more, or is prettier, or nicer, or smarter. It’s about Peter loving them both at different points in his life, and them being equally important to him. Also, Gwen and MJ were friends, and she suffered Gwen’s death too. There’s no reason to pit them against one another (or say that Mary Jane fell for Spider-Man while Gwen fell for Peter — Emma Stone, I’m looking at you), because neither them nor Peter himself did.
The line in the panel above, from Spider-Man: Blue (in which Peter records tapes for Gwen, long after her death, reminiscing on their time together and Mary Jane walks in on him), represents it best. The story was never about Gwen vs. MJ. It’s about Gwen and MJ.