W o o d (wood) says: I think there's something about skirts in "Powers" by Bendis and Oeming, where an experienced superhero explains to a young superheroine that she should wear some kind of skirt over her tights, if she doesn't want everybody to see her buttcrack on TV...
Leon Arnott (l) says: To my astonishment, I have just realised that not one of these costumes is a white lab coat. You seem to have forgotten the uniform of Helen's occupation, Shaenon!
Dave III (dave_iii) says:
Knowing that Helen looks like you, Shaenon, makes this revelation a bit more awkward; but it's was Helen's appearance that attracted me to the comic in the first place. Not in a creepy, sexual way, but in an appreciation for body-types way. Helen was, respectfully, an attractivly heavy woman. So many comics have skinny women, over-hourglass-y women, or ugly fat women. Helen was different, she was a woman of substance and (in spite of her evilness) cute in her own way. Her shins, particularly, defied convention; I'm a big fan of anime and there is not an anime character alive (so to speak) with ankles that wouldn't shatter if you looked at them funny. Helen's legs, ending with her pidgeon toed-feet, were a much needed breath of fresh air in my comics experience.
Please don't think I'm being weird or creepy. ^_^
John Wells (johnwwells) says:
My favorite costumes for flying characters are the ones in Reman Mythology, which are both stylish and practical:
And I just noticed the slippers. Tweely brilliant. (If tweely is not a word, it should be.)
Josh Burson (schreibergasse) says:
I'd just like to second Dave III.
And say that for this reason, (not to detract from the mad genius of les Foglios), I've always wanted to see how you'd draw Agatha, who always feels as though she ought to look a little more like Helen.
Nick Alcock (nix) says: Josh: exactly. Helen is shaped like a human being. Agatha is shaped like a cartoon character (even discounting the trademark Foglio chest).
Amy Fiori (amy82986) says:
Josh and Nick: Have you seen the bonus comic drawn by Phil Foglio? In it, Helen looks almost exactly like Agatha -- like, if I'd seen those pictures and not had the context to know who it was, I'd have sworn it was Agatha. It seems that Helen and Agatha look incredibly alike in "real life" -- they're just drawn in different styles. So I would guess that Shaenon would probably draw Agatha to look almost exactly like Helen.Log In or Register to post a comment! It's free!
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