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© 2008 - 2019 AdamHughes
Year: 2008
Client: DC Comics
Media: Pencil & India Ink on Strathmore 500 Series Illustration Board, then colored with Adobe Photoshop CS2


Promotional giveaway poster for DC Comics at 2008 conventions. A big job. Woof.

The reason why Catwoman is the only character wearing black (DC wanted everyone in white) is because DC didn't want Catwoman included! Her book was being canceled at the time, and it was felt that they shouldn't be 'promoting her' as a result.

I argued and argued for her inclusion, and decided to draw her in for my own benefit, all the way on the end, knowing I could Photoshop her out in the coloring phase. Typically when DC saw Catwoman, they loved her and asked if she could be included. This was about 12 hours before the piece was due.

Catwoman was only penciled at that point, so I knew I could ink her in a black dress and there'd be no time for it to be changed, so.... there you go.

If you're looking for a STORY reason why Selina is in black, not just my behind-the-curtains explanation: Selina gets invited, at the last minute, to this 'Women of DC' photo-shoot, and is told to wear white. Out of spite, she wears the blackest dress she's ever stolen. She DID bring a white cat, though!

From the left side: Catwoman, Barbara Gordon (seated), Zatanna, Black Canary, Powergirl, Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batwoman (seated), Vixen, Poison Ivy, & Harley Quinn.
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Reaper1998's avatar
All beautiful and badass.
good job  
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MisseurEtoile's avatar
Wonder Woman may not be blond? 
West coast Los Angeles manga affinity 90's child.
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HoaryStar's avatar
"Always up for an alternative to reveal shimmer of intelligence through her eyes."
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MisseurEtoile's avatar
"What would intelligence uniquely be through her shimmer?"
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HoaryStar's avatar
"A conscious domain?"
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nnylaker's avatar
LOVE IT!
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SuncatStudio|Hobbyist General Artist
I appreciate that you included Selina. Her in-story rationale makes her sound like the evil fairy of "Sleeping Beauty".
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scwhatshisface1992's avatar
I always thought that bat woman was Lois lane woops 
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UltraEs-Pii's avatar
I wish you made Batwoman w/o the red wig. she'd be more recognizable.
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emi386|Hobbyist Artist
Lol cute n' creative!
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urzapw2000's avatar
looks awesome!
great picture!!!
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Delibird37|Professional Digital Artist
hey!
nice it looks great
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LeadingPlantLady|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love this drawing
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MorgensternX's avatar
Catwoman: "Wear a white dress? Yeah... Rules are for other people." ((slips into something dark))

Still an epic piece, years later.
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katietheunicorn's avatar
This is amazing I love Dc comics and seeing this makes me love them even more and want to learn about the people I didn't recognize (i only recognized 5)
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thaynenova's avatar
i love the women of dc. beautiful picture.
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RachellMaycy's avatar
this is amazing
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Dragonfire211|Hobbyist General Artist
whats that
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jyyyzzz's avatar
Amazing job!
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GTKeil's avatar
This is amazing. Great work.
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