Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Cookies!


This one's just a playful little sketch I did up earlier this week. As most of my friends know, and as I've mentioned in previous posts, I just love drawing big-headed (or "super-deformed") super-heroes.

And I know the powers-that-be at Marvel Comics have "ret-conned" Wolverine so that he's not Canadian anymore, but to me, he'll always be a short, hairy canuck.

Note: Ok, ok, looks like I was a bit premature about my scorn for wolvie not being a Canadian. Turns out several people have pointed out that he was born in Alberta, so he's still a canuck. But that still doesn't make up for him being named "James Howlett"...to me that's kinda like naming him "Fangs Wolvington" or something.

Thanks to everyone who sent in the correct info! Glad to see Canadians still love their unofficial super-hero mascot.

18 comments:

Dave said...

Wolvie's not Canadian? When did that happen?

Fun sketch too. We'll probably see you on Saturday at The Beguiling.

Have fun!

Dave

—J said...

Dear Marvel,

Civil War was bad enough, but why did you have to un-Canuck Logan?

Die in a fire.

-Jonn

da janx said...

This is my vote for the new Canadian flag.

Super-deformed is awesome.

Paul Conrad said...

Okay...this is lots of fun...
as always...

but...WHAT? Wolverine is not Canadian anymore?
Holy crap...could someone PLEASE straighten things out at Marvel?

Joel Priddy said...

Just adding my voice to the chorus of "Wha-huh?"

Let me guess. Now he's Texan.

Michael Cho said...

Hey guys, thanks for all the comments. I might have gotten the facts wrong on this though regarding Wolverine's "de-canadianization".

I had heard from some friends who read that "Origins" thing and they had told me that he was no longer a canuck. Now, having never read the the series or followed much of Marvel comics lately, I took it at face value. However, some recent people on the drawingboard.org have contradicted this.

Anyone got the real poop? I'd love to know.

Frank Cammuso said...

I believe Wolverine is Pomeranian.

At least I like to think he is.

Michael Cho said...

Trust Frank to come with the 411. I always knew Wolverine was a mutated yappy little dog...

chrishaley said...

I really like everyone's hair in this one.
I'm going to take this to the barber shop with me and say, "Make it like the short fellow there."

Not really.

Frannie said...

Okay... what's wrong with cookies AND beer?!

I love the weight and shape to the bodies!

Michael Cho said...

Chris: Well, strange as it may seem, I bet some other dudes have actually done that to the barber -- especially around comic convention time...

Frannie: I dunno...beer and cookies just doesn't mix for me. But hey, if it works for others...

Dapper Dan said...

Great pic man, love your inks. Logan is a canuck, no matta what anyone says!

Calavera Kid said...

this'll teach you to take what your friends say at face value.

beautiful bobble headed heroes! make mine cho!!

V said...

Great pic! And according to Wikipedia, he's from Alberta, Canada.

Kyu Shim said...

Almost droppped my cookie in my beer when I read that part of Wolvie not being a Canucklehead. Last few posts: verrry nice.

Michael Cho said...

Dapper Dan: thanks! And now, I officially stand corrected -- Wolverine is STILL a canuck, according to all the people who commented.

Calavera Kid: wasn't it you who told me this tidbit of incorrect info, Ramon? Serves me right, indeed! As for bobble-head -- ha! That's EXACTLY right! I never thought of it as being in bobble-head proportions, but now that I think about it, it fits perfectly!

V: thanks! If its in wikipedia, then it MUST be correct, right? I mean, the internet doesn't lie...

Kyu: hahah! Looks like Frannie was right, cookies and beer make a good combo for some!

Janice said...

this one is fun... Cookies and beer? mmm carbs and carbs... , well they are super heroes... do they have a button where fat, melts off their bodies.. if not their heads? *eyes twinkling*

Michael Cho said...

Hey, Janice! Thanks for stopping by. Yeah, it looks like one of the benefits of being a superhero is that you can eat like crap and still fit into tights. See all the women in recent marvel comics for an example...