Hanna K. Draws Ultra Modern Teen Catwoman With Hello Kitty Accessories
As everybody keeps saying in a rather dazed manner, it's stunning the amount of good to very good to excellent comics being produced at the moment, and I have a litany of fantastic and favorite people working in comics right now; a good portion of whom I've discovered via work published online. One of these is ace Swedish artist Hanna K., who you may know of her via her excellent Legend of Zelda comic which blew up Tumblr. Her Tumblr is the best place to acquaint yourself with her work: she makes wonderful, giffed comics, like this one, called Owl Cafe. She's also published a couple of books with Swedish publishers, Peow! Studio; Third Wheel, a beautiful, fluro-blue riso-graph tale about a couple of kids encountering a strange being in a ruined future, is due for a September re-stock. I recommend keeping an eye out for that re-print so you can nab yourself a copy. If you need further convincing, you can see a gorgeous eight-page preview of it here.
Here's another reason to love Hannah K.- this week she tweeted some pictures of her notebook showing off an adorable, ultra-modern, and very comfy-looking teen Catwoman re-design. This Catwoman is decked out in a long pink hoodie with ears, tall lace-up high tops, a knowing Hello Kitty backpack, and large ear baubles. I'm not usually one for highlighting any version of a popular character people decide to knock out, but I love the age appropriateness of this; the cheeky, cheery nature which shines through, and the fact that it's not some black and blue, doom, gloom, impossibly anatomised rendition. Very cool.