Hey all... just wanted to let you know that I changed my username from WitchySaint to DAlexisStPierre.
Also I wanted to announce the NY Times project that Jamie and I have been working so hard on these past few weeks.
was asked (then he asked me since were doing these "Legacy" commissions together) to contribute to the New York Times GLBT & Aliies Network's Gay Pride Celebration.
There will be 10 posters on display for the month of June in the buildings cafeteria. Each poster will show a variety of categories like Entertainers, Trendsetters, Politicians, and Power Duos to name a few. For the first time, comic book characters will be added to the mix.
Each poster will have a list of at least 5 people in each category who has made an impact on the GLBT community. Our board ranges from mainstream to indie comics, a range of the community and all honored for their achievements:
Karma - One of the first openly Lesbian mainstream comicbook characters and for being a mentor/teacher to a new generation.
Phazer - Critically acclaimed Gay indie character praised on how well the character was written and for being an adoptive father/mentor for a group of kids who lost their parents.
Mystique - Iconic Bisexual character in mainstream comics. She is known by many, including people who don't read comics.
Northstar - First openly Gay superhero in mainstream comics.
Batwoman - First openly Lesbian character to have a critically acclaimed on-going series and the first GLBT character to wear an iconic mantle.
These characters were chosen and we were happy to draw/color them. But there's still more. We just finished Shatterstar and Rictor for the Power Duo board (both bisexual men in a gay relationship) and are finishing up Solstice from Teen Titans for the board focusing on Allies to the GLBT community.
You can check out the artwork here:
Thank you guys for all the support!!
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i saw the other mock ups for solstice and shatterstar/rictor today. looking good. i'll send pics when i get them
I was happy to hear about you guys having a chance to be a part of this project=] congrats Danielle
Thank you so much!
keep up the good work, and PLEASE let me know when you're free for commissioning, i need your colors over my work=]
Congrats! It sounds super awesome!
Congrats on being part of the project; it sounds like a pretty cool thing to be involved with! I hope your work is well-received there!
I'm surprised you guys didn't add Apollo and Midnighter to the mix.
The way I understand it Jamie gave them a list of characters and the person in charge picked the ones they wanted us to do. But there's always next year.
Yeah, he just told me. Either way, that's a great project to be part of. Hey, maybe next year you guys can do something like that for a media outlet out here on the west coast. Trust me, there's plenty of opportunity for those sorts of projects anywhere near San Francisco or down in West Hollywood.
apollo/midnighter and wiccan/hulking i was pushing for. but those chose diversity over popularity. shatterstar and rictor were chosen because they are both bisexual men in a gay relationship.
These are so awesome Alexis! So psyched to see these up! Congratulations.