Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Blackest Night, Bluest Drawing

Okay, so I'm back after a long hiatus. Been reading Blackest Night and it got me thinking about a character I remember from way back in the day — Driq of Criq. Driq was a Green Lantern that was killed by Sinestro, but his ring refused to let him die. He was basically a zombie who spouted various moans and groans, but could still sling a ring and survive anything Sinestro could throw at him. Kinda reminds me of the Black Lanterns of today without all the drawn out hoopla.

That said, I keep hoping (or holding out) that Driq will again reappear as the hero of Blackest Night. Nothing against Hal Jordan and the rest of the Corps, but Driq was always an oddity, who stood out in my heart as an essential part of the Green Lantern universe — always ready to play a bigger role.

Now to the blue part of the title...Lilah makes it pretty much impossible to get any drawing done anymore. She sees Daddy drawing, she's gotta be drawing, too. Usually right on the page I'm working on. With Driq here she was drawing Spider-man. After awhile you start to see ol' Spidey...

Sure, I could draw after she goes to bed, but by then I'm usually done and ready for bed. I'm working on getting up earlier to get some drawing done or just resigning myself to dealing with plenty of non-repro blue (her weapon of choice) showing up on my work. I'm guessing it'll be the latter.

Hope everyone had a safe and happy Turkey Day.



todd said...

i DO see spidey!!

maybe it's time to get lilah her own special drawing board...and special paper...much nicer than the paper that daddy's working on...
always loved the driq.

Christian D. Leaf said...

If only it were that easy, Todd. She has her own easel, complete with rolls of paper, chalkboard and numerous other accoutrements. She even has her own sketchbook, but those are all forgotten with her ol' man is sketching in his.

It's cute though and I'll probably complain when she stops, so I'll enjoy it while I can.

Matt Wieringo said...

Ha! Ryan Ottley's kid has nothing on Lilah!

That Green Lantern drawing was going places. Pretty cool. That's a pretty creepy idea, though, when you think about it. Not sure I'd want my sector protected by a green ring dragging a bag of rotting meat behind it.

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