Illustration work continues on Natalie Zina Walschots’s excellent and hotly anticipated poetry collection, DOOM: Love Poems for Supervillains. (It can’t ALL be Playboy interviews.) Here are some sketches of section pages, followed by more polished illustrations along the same lines. As you can see, I bumped up the kink a bit.
First are the sketches for the section named ‘Bondage,’ dealing with places of imprisonment for supervillains (Arkham Asylum, The Vault, etc). My first thought were some kryptonite handcuffs:
A more elaborate drawing involved someone being sexily pushed up against a Phantom Zone mirror prison thing from Superman II, but it was hard to illustrate clearly:
Walschots astutely noted that there should be someone using the Kryptonite handcuffs, which influenced the next iteration. (And before you mention it, I realize Kryptonite would have no effect on Tw0-Face … not that it’s necessarily Two-Face in the illustration.)
Next, the section illustration for ‘Rogues Gallery 1: Domination.’ First thought was a globe with some super-undies tossed hastily across its surface. Then I threw in a knife for good measure. And menace:
Then, I went with a Red-Skull-esque villain, so I could emphasize the riding crop:
Still, it wasn’t sexy enough, so I added assless pants in the next iteration:
I think it’s tasteful. Maybe. More illustration work to come!