Extendo-lashes

Here is Lily Collins

I am not much of an artist. I have been trying to learn, mostly as a function of being able to give writing concept better development as I perceive them. This morning I sat down and tried to draw a character (with Lily Collins as a base) but ended up crumpling up both of them and throwing them out. Coincidentally I was looking into an obscure DC team this morning called the Omega Men. I am not sure if their stories are memorable, but as I use a lot of campy science fiction for the inspiration I am always on the lookout for more. One photo was interesting to me which came fro the first encounter with Hal Jordan with the characters. The set up was kind of funny to begin with. As a native of Canada's Atlantic provinces, I rarely if ever see any comic book action set in the any of them, and while this was more far away Newfoundland it still kind of felt like home. The setup made sense though, the Omage Men needed a place to hide out of sight, and what better place in North America to do so. Equally Halm and Carol were interested in getting away from it all completely, and so again it was a perfect setting. Anyway here is the panel:

Again, I have very little experience as an artist, but one of the things which I thought was an unwritten rule among comic book artists was not to include accessories unless they are absolutely essential to the character, to the point of not including them as characteristics of certain characters instead of having to draw them time and again. This seems to be the case here as the artist has decided to give one of the characters (Kallista) nearly impossibly long eyelashes (they stick out from her face almost as far as her nose.) I guess it is just a case of artists not following one of their own rules.

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12 Comments
Posted by cbishop

You notice the minutest things. Kinda cool.

Posted by chalkshark

The biggest claim to fame the Omega Men have, as a series, is that Lobo debuted in that title. Outside of their encounters with Green Lantern, Superman, and the Teen Titans, they kept to their own corner of the DC Universe.

Posted by RazzaTazz
Posted by RazzaTazz
Posted by cbishop

@razzatazz: I meant it in a good way. Eyelashes shouldn't be as long as the nose, but people probably don't think about it too often when they see it. It's cool that you do. Didn't you also do "The Seductive Raising of the Sock?"

Posted by chalkshark

@razzatazz: Relatively. I bought the first series, though it's been years since I read it. Their adventures occurred in the Vega system, which is where Starfire's home planet, Tamaran, was located. When Wolfman and Perez began a story arc fleshing out Starfire's back story, the Omega Men were obvious guest stars. With the exception of Lobo, who at the time seemed like a throwaway adversary, none of the characters in the Omega Men ever really caught fire with the fans. Once the book was cancelled, the Omega Men were rarely seen. A few appeared in DC's Invasion mini-series. Seems like they might have guest starred in L.E.G.I.O.N., at some point. Their second coming, as it were, was in the Adam Strange mini-series that directly proceeded the Rann-Thangar mini-series, which, of course, lead into Infinite Crisis. I lost track of them after that. In the "new" 52, who knows if they even exist.

Posted by RazzaTazz

@cbishop: Thats right, its my most commented on blog actually, even before it started to get hit all the time by spammers.

Posted by RazzaTazz

@chalkshark: I remember them from the Rann Thanagar series. It was quite good.

Edited by cbishop

@razzatazz: That's probably because it's been linked on the news page for ages.

Edited by chalkshark

@razzatazz: Was there a specific question you had about them that you were looking for me to answer?

Posted by RazzaTazz

@chalkshark: Oh not really, just nice to converse with someone whose knowledge of comic history goes back farther than last week :)

Edited by chalkshark