Oct 1, 2010

The Nerdy Bird Adores - The Amazing Artwork of Agnes Garbowska

Mark another one down for Twitter. By way of a retweet (when someone you follow let's you see a tweet from someone you DON'T follow because they liked it/thought it was awful) I happened upon the art of one Agnes Garbowska. The tweet said "DC's Bad Kitties" so I obviously had to look at the link. It eventually led me to this gem.

Now, Catwoman isn't much of a space traveler as you can tell by the expression on her face but Dex-Starr looks to be having the time of his life. And how kind of him to shield her from the harshness of space by forming his Red Lantern energy around her.

This was so great I had to see what else Agnes had up her sleeve. I was scantly prepared for what awaited me.

"Hi, my name is Wolverine. I'm going to spill your guts on the floor with my bare claws. What? What are you laughing at? Don't pinch my cheeks! Who do you think you are bub!?!"

*falls down dead*

I already figured Agnes was a Green Lantern fan (so she's A-OK in my book) but according to her deviantArt page she really loved Blackest Night. "Why did you have to turn on the lights?" she captioned this oddly precious illustration of Black Lanterns closing in on Barry and Hal.

Besides creating about a gazillion adorable commissions and other works of art, Agnes has written a book, done some work for Marvel and just recently started her own (you guessed it) adorable webcomic. You, Me and Zombie is her all-ages zombie book which you can read more about here and her most recent work for Marvel was in issue #1 of Girl Comics.

The webcomic is called Waking Up Abbey and has one of the most genius premises I've heard in a while. A young girl wakes up one morning to discover she now has the ability where things stick to her like glue. All well and good, albeit a little cluttered after a while, until she wakes up the next day and has a completely different power, same the day after that and the day after that, etc. Please, everyone, if you don't already know her work take a few minutes and go check this stuff out, you won't be sorry.

P.S. Did I mention this is my first "The Nerdy Bird Adores" in a year?? Why didn't someone get on me about this? :P

12 comments:

Comix Book Gurl said...

Hehe the Catwoman and Dex-Starr is my piece! i am so happy about it!

Budd said...

doh, I had that same idea, but she actually did something with it. darn it!

The Nerdy Bird said...

Oh! Did you commission that from her CBG? I think I may have to get something from her in the future, I'm loving it all. :)

ImjustDoug said...

Great stuff and I have seen her work somewhere before... cannot place where though. Maybe DragonCon? Still, like the slightly whimsy and fun into each piece, even into Logan.

As for why didn't anyone get on you about this doing this for a year... Hey, I tried a bribe of GL rings to get the Double Coverage going again. (Which the offer is still there) So I didn't think another friendly offer would work!

Cderosby said...

The artwork is fantastic. Love her style, that american animation/amime looking hybrid is one of my favorites.

I love the web comic too. Thanks for introducing Agnes to the rest of us Jill.

Comix Book Gurl said...

Yeah! This is my second piece from her. Ive wanted to do something with Catwoman and Dex-Starr for forever! Shes so sweet and wonderful to work with! I cant wait to frame it!

Amy said...

I have been killed with cute - again! The Wolverine kitteh is priceless. I am definitely checking out the webcomic. And yes, more of The Nerdy Bird Adores!

towniebastard said...

I actually got a variant of the bunnies artwork last year. I bid on the original, but someone beat me out. I contacted her about doing a commission and she was good enough to do something similar, but with a few different twists to it.

It's beautiful and is hanging on my wall. She's super nice and her rates are quite good. I highly recommend getting a piece from her.

Shane Madden said...

If I'm not mistaken, Agnes is also the Girlfriend of Francis Manapul, DC artist extraordinaire!!!

sirius said...

Would be cool if she was. I really like Manapul's work.

Also, since you said you'd consider reminders a favour.... what's happened to your DoubleDCoverage reviews? :P

Comix Book Gurl said...

The are most certainly dating and make the cutest couple.

Sonya said...

That Flash and Green Lantern one is precious beyond all reason!