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Deadpool and Minnie The Minx #FreeComicBookDay

Have you guys ever heard of Free Comic Book Day before? I haven’t. Recently it seems that quite a few national/international days have been popping up and I knew nothing about them at all.

Of course it’s great for bloggers since we always have sometime to ramble about, but back to the topic at hand.IMG_1228

According to the Twittersphere, today is Free Comic Book Day and it seems a heck of a lot of people are tweeting about it. I’ll admit that I’ve never been much of a comic book reader, aside from the Beano when I was a child, because hey! Who doesn’t love Beano? I used to keep my collection in an box I’d decorated with sticky back vinyl that had the world map printed on it. Minnie the Minx was my favourite character with Dennis the Menace a close second. I think the fact that Minnie had short hair like mine and liked scrambling around with the boys appealed to me. I spent most of my primary school days playing with lads instead of girls and I found my friendships with them were much stronger than the ones I formed with the other girls in my year.

Now days, my favourite comic book character has to be Deadpool. I didn’t know much about him until I started dating my fiancée who introduced me to the comics. During my second and third year at university, he leant me his collection of Deadpool comics and I found myself falling in love with this insane, funny, slightly tragic character. What made things even better was getting to watch the Deadpool movie and see Ryan Reynolds portray that character from the comics to perfection.

The picture of Deadpool took me about an hour and a bit to get to the point you can see in the pictures, the sketch of Minnie took about ten minutes. For a man with very few facial features this was not an easy draw. I kept getting the eyes in the wrong place and the black patches on the mask make it difficult to judge how long and wide the image should be on the page. I’m fairly happy with both of them though and I’m glad I’ve had chance to do some drawing again.

Let me know in the comments what your favourite comic book was as a child? Did you read the Beano too or perhaps you read it’s great nemesis, The Dandy! Whatever it was, come and share it.

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Carol Forrester is a writer trying to be a better one. She’s currently working on a poetry collection 'It's All In The Blood'. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University, enjoys judo at least twice a week, and tries to attend poetry events around the Midlands when she can. Her flash fiction story ‘Glorious Silence’ was named as River Ram Press’ short story of the month for August 2014 and her short story ‘A Visit From The Fortune Teller’ has been showcased on the literary site Ink Pantry. Her poems ‘Sunsets’ and ‘Clear Out‘ were featured on Eyes Plus Words, and two of her poems were included in the DVerse Poets Pub Publication ‘Chiaroscuro’ which is available for purchase on amazon. More recently her poem ‘Until The Light Gets In‘ was accepted and published at The Drabble and her poem ‘Newborn’ was published by Ink Sweat & Tears. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and has hosted a number of guest bloggers on her site Writing and Works.

5 Comments

  1. Deborah the Closet Monster says

    I loved Superman growing up; that was the only comic I reliably bought new. Apart from that, I loved used horror comics for which my few bucks stretched much, much further.

    I’ve been aware of this day for some time, but haven’t ever actually taken advantage of it. Maybe today’s the day?

    (Also, I’ve never read Deadpool and haven’t yet watched the movie, but I sure want to!)

    • It’s a great movie, very funny.

      I was a massive fan of Smallville when it was on but to be honest I’ve always preferred the heros with darker back stories. Superman just always came across as too good. Then again, I adore Loki so it sort of makes sense that I prefer the darker ones.

      • Deborah the Closet Monster says

        I had enough darkness and heavy back story of my own to really appreciate the possibility of something else. Better. Kinder.

  2. Catherine M James says

    I love Deadpool! Hope you are following Ryan Reynolds on twitter too. Keeping it alive 😉

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