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Jana of the Jungle and Tigra by JayFosgitt Jana of the Jungle and Tigra by JayFosgitt
This was a commission for :iconstephenrsjr: who requested I draw the old Hanna Barbera cartoon character Jana of the Jungle dancing with Marvel Comics' superhero Tigra. This was a lot of fun, and has made me decide to extend my current classic cartoon commission drive to include classic comic book characters, too! Read my current journal entry for all the info, and note or e-mail me if you'd like to commission me!
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operative274 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009
:lol: interesting combo to say the least :clap:
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SRSobotka Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You should see the colored version I did of these lines.

You know, I have been thinking of a little story for this: Jana comes to the big city -- after being reunited with her father and all -- and is striking out on her own, gets her own apartment, then -- in the middle of chasing a crook -- Tigra falls in through a skylight, and the two meet face to face.

Of course, the whole idea turns into a roomies-fighting-crime story from there.


-- Stephen
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operative274 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009
and pillow fights eeeeeverynight ^_^
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SRSobotka Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
<chuckle> Might work on that...

Actually had the idea for that scene: Jana's all moody, because she couldn't bring either of her two animal companions -- Tiko the yapok and Ghost the jaguar -- with her from the Amazon. When Tigra crashes through the skylight, she lands in the middle of Jana's couch.

When she comes up, Jana's all shocked for a momment, then she flings her arms around Tigra and goes "KITTY!" ;)


-- Stephen
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Goblinthegreat Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
Spiffy piece, Jay! I like how you used the lines for detail/texture in Tigra's hair and on Jana's outfit. Your black-&-white drawings look so crisp and neat- what's your secret? =D

Y'know, it's a darn shame nobody uses Tigra for the Avengers in a positive way lately- during that crazy "Civil War" storyline, Tigra betrayed Captain America and his allies to Iron Man when the Superhuman Registration Act ordeal started. I feel the same for characters like Wolfsbane and Hepzibah- literal animal-based superheroines get no love :XD:
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"I love comic books and I love anime. It’s kind of like being in a crack house with no money.”- Samuel L. Jackson
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SRSobotka Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel the same way, and it doesn't help matters when writers like Brian Michael-Bendis declare that characters like Tigra are their "least-favorite" to work with. :(

Fortunately, Tigra is going to get much better treatment in a tribute story I'm writing for Dave Cockrum.


-- Stephen
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Goblinthegreat Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
Heck, Bendis himself said that he has no idea how Howard the Duck got into those issues he wrote for the "Secret Invasion" storyline- what a tool. That's exactly the kind of attitude that got his precious "Ultimate Marvel" universe all crumbling down now :XD:

A Tigra story for Dave Cockrum? Sweet- I've got to check that out =D
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"I love comic books and I love anime. It’s kind of like being in a crack house with no money.”- Samuel L. Jackson
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SRSobotka Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh,Bendis and his ilk are slowly but surely grinding down what was once a masterhouse of story telling and entertainment. If I had my dirth, I'd buy up the company from the publisher and fire all of those pompus pricks and put in people that really remember what comics are all about.

Well, the tribute is more of an overall reboot of X-Men (Dave had a lot to do with the book's relaunch in the 1970's). Tigra's getting in the story, but she may be a bit different than how she appears in the current canon now.


-- Stephen
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Goblinthegreat Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
He's slowly turning into the John Kriscfalusi of comics (look it up and you'll see what I mean). Yeah, just because some of the other characters don't have a big fanbase like Wolverine or Spider-Man, that doesn't mean they don't have any fans at all.

That's sounds awesome- you're taking her back to her 70s' roots =D
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"I love comic books and I love anime. It’s kind of like being in a crack house with no money.”- Samuel L. Jackson
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SRSobotka Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I didn't know John K was causing that much of a ruckus? Dang.

Actually, no... The version of Tigra I'm doing is somewhat an homage to her creation-roots -- what with Dame Harkness and the Cat People spirit and whatnot -- but Tigra/Greer will be just one of several differences to my verision of the X-Men that I'm doing as my tribute.

I would hope that Dave would be pleased. ^_^


-- Stephen
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