Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Seasons Greetings from Red Sonja!



Here is a nifty little piece of art I found at comic art fans by Dean Juliette of Sonja...in a Santa hat! Enjoy and Happy New year!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Help a Brother Out!

Hello all,

Got an email from a reader who is looking for an assist to aid with an art project. I have a feeling a lot of these might be Dynamite Entertainment characters, but could be wrong. The new Sonja is not as much in my wheelhouse. If you have any good links post in the comments, or you can email J or me.



Hey gang !

I 'm a french artist and I'm doing some Red Sonja sketch cards for Breygent . They have to be done for January in the beginning ...

Except for Sonja and Kula Gathe, it's impossible to find any reference on the net for the rest of the characters list Breygent send me and I'm not very familiar with Sonja universe ...

I just found your blog and I thought that you guys, as great fans of that cute warrior, could probably help me and maybe could send me some cool links or some cool references, if you know them, of these different characters from this list:
  • Osin
  • Summaro
  • Kalevel
  • Ozzyus
  • Zartur
  • Suvara
  • Melea
  • Scathatch
  • Celestial
  • Hunter
  • Talus
  • Graven Sul
  • Kain
  • Jubal
Help me Obi Wa... sorry! Guys! I already have some cool cards done, but I need diversity ... You're my only hope ...

Here's my DeviantArt gallery link, if you want to check my work
http://sobad-jee.deviantart.com/gallery/

Please , help me ...

Thanks
Best
J.

Friday, December 9, 2011

RED SONJA # 39 -






" I'll save you Miss!!!" Ya know even if Sonja promised to share her booty with me I don't know if I'd risk my neck battling some giant snaggle toothed octopus. ( Could it be a Kraken ? )But I tell ya what....There is always something about a damsel in distress to get the ol' blood pumpin'! See here the Original art in black and white and finished product by Carlos Rafael for the cover of RED SONJA #39

Monday, December 5, 2011

The Official Handbook of the Conan Universe

Back in 1985 Marvel published the Official Handbook of the Conan Universe.

Here is the page for Red Sonja, featuring the outfit that she was wearing at the time.  Seems a bit odd though that they didn't use the chain-mail outfit that she was most well known for.

Click for larger.


Thursday, November 17, 2011

RED SONJA CARTOON?





Is anyone aware of this? There was either going to be a cartoon or the pitch is out there yet not picked up? Anyone got any news about it? Drop us a line. Character sheet by James Groman...1960?...check out his blog ( James Groman )


wtf....yeah right. ;) Whats with that big assed ass?...Nice line work though...

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Happy Birthday Darwyn Cooke!

Today is Darwyn Cooke's birthday.  Here are some of his Red Sonjas to celebrate.



Saturday, November 12, 2011

Red Sonja / Witchblade Crossover


Dynamite Entertainment (Press Release)

Join Dynamite Entertainment and Top Cow Productions as they bring two of comics most celebrated heroines together in one terrifying tale of loss and redemption with Witchblade/Red Sonja #1 coming to stores everywhere February 2012! Witchblade/Red Sonja is written by Doug Wagner and drawn by Cezar Razek, with covers by Alé Garza! In issue #1, Red Sonja, the She-Devil with a Sword, pursues a cannibalistic monstrosity into the heart of a dead, black mountain. Meanwhile, Sara Pezzini, modern day bearer of the Witchblade and NYPD Detective, investigates the ghastly death of a Catholic Priest.

"Let's get this out of the way right now, this is NOT your typical crossover," says writer Doug Wagner. "There's no time traveling, no merging of universes, no soul swapping, and no messages in a bottle. The first issue won't have the two heroes fighting against each other until they figure out who the real villain is. If that's what you're here for, you've come to the wrong place. WitchBlade/Red Sonja #1 is the beginning of a grisly trial for both characters. Red Sonja and Sara Pezzini are about to plummet into despair and hopelessness, both physically and emotionally. Their beliefs and courage will be tested, and it will take more than just either heroine brandishing their fabled weapons to overcome this threat. Humanity as they know it is at risk. And if one fails, they both fail."

"Doug and Dynamite have really gone to great lengths to create an exciting, unique cross-over event between two of the most recognizable female leads in comics," adds Top Cow Publisher Filip Sablik. "It would have been easy to come up with some contrived way for these two heroines to meet, but Doug has crafted a story that remains true and taps into the rich mythos of both properties. I'm excited to read it!"

Red Sonja, the She-Devil with a Sword, has been an incredible success under the stewardship Dynamite Entertainment! Red Sonja is a fictional character, a high fantasy sword and sorcery heroine created by Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith, and loosely based on Red Sonya of Rogatino in Robert E. Howard's 1934 short story "The Shadow of the Vulture". She first appeared in the Marvel Comics book Conan the Barbarian #23 (February 1973). Red Sonja has become the archetypical example of the fantasy figure of a fierce and stunningly beautiful female barbarian who typically wears armor resembling a bikini or lingerie.

Witchblade is an American comic book series published by Top Cow Productions, an imprint of Image Comics, from 1995 until present. The series was created by Top Cow founder Marc Silvestri, editor David Wohl, writer Brian Haberlin, and artist Michael Turner. The series follows New York City Police Detective Sara Pezzini, who is the bearer of the Witchblade, a mysterious artifact that takes the form of a deadly and powerful gauntlet. The Witchblade has been worn my countless women over the ages, including historic figures such as Cleopatra and Joan of Arc. Sara must try to control the Witchblade and learn its secrets, even as she investigates the city's strangest, most supernatural crimes.

Doug Wagner is a writer based in Atlanta, Georgia, He got his start writing ULTRAFORCE for Malibu Comics and has worked for Image, DC/Wildstorm, Dark horse and 12 gauge comics.

Join the conversation on Twitter with #WitchbladeRedSonja

Originally seen at http://robojapan.blogspot.com/2011/11/witchblade-red-sonja-cross-over-coming.html and http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=35383

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Wendy Pini - A real life She -devil...















Wendy does it all. In the 1970's Wendy used to hit the cons dressed as Sonja. Wendy born in June around 50 years ago is stunning and sexy as well as DANE-GER-OUS with that sword in her hand. The creator of Elfquest a sword and sorcery series she produced with her husband ( A great series too ) She was a trailblazer as well. The Elfquest books were probably what we would consider the very first graphic novels. A trendsetter she was that Wendy Pini!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Another Red Sonja cosplayer ~ Best one yet!

Ok...this chick is HOTTTTTT! Her abs her hips her beautiful face...Homina homina homina! This pic is of a girl at the NYC Comicon from this past weeked in the month of October. I scared up this here photo from a blog called " Big tit babes " it was in a section of super hero hotties from Comicon and of course I clicked on it to check'em out. I found...this Red Headed Hot Mama with a sword!
I do not know who the girl is...she's an anonymous hottie cosplayer.


Friday, September 30, 2011

The RED SONJA art of Michael Dooney










David J. West fellow blogger and proprietor of his own very fine blog NEPHITE BLOOD SPARTAN HEART...found some really great RED SONJA art by a fella name Michael Dooney.



He was kind enough to share his find...here is the link for Mr. Dooney's blog MichaelDooney@blogspot check it out...awesome work Michael! Thanks for sharing David!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Danny Tran Red Sonja

I don't know much about this artist at all.  Not even a website, but I did find these pics today in two different searches (yahoo and ebay) so I suppose I should share them.

Danny Tran's Red Sonja.



Wednesday, September 28, 2011

More Bruce Timm

Honestly I can't get enough of this guy's work.  I love how he draws women and he manages to make Sonja still look soft and feminine, but also deadly.


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Art Submission

Hey everyone. I was just emailed this great piece of Sonja art from Stepharon [blog link]. Very cool style. Thanks for the submission! Click to enlarge.


Friday, September 23, 2011

Angelique Trouvere

If you're interested, this week's Nerd Girl of Note at Adventures in Nerdliness is Red Sonja actress and cosplayer Angelique Trouvere. Not a huge article, as it is a tad hard to find info on her.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Larry Welz Red Sonja

Comic artist Larry Welz is profiled today at Adventures in Nerdliness (link). Here is an image of his character Cherry as Red Sonja from his Tumblr (link).

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Dave Hoover








Dave Hoover has passed away. Condolences to his friends and family. Rest in peace Dave.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

A name to the face....



Her name is Brittany Love and she's a RED SONJA cosplayer on occasion she hits conventions as a very voluptuous and buxom SHE DEVIL with a sword! A word of advice...that's a real SWORD so don't try any grabassing or cheap feels...you'll lose your hand

Friday, August 26, 2011

Belle Chere - Queen of the frozen wastes



NOW...that's how you wear a chain mail bikini! Thank you for my buddies over at CROM for sharing.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Gen Con Red Sonja

Celebrating my return from Gen Con, here are some pics of Red Sonja cosplay from a few Gen Cons.  I didn't take these.








Sunday, August 7, 2011

Randy Green - Red Sonja

I was sent a link by the author of the site. It's called sword girls http://swordgirls.tumblr.com/ I went there and was perusing the photo's and images of beautiful ladies with YEP! SWORDS! They are dressed appropriately in whatever garb needed for the shot at the time and yes...some of them are even NOT dressed at all. But the idea of a sword swinging maiden is appealing to all eh? Anyway...I found this pretty cool drawing by an artist named Randy Green on the site and just wanted to share. Enjoy.


Monday, August 1, 2011

Red Sonja by Tomás Morón (@TomasMoron)

Hello all. I received some fanart from Tomás Morón. Very cool stuff. You can see more of his work at his blog.





Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Red Sonja Fan Art: Garrett Blair



Garrett Blair's pin-up art has a je ne sais pas quoi of extremely captivating; one can say that all his drawings are of the same girl, with only eye and hair color variation, but that, by itself, it’s not a minus – that’s only proof that in comic books it’s the costumes that identify (and sometimes define) the character. And so Blair morphs her ideal girl into every comic book character that ever fired his (and our) imagination, presenting them to us through color, costume and attitude. By such criteria he, and his Savage Land series of drawings, are fan-favorites. By the same token, the image above, displaying our beloved Red Sonja in a contemporary coy pin-up pose is a fail, for it poses her out of character. It still has the same erotic allure of all his drawings, but the pose clearly demolishes the sense that it is Sonja we’re looking at, and not some unnamed sketch with hair colored red and a chain mail bikini from the mental prop department for fantasy/female warrior characterization.



Not so with this second drawing, of a Red Sonja in chains. Here we can feel that it aims to represent the Hirkanyan warrior: the expression on her face and the emerald fire in her eyes, screams loudly that she is not pleased by being bound. Her countenance is that of someone beaten but not defeated. It doesn’t spell fear… it’s more annoyance for the clearly erotic bondage – this is not a Sonja that has been captured by someone bent on killing her. Oh no. The way the rope goes around her breasts, pushing them together, accentuating her cleavage, is the work of a fine connoisseur of erotica. She’s not there to be tortured, but to be ogled. Laura Mulvey, eat your heart out!



This third image does not need a story. It is a picture of calm dominance. Sonja has lost her top, but she is not covering her breasts in fear, prudishness or in a defensive way. Her hands are merely serving as mediators. Her expression tells us that she could as easily stand in proud topless that it wouldn’t nick a inch her position of power. But she knows that her nudity holds us entranced… it holds a great sway over us. And so, she teases us. Men, hummf.





The two images above represent the battle damage that every Sonja fan dreams of, and that every feminist Sonja fan deplores. It represents the prurient side of comic book costuming, the essential unreality of the diegesis, the all-consuming male gaze that demands that Sonja’s chain mail be broken but that her skin should not be marred by the slightest scratch. And one would despair of trying to imagine the sword swipe that could so damage Sonja’s bikini bottom. They are clearly images of fantasy, a fan wet dream, a bit of over-eagerness, a piece of adolescent bad taste and a confirmation (note the blood on her blade) that whoever sees Sonja’s breasts, dies! What a way to go!