Neill's A-Z of Awesomeness vol. 6 (W-Z)

Here is today’s extra-final entry in the A to Z of Awesomeness, aa month-long project in which, oh y’know, I draw stuff, and that.

Prepare to be Awesomed:


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W is for... Wolverine Wishing Wonder Woman Wasn't Wasted

W is for... Wolverine Wishing Wonder Woman Wasn't Wasted

Thanks to Matthew Halton, who suggested today’s picture. He wrote:

“Wolverine Wishing Wonder Woman Wasn’t Wasted

Wasted in the sense of drunk, that is. Not wasted as in, she isn’t being used to her full potential. Unless maybe you think that would be better?”

Hell, why do you think she started drinking?

X is for... Xena experiencing Professor X's extravagant Xenophobia

X is for... Xena experiencing Professor X's extravagant Xenophobia

Yes, Charles Xavier’s dark secret is this: in his dream of peaceful co-existence between humans and mutants, there is no room for Greeks. Think about it, you’ve had X-men from Russia, Japan, Kenya, Germany, Canada, Ireland… but no Greeks. Coincidence? I think not.

(Please no-one remind me of some obscure Greek X-man I’ve forgotten, thereby spoiling my Hilarious Joke).

Anyway! Today’s picture was suggested by Peta Waller-Bryant, so thanks to her! I decided to do it as a homage to John Byrne’s classic cover to Uncanny X-men issue 138, partly because of the X-men connection, and partly because Mr. Byrne seems to have acquired a reputation for being quite the massive racist himself these days. And, y’know, because I thought it was funny.

I was trying to think of more racial epithets for Greeks, but I’m afraid ‘Hoummous eaters’ was the best I could come up with.

Y is for... stay at the YMCA, Yoda wishes he could, hhrmmm?

Y is for... stay at the YMCA, Yoda wishes he could, hhrmmm?

Today’s picture was suggested by Manolis Vamvounis of Comics Nexus, so I hope he will now forgive me for professor X’s vile (and inaccurate) anti-Hellenic slurs above.

And we are ending the only way we possibly could have: with Zombies, getting shot the hell up.

Z is for... ZZ Top Zapping Zombies

Z is for... ZZ Top Zapping Zombies

Extra points if you can name all the zombies!

I am very sorry this is a bit late, real life kind of intruded on me towards the end there, and I didn’t want to fob you guys off with a quick knocked-off doodle for the final entry, so I took a couple of days off from it. Anyway, it’s done now!

Today’s topic was suggested by Kelvin Green, with Brian Pierce throwing in the irresistible idea that said zombies should be all the characters from the A-Z so far. Thanks to them both. Gives it a nice air of finality, I think!

So yeah, that’s it! A huge thank you to everyone who got involved here, on the Facebook Group and on Twitter, you have put more smiles on my face with your suggestions than I can count. And also the occasional terrified grimace, just to keep things interesting. Special thanks to those of you who really got involved with suggestions above and beyond the call, including Manolis Vamvounis, Edwin Austin, Elizabeth Taylor, Peta Waller-Bryant, Stephen Fitch, K. D. Bryan… astonishing alliterators, all. Apologies to anyone whose suggestions I never got to, I do honestly feel bad about these things!

To ease any possible awesomeness withdrawal symptoms, I will be updating the blog every day for the rest of the week with some stuff that, whilst not alphabetically themed, should hopefully be pretty awesome nonetheless, as well as hopefully some nice big poster-sized versions of the entire A-Z. Because I am SUCH A NICE GUY!

[Editor’s Note: Thanks for a trully AWESOME month, Neill! Looking forward to more to come! Don’t forget to follow Neil @neillcameron and the Nexus on Twitter ( @comicsnexus ) for more updates and, well, awesomeness!

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