SO THIS IS A BIT DIFFERENT from the things I usually draw! It’s a gift for a friend of a friend, who requested Sailor Jupiter. Full disclosure: I spent a number of years drawing in a straight shoujo style (this was pre-internet so there isn’t a lot of embarrassing evidence floating around), even learning to mimic the Sailor Moon manga with the weird proportions and the legs and the hair for miles. Second full disclosure: it is really, really fun to draw that way.
Anyway, this was a kick to do, and I think I lit up some synapses that haven’t fired in decades.
Shakespeare would seriously laugh so hard if he found out how seriously people take his works. Like, he would probably cry from laughing so hard if you told him that his plays were considered high-brow literature. “It’s all dick jokes and sword fights,” he’d say, “do they seriously tell my dick jokes to schoolchildren? And the kids aren’t allowed to laugh? Do the teachers know they’re telling dick jokes? Oh my god that’s fucking hilarious. Wait until I tell Anne.”