Jetta

Late last year, I was invited to draw a pin-up for a book spotlighting Jetta: a “Judy Jenson” type space-teen created in the 1950’s by the awesome Dan DeCarlo (artist on Betty & Veronica, Josie, Sabrina and many others).

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I thought it’d be fun to draw the usual girl pin-up you might have seen in magazines at the time (you know, the ones of girls just sittin’ on cars because girls and cars are cool), but have Jetta sitting on one of the many fun futurey cars DiCalrlo created within the comic. I thought it came out alright.

“The Good Girl Art Library: Dan DeCarlo’s Jetta” is in comic shops this Wednesday and all other book stores shortly thereafter. If you’re a fan of Betty & Veronica or Josie and the Pussycats but prefer a sci-fi spin, I encourage you to look for the book. It contains full Jetta comics (collected for the first time), interviews and a bunch of other rare art. I just found out there’s even a preview of the book HERE. Really fun stuff. Here’s the cover:

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Besides all that, the book also features a ton of other pinups by some REALLY incredible artists, most of which are likely posting their Jetta art today. Make sure to check them all out! The full list below:

Alan Gutierrez
Andrew Pepoy
Becky Dreistadt
Ben Tan
Bill Morrison
Bill Presing
Brandon Ragnar
Colleen Coover
Clizia Gussoni
Craig McCracken
Danny Hellman
David Reddick
Dean Yeagle
Dominic Marco
Fabrizio Pasini
Jay Stephens
Jenny Lerew
Joakim Gunnarsson
Hedvig Häggman-Sund
Justin Ridge
Kali Fontecchio
Katie Rice
Leslie Cabarga
Luke McDonnell
Mark Frauenfelder
Molly Crabapple
Paul Guinan
Robert Ullman
Ryan Hungerford
Scott Tolleson
Stephanie Gladden
Stephen Silver
The Savanella Sisters
Tracy Mark Lee

17 comments

  1. Keath’s avatar

    This is awesome – congrats Mike!

    Also, how beautiful is DeCarlo’s art? Granted all the girls pretty much look the same, but I could still stare at it all day.

    1. mike’s avatar

      DeCarlo is such an amazing artist. it’s true all his girls are drawn pretty similar, but the different personalities show though in both the most obvious yet subtle ways. definitely influential in my work.

    2. stephen’s avatar

      Great job mike!

      1. mike’s avatar

        thanks, stephen! loving your comic!

      2. Kev Brett’s avatar

        awesome job. I love the softness of your work and think it really fits so well here! Nice Job

        1. mike’s avatar

          thanks, man! that means a lot. :)

          1. mike’s avatar

            thanks, scott!

          2. damon’s avatar

            love it super cool

            1. mike’s avatar

              thanks, damon!

            2. Hanie’s avatar

              Absolutely gorgeous!! I love Dan DeCarlo’s artworks in Archie comics, and it’s so awesome to see tributes to his other works :3 Your colouring is stellar!

              1. mike’s avatar

                aw thanks! paying tribute to dan decarlo was quite the honor. archie comics were some of my earliest reading material!

              2. phill’s avatar

                thanks so much for this mike. not just your pin up bu the links to all the other artists. There’s so many great artists out there with some cool stuff and like seaweed its available for purchase. something to save for.

                1. mike’s avatar

                  definitely, man! there is some amazing work in those links. amaaaazing.

                2. Bryan B.’s avatar

                  Awesome stuff. Love that ship, beauty.

                  1. mike’s avatar

                    i honestly had more fun drawing the ship then i did jetta.

                    1. jetta featherston’s avatar

                      my name is jetta but I am a blonde :)

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