028 – White Trash Green Arrow and Black Canary

Ok, so let’s get this out of the way, first. I love Green Arrow. I’m a huge fan of Mike Grell’s run, the legendary Denny O’Neill/Neal Adams revamp, and apparently the only person who thought Judd Winick did a great job in his short run. I even really dig Chuck Dixon’s run, especially the Connor Hawke issues. I dig Ollie. I think he’s great, I’ve even drawn him before.

With that said, I started doodling a trucker looking dude on a post-it note, and with the glasses, trucker hat and beard, I realized it kinda looked like Green Arrow with his Robin Hood hat, mask and goatee. A White Trash Green Arrow.

Folks, I’m a fucking genius, is what I’m getting at here. See, there’s nothing about G.A. that isn’t White Trash! He’s got like 59 illegitimate children, one of ’em who got hooked on smack, had his own illegitimate kid, slept with his “mother” (Black Canary) and then lost his arm, becoming a criminal after keeping a dead cat. Ollie’s other “kid” has HIV and was a child prostitute. Connor turned out okay. Ollie is also in a semi-abusive relationship with Black Canary and they keep going back to each other despite the fact that perhaps it would be better if they didn’t. So B.C. gets the White Trash treatment too.

Also, I’ve received an official request for a Black Canary. This isn’t it. I’ll draw a proper Dinah later.

Finally, I had thought of adding a White Trash Green Lantern to round out a White Trash Hard Traveling Heroes. But White Trash Hal Jordan ain’t gonna wear no fairy ring.

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    • Jason Young on February 28, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Oh my God! These two buy Magic the Gathering cards at my work… I had no idea they were super hereos too!
    This is a hilarious drawing sir keep it up!

    • Jim Purcell on March 1, 2011 at 5:07 am

    You are two things, 1) A genius
    And 2) A super genius.

    • Steph on March 1, 2011 at 7:39 pm


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