Ever since he took up drawing Catwoman covers for DC Comics, I can’t think about Selina Kyle without thinking about Adam Hughes.  One of my favorite artists of all time, Hughes finds Ms. Kyle one of his favorites too.

I miss drawing Selina. It sure was fun with her; lots of different moods. She’s the quintessential femme fatale.
And YES, I’m aware the she resembles Audrey Hepburn, LOL.
My personal inspiration for Selina Kyle is Ms. Hepburn, circa 1954-57. My favorite face ever.
My personal inspirational cocktail for Catwoman is:
70% young Audrey Hepburn
20% Liz Taylor from CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
10% Trinity from the first MATRIX film

Take the jump for a look at Catwoman 73, where Hughes changes up his regular art supplies for something completely different.


The cover to CATWOMAN 73, done on animation paper with Pitt pens. I was experimenting with faster materials, as I was always behind. I kinda liked how Selina turned out on this one. The neon was fun to do in Photoshop, as well.

With my love for Hughes’ work, I can’t help but wonder how many more times his work will appear in this new feature.


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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment. You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...


  1. yeah, i’m in love. i’m seriously thinking about buying the statue coming out in october (i think)

    i hope they release a cover collection

  2. This illustrates one of the things that makes Adam a good cheesecake artist – his women look unique yet individually consistent and are expressive beyond cutesy-face. Man, I wish he’d do interiors again.

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