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That Plucky Drew Girl

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The three young sleuths find themselves in a tight spot! Click on the image to view a larger version.

I recently did a commission drawing of everyone’s favorite girl detective, Nancy Drew! It’s a scene from Nancy Drew Mystery Stories No. 65, Mystery of the Winged Lion. The piece is based on the original illustration from the book, described in the following passage:

Nancy also tried to shriek but to no avail as a gag was quickly drawn over her mouth and she was thrown face down alongside George on something soft and tufted like a quilt. The girls’ wrists and ankles were tied next. Then the men left, closing the door after them and locking it.

Nancy’s other friend in detection, Bess, is also captured and bound in the locked room. With characteristic patience and determination, all three girls keep their heads cool and manage to make good their escape. Hooray!

In case you’re wondering, I do accept commissions when my schedule allows it. (I’ll be adding information about that to the Contact page on this site soon.) This piece’s subject matter is as racy as I will ever draw of a character I do not own. I must say it was a real hoot to do this one!

6 Comments on “That Plucky Drew Girl”

  1. #1 LurkerWithout
    on May 12th, 2009 at 9:05 am

    Isn’t this how Warren got started down the path to Empowered?

  2. #2 Eddie Perkins
    on May 12th, 2009 at 10:56 am

    That’s really nice. Always have enjoyed your work.

    Maybe it’s a little odd, but I liked reading Nancy Drew as a kid. I know boys are supposed to like The Hardy Boys but, bleh, I liked Nancy better. She was smart, resourceful and it only took one of her to do what took two of them.

    Kinda sad that, of all the situations Nancy finds herself in, this is what some one wanted a commission of. But, I’m a comic artist who’s done many commissions over the years. So, I understand. -_-;

    I know if I could afford it I’d probably ask for a commission of Nancy actually solving a mystery. That would rock.

  3. #3 Colleen
    on May 12th, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Kinda sad that, of all the situations Nancy finds herself in, this is what some one wanted a commission of. But, I’m a comic artist who’s done many commissions over the years. So, I understand. -_-;

    I dunno– I think that’s what made it so much fun. The fact that the original was so suggestive (out of context) and unexpected!

  4. #4 Randy Jackson
    on May 12th, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    Hell yeah! Loved Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys when I was a lad.

    Oh, and your work rocks so much!!!!!

  5. #5 Eddie Perkins
    on May 12th, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Yeah, that’s true. The original is pretty dang suggestive and unexpected. Yours is much better and it looks a lot more fun (the drawing of it, that is). Maybe it’s just the Nancy Drew reading kid in me that was kinda creeped out by some one wanting a picture of her tied up. It’s like, “Aw, don’t think of Nancy like that.”

    Tell you what though, if they ever re-did the art for the books, I’d prefer your version to the original, for sure.

  6. #6 James
    on May 14th, 2009 at 3:05 am

    Heh heh, LMAO that someone would actually buy this. It’s cool to know that you do commissions! I might have to buy a little piece of art to spruce up my site now.