Marvel posted the first episode of Ultimate Spider-Man and you can watch it here for free. I must admit, it was pretty cool to see my name show up in the end credits—it was almost like seeing my comics on the stands for the first time.
Mary Jane stars in the show, and I found her to be the most difficult character to portray. Having seen the first episode now, I can see why my designs were deemed a little "too sexy." The show is definitely geared towards kids, and while my goal is not to draw her that way... well, it just happens.
I don't blame myself entirely, though—many of the outfits I used were straight from the inspirational style guides I received... and a little racy no matter how you draw them. In the end, I don't think much of my style made it into the animated character. But the process did remind me that I could draw her all day, every day, and never get tired.
Mary Jane Studies. 2010. Pencil on bristol board, 11 × 17″.