Relooking At The Very First Wonder Woman Sketch By H G Peter

This is the very first sketch of Wonder Woman from 1941. The piece, drawn by artist H.G. Peter includes his notes to writer William Moulton Marston and the creators notes back.

"Dear Dr. Marston, I slapped these two out in a hurry. The eagle is tough to handle – when in perspective or in profile, he doesn't show up clearly — the shoes look like a stenographer's. I think the idea might be incorporated as a sort of Roman contraption. Peter".

"Dear Pete – I think the gal with hand up is very cute. I like her skirt, legs, hair. Bracelets okay +

boots. These probably will work out. See other suggestions enclosed. No on these + stripes – red + white. With eagle's wings above or below breasts as per enclosed? Leave it to you. Don't we have to put a red stripe around her waist as belt? I thought Gaines wanted it – don't remember. Circlet will have to go higher – more like crown – see suggestions enclosed. See you Wednesday morning – WMM."

The sketch was sold around 9 years ago. You can go here for more information on it.

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About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.

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