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Li'l Legion (a JL8 spin-off) by Yale Stewart

Artist: Yale Stewart (All)

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Li'l Legion (a JL8 spin-off) by Yale Stewart Comic Art
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1st Legion Commission



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Title: Li'l Legion (a JL8 spin-off) by Yale Stewart
Artist: Yale Stewart (All)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Commission
For Sale Status: NFS
Views: 1,323
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Comments: 9
Added to Site: 2/7/2018
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Yale Stewart is the writer/artist for JL8. JL8, available on Facebook and Tumblr, is the story of the DC Justice League as 8 year olds. They attend a Schwartz Elementary with friends and foes. Here's a class picture that Yale did for me:

Sometime ago, Yale published a commission piece that I really liked featuring a "Li'l Legion."

Kathy asked me what I wanted for our 35th wedding anniversary and I said I'd like a Legion of Super-Heroes commission featuring the team as I best remember them in JL8 style. She agreed. I had an exchange with Yale and this is the result. I'm thrilled.

So, allow me to introduce the characters:

Left side:

  • Tenzil is at the picnic table doing what he does
  • Andrew, Val, and Jeckie are chatting. Clearly Val and Jeckie have been infatuated from the beginning.
  • Tasmia, Lar, Clark, Jo, and Tinya are grouped with the boys showing off how strong they are.

Center Section:
Right Section:
  • Luornu bounces on good old Chuck.
  • Dirk exchanges love notes with some fair lady over his Omnicom - the emoji's are flying, Shavaugn, a future SP officer, embarrasses the apple of her eye, Jan.
  • The smart kids are about to make a terrible mistake, they are building Computo. Look at the terror on Luornu's face, there's more than one reason for it. Kara helps Querl extract parts from the box. Reep and Thom are assembling the pieces under the direction of Nura. Lyle makes adjustments before final placement.

I was asked about how the piece was created. Here's the outline of how it went.

I gave Yale reference and described relationships in a couple of long emails. The relationship descriptions were important because capturing relationships in a group is a big part of his work. You can see the letter that I sent to Yale in the Additional Images section.

The individual vignettes though are all Yale. I would never have thought of the Computo assembly. Having the smart kids building the monster that Triplicate Girl is about to hit is a great idea.

I also love Sun Boy on the Omnicom and Shavaugn embarrassing Jan.

And Tenzil

And the strong kids


I'm really pleased with this piece. If you like it, be sure to check out JL8. Heck, even if you don't like it, check out JL8. Also, you can reach Yale by clicking on his name above.


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Travis Ellisor 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 2/7/2018

This is FANTASTIC! Everything about it is just about perfect, Alex. Great work from Yale!

Little John 
Member Since 2011

Posted on 2/7/2018

This is outstanding! Congrats Alec!

Little John 
Member Since 2011

Posted on 2/7/2018

Little John wrote:

This is outstanding! Congrats Alec!

Er, Alex. Darn spellcheck!

B. Carter 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 2/8/2018


Aidan (Re-Legion ) Lacy 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 2/8/2018

The art captures the innocence of childhood and the interactions between the Legionnaires are spot on and consistent with Legion history and character development. Wonderfully done.

Yale Stewart 
Member Since 2014

Posted on 2/8/2018

Aidan (Re-Legion ) Lacy wrote:

The art captures the innocence of childhood and the interactions between the Legionnaires are spot on and consistent with Legion history and character development. Wonderfully done.

All credit goes to Alex for that. I wasn't very familiar with the LSH prior to this commission (that has since been rectified). You should have seen the spreadsheet he provided for me to give me all the details I needed to make sure that the characters were being represented accurately. It was amazing.

Lia Brown 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 2/9/2018

This is amazing!

Roger K. 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 2/9/2018

Fun piece, Alex! Happy Anniversary!

Jared Michalski 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 2/14/2018

Wow. Nuff said. 

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