Preview Art for Hawkeye #014, by Annie Wu
Annie Wu: “Well, Kate Bishop gets the spotlight and she’s so great to draw. I’m not sure how much I can say without giving anything away but there’s a lot of sneering going on, and I love an excuse to draw a good sneer. An interesting, oddly-specific task was modifying Kate’s wardrobe for her new budget and climate, which was also fun.
Kate’s strong and fun and snarky, and Matt Fraction does a beautiful job of setting up moments to celebrate those traits, especially in this west coast arc. Kate took off from New York City a few issues ago to get some time away from Clint and have him sort out his own craziness, so she’s kind of removed from her role as the young voice of reason. While certain things will feel very familiar, there’s also a lot of all-caps NEW going on… Kate-fans get to see what she’s like in a new place with new people, without her rich-girl money, without Hawkguy, without the Young Avengers. I hope people enjoy it because I’m having a blast drawing the arc and learning how Kate works on her own too.
… Did I say “Kate” enough? Kate. Katie-Kate Kate.”