Patricia Briggs's Mercy Thompson
March in the 2013 Literary Pin-Up Calendar
Mercy was inspired by the idea of strength and competence with beauty, brains, and a whole lot of muscle. This is a girl who can take care of herself, and you'd be lucky to have her working on your car. It was a delight to paint her. And moreover to create an old-school garage calendar – not only matching the format of those classic pieces as best I could, but riffing on the style of pin-up great George Petty.