To illustrate the characteristics of the Holiday 2011 collection, NikeWomen Collaborated with two of the world’s most respected female comic artists, Jan Duursema and Amanda Conner.
Together they captured the epic aspects of the collections key styles. The NikeWomen Legend Pant, Victory Bra, TR Fit Winter shoe, Beautility Shell and Thermal Hoody are illustrated in various scenarios, helping you can overcome almost any obstacle.
In the vanguard of women artists working in comics, Jan Duursema has done more for comics than tackle superheroes (though she’s taken on the most iconic supernatural characters for such industry power houses as DC Comics, Marvel and Dark Horse– and even had a character named for her). She’s also served as a heroine herself, inspiring generations of women to become comic book artists.
Amanda Conner has worked with some of the most powerful women in comics – the characters themselves. From lasso wielding amazon princesses to vampire villainesses of far away planets, Amanda has tackled many with mighty powers for the likes of DC Comics and Marvel. She herself has even served as the model for one very infamous ninja assassin. One of the most renowned comic book artists, her work has appeared on TV and films as well as in publications like The New York Times. In creating her characters Amanda says running and karate both help. Running focuses her mind and gets her thinking about a character, while karate helps her move like the women she draws.