Dear Unearthed Comics:
Where did Marilyn Earth get her name?
~ Andrea W.
Thanks for the question! I started Unearthed Comics in 2012 with the Earth as my main character. I have a degree in Environmental Studies so thought that having the Earth as my main protagonist would allow me to discuss several environmental issues that I wanted to bring to light (as well as silly science puns). I started off by drawing her sometimes naked and sometimes having a little apron on (see below):
In 2013, I was creating a series of Earth-related comics for Earth Day and had just seen something about the actress, Marilyn Monroe. I decided to draw out my Earth with Marilyn Monroe’s famous scene of her on top of an air vent, adorning her with Marilyn’s flowing dress (see below):
For some reason, it just clicked for me. So that’s where Marilyn Earth got not only her name, but her outfit, too.*
(*However, unlike Marilyn Monroe, the Earth’s dress is made completely out of clouds).