thom chiaramonte

I draw comics, ride bikes, and eat melon; sometimes simultaneously.

TRDL 2013 Series, No. 33 – King Penguin [TRDL Redesign]

TRDL 2013 Series, No. 33 – King Penguin [TRDL Redesign]

TRDL 2013 Series, No. 33 – King Penguin [TRDL Redesign]

This one was done for the #the-Batcave group on dA, for a general Batman Universe redesign challenge. This was a Cryptohistocial Redesign, set in the early part of the 20th century. My King Penguin is a street gang warlord of irish descent, who gained his name from his penchant for wearing a cloak sewn from a King Penguin pelt. The turn of the 20th century saw a huge interest in artifacts and style pulled from the discoveries and expeditions underway from Europe, just as it had been for the last century based on colonial expansion. Artifacts from exotic locales were desirable, not only the jungles and deserts, but the poles as well. So, that’s where this came from. He probably stole a taxiderm and pelted it. Tall bruiser, too, much like King Penguin itself.

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TRDL 2013 Series, No. 35 – Penguin

TRDL 2013 Series, No. 35 – Penguin

TRDL 2013 Series, No. 32 - Hit Girl

TRDL 2013 Series, No. 32 - Hit Girl