thom chiaramonte

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

TRDL 2013 Series, No. 44 – Venom [X-Force]

TRDL 2013 Series, No. 44 – Venom [X-Force]

TRDL 2013 Series, No. 44 – Venom [X-Force]

This one was done for the TRDL Art Jam, the subject being Venom, from Marvel comics. I’ve never liked Venom as a character or a concept: it smacked of 90’s godpower overkill. But I’m of the Secret Wars era of readership where sometimes a black suit symbiote is just a black suit symbiote, and a rad one at that. Even the basic concept of it leeching from Parker and influencing him was fine, but when it jumped to Brock and became this whole THING, I got over it fast. Anyway, I was mildly interested in the period where it was attached to the Scorpion (gargan) but in recent books, it’s been fused with Flash Thompson, who apparently went into the military and went all black ops, who knows. Anyway, I was down with the concept of the guy running around still doing his paramilitary thing but with the side benefit of superhuman this and that and of course symbiote stretchy sticky wickedness. It seemed oddly restrained and interesting, unlike a similar genre fusion from years ago, Frankencastle. So, this was the version I had to draw. I chose to have him wounded and trailing a sinewy strand of symbiote gunk, so I could not only reference the nature of the creature but also emphasize the arc of him flipping through the air, also referenced in the casing pattern.

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TRDL 2013 Series No. 47 - Wasp [TRDL Redesign]

TRDL 2013 Series No. 47 - Wasp [TRDL Redesign]

TRDL 2013 Series, No. 43 – Winter Soldier [TRDL Redesign]

TRDL 2013 Series, No. 43 – Winter Soldier [TRDL Redesign]