thom chiaramonte

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

TRDL 2013 Series, No. 50- Phantom Girl [TRDL Redesign]

TRDL 2013 Series, No. 50- Phantom Girl [TRDL Redesign]

TRDL 2013 Series, No. 50- Phantom Girl [TRDL Redesign]

This one was done for the TRDL Art Jam, the subject being the Legion of Superheroes. I’ll admit, I never read this book consistently, other than a handful of issues my friend Pat had in his massive DC Comics collection in elementary school (and I was a Marvel kid, and I struggled, even if today I see LoSH like any other codified supergroup, with strengths and weaknesses and only as good as the binding principle that keeps the organization together) so when I was poking around the approximately 33,000 LoSH characters for this challenge, I was struck by Phantom Girl, and how she almost intrigued me with the near-monochrome look of some of her costumes, but never quite worked for me. In my redesign, I’ve evolved the cape onto a hood and shoulder cloak, and I’ve kept a monochrome white outfit, with a nod to the cleavage thing with a plunging squared off neckline, but with the conceit that I’ve given her a leaner build and smaller breasts and therefore not really cleavage at all. I used a thick black seam on the costume for a touch of the contrast color, and designed a different Legion badge for the hip. This is one of my favorite recent redesigns, one of my favorite pinups, and happens to also be a milestone: the 100th TRDL Pinup Series pinup piece. Woo!

Want to participate in the TRDL Art Jam?

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TRDL 2013 Series, No. 51 – Star-Lord

TRDL 2013 Series, No. 51 – Star-Lord

TRDL 2013 Series, No. 48 – Rocket Red [TRDL Redesign]

TRDL 2013 Series, No. 48 – Rocket Red [TRDL Redesign]