thom chiaramonte

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

TRDL 2014 Series, No. 01 – Jean Grey [1914, TRDL Cryptohistorical Redesign]

TRDL 2014 Series, No. 01 – Jean Grey [1914, TRDL Cryptohistorical Redesign]

TRDL 2014 Series, No. 01 – Jean Grey [1914, TRDL Cryptohistorical Redesign]

This one was done for the TRDL Art Jam, the subject being New Years Eve 2013-2014. I drew a TRDL Cryptological Redesign of X-Men’s Jean Grey, as the headmistress of a finishing school for young mutant women in 1914.

I did more research on this piece than I can remember ever doing on something that wasn’t a commission or part of my comic stuff. I really wanted to find a fun way of expressing the fashion of the mid-teens of the 20th c. but with a bit more skin and irreverence (both as a nod to the loose New Years type partying atmosphere, and to the ‘damaged women’ concept of an Edwardian era mutant woman running a school for other mutant women) and this is where I landed. It really skews late teens than 1914, technically, but I took a few licenses. Working the Phoenix motif into the dress was fun, too.

[Thanks to factoryjoe for the CCC paisley pattern on Flickr!]

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TRDL 2014 Series, No. 21 – Wonder Woman [CJ Williams Design]

TRDL 2014 Series, No. 21 – Wonder Woman [CJ Williams Design]

TRDL 2014 Series, No. 15 – Nicoru [Runaways]

TRDL 2014 Series, No. 15 – Nicoru [Runaways]