thom chiaramonte

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

TRDL 2014 Series, No. 02 – Ms. Marvel [Kamala Khan]

TRDL 2014 Series, No. 02 – Ms. Marvel [Kamala Khan]

TRDL 2014 Series, No. 02 – Ms. Marvel [Kamala Khan]

This one was done for the TRDL Art Jam, the subject being Kamala Khan, the new Ms. Marvel. The character is controversial only in that Marvel WANTS her to be. She was broadcasted as being NEW! MUSLIM! REBELLIOUS! STRONG FEMALE PROTAGONIST! but I always assumed other characters in the Marvel U were Muslim… and Jewish… and Hindu… and Shinto… and so on… besides the glut of Judeo-Christian (assumed) and atheist characters… and never cared about any of it, personally. But the thing is, it may have been a hunt for headlines, but if there are young female Muslin girls in the US that are inspired by the comic… and are READING comics… then win win win as far as I’m concerned. Anyway, I referenced a great pinup pic I had in my queue, and for my part, played around with skin tone, hair, and costume tones… pretty fun in the end, but a brutal one to work out all the inking errors…

Want to participate in the TRDL Art Jam?

The TRDL Jam runs weekly but remains open indefinitely. It can be found on the Third Rail Design Lab R3 Forum here: viewforum.php?f=27
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TRDL 2014 Series No. 20 - Wunderdame [TRDL Redesign of Wonder Woman]

TRDL 2014 Series No. 20 - Wunderdame [TRDL Redesign of Wonder Woman]

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

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