thom chiaramonte

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

TRDL 2010 Series No. 17 - Modesty Blaise

TRDL 2010 Series No. 17 - Modesty Blaise

TRDL 2010 Series No. 17 - Modesty Blaise

This was done for the TRDL Art Jam, the subject being Modesty Blaise, the seminal sexy spy heroine from the recently deceased Peter O’Donnell works.

I always jump at a chance to do a pin-up in some sort of genre style, and I very nearly went one of two directions on this one, based on my first few roughs: the classic leather catsuit with pistol and silencer, or the sexy shirted Modesty with an up-do as seen on one of the first published covers (ie. ‘Yogi Berra’n it’) … but as I thought about not only the strip but the books themselves, and looked at a lot of the original covers, I started thinking about all the pulpy work and how they would use an exotic locale as the setting for whichever adventure was in play. That’s how I ended up doing this piece as a book cover.

Please enjoy!

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TRDL 2010 Series No. 19 - Spider-Girl

TRDL 2010 Series No. 19 - Spider-Girl

TRDL 2010 Series No. 16 - Zsatannei [TRDL Redesign]

TRDL 2010 Series No. 16 - Zsatannei [TRDL Redesign]