thom chiaramonte

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

TRDL 2012 Series, No. 13 – Madamoiselle Massacre (TRDL Cryptohistorical Redesign of X-23)

TRDL 2012 Series, No. 13 – Madamoiselle Massacre (TRDL Cryptohistorical Redesign of X-23)

TRDL 2012 Series, No. 13 – Madamoiselle Massacre (TRDL Cryptohistorical Redesign of X-23)

This was done for the TRDL Art Jam, the subject being X-23, from the X-books…

X-23 has always been a a character that appealed to my aesthetic sensibility, thanks to Josh Middelton’s art. Long black hair, gothic-tinged outfits with a smattering of schoolgirl chic, and blood splatter everywhere. However, the character beats themselves did not. She’s an assassin! She’s on the run as a street kid! She’s a Wolverine clone! She has a third effing claw in the foot! But whatever, she really grew on me in the current X-Force book. For this piece, I did a TRDL Cryptohistorical Redesign, setting her in the late 1800’s. She is a woman trained to kill by mysterious, unfamiliar foreigners that arrived by train and promptly disappeared, this young woman snatched from her happy home and forced into a dark servitude for her new masters. Mentally conditioned and filled with rage, she moves through New England, targeting men of science, politics and industry for unknown reasons. Using a custom harness employing tensioned rods, bracing her arms when striking with meat hooks brutally affixed to iron bracers around her fists, she delivers terrible, mortal wounds in her targets that leave the local constabulary convinced the foul affairs were the result of animal attacks.

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TRDL 2012 Series No. 14 - Miranda Lawson [Mass Effect]

TRDL 2012 Series No. 14 - Miranda Lawson [Mass Effect]

TRDL 2012 Series No. 12 - Ruiness [Spoiler Cryptohistorical Redesign]

TRDL 2012 Series No. 12 - Ruiness [Spoiler Cryptohistorical Redesign]