thom chiaramonte

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

TRDL 2012 Series No. 19 - Marvel Girl [Cryptohistorical Redesign]

TRDL 2012 Series No. 19 - Marvel Girl [Cryptohistorical Redesign]

TRDL 2012 Series No. 19 - Marvel Girl [Cryptohistorical Redesign]

This was done for the TRDL Art Jam, the subject being the original Marvel Girl, from the X-Men.

I’ve always loved the concept of Jean Grey, even though by the time I was reading Marvel comics consistently she was momentarily dead (the first time), especially the idea of her from those early uniformed days, first in the same garb as the others, and later in the miniskirt version. It was one of the first ‘old designs’ I was drawn to when I started looking at back issues. My TRDL Cryptohistorical Redesign pushes the launch date of the original X-Men to 1963. The costume is inspired by the classic Miniskirt as designed by Mary Quant. I wanted a sassy flair to the shortness of the flared skirt, but I wanted to emphasize her youthful energy, her sexy enthusiasm and an energy to the design based on the mod style. The pointy mask became a headband, and I used a large, offset X motif to play up the strong graphical quality of prints of the era, not quite post-de Stihl but interesting.

This piece was used as the cover to my TRDL Tribute Art Book 01, and has become the banner image for most of my promo stuff...

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TRDL 2012 Series No. 22 - Iron Man [Silver Centurion]

TRDL 2012 Series No. 22 - Iron Man [Silver Centurion]

TRDL 2012 Series No. 18 - Red Hulk

TRDL 2012 Series No. 18 - Red Hulk