thom chiaramonte

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

TRDL 2012 Series No. 25 ; Batman Gotham by Gaslight [TRDL Cryptohistorical Redesign]

TRDL 2012 Series No. 25 ; Batman Gotham by Gaslight [TRDL Cryptohistorical Redesign]

TRDL 2012 Series No. 25 ; Batman Gotham by Gaslight [TRDL Cryptohistorical Redesign]

This was done for the TRDL Art Jam, the subject being Batman: Gotham by Gaslight, the first Elseworlds DC story to be published.

The Outcast Studios ‘Daily Sketch Challenge’ featured this character awhile back, so I was inspired to take another pass at redesigning the Batman look for a Victorian era Batman story like Gotham by Gaslight, but with my design sensibilities. Tough to follow Mignola of course. Anyway, my concept is that he wears a harness that serves three functions: it’s strapped to a climbing rope, allows him to hook his victims to it via rudimentary carabiners to hoist them up to the rooftops with him when using his compression-assist grappling hook device, and hides a primitive parachute behind him in case he pitches over the side of something tall. He’s got a set of lenses that drop over his goggles to help him see in low-light or smokey conditions.

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TRDL 2012 Series No. 31 - Kitty Pryde [Lovecraft]

TRDL 2012 Series No. 31 - Kitty Pryde [Lovecraft]

TRDL 2012 Series No. 24 - Captain Marvel

TRDL 2012 Series No. 24 - Captain Marvel