thom chiaramonte

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

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

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

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

This was done for the TRDL Art Jam, the subject being Kitty Pryde of the X-Men.

I’ve drawn Kitty Pryde quite a few times, mostly when I was younger. Like many youthful readers of Uncanny X-Men of the day, when Kitty arrived at the mansion, she was my narrative tether to the story, and frankly, not too far off in age from me, such that she was a childhood crush, despite the litany of terrible outfits. This piece started out as a gift sketch to one of my veteran supporters of TRDL and frequent contributor to the R3 Forum and Art Challenges, Deeply Dapper, which I gave him for Xmas in 2011 in ‘con sketch’ format pencils. I decided to take it to complete render for the Kitty Pryde Art Challenge this week, and I’m very pleased with how it came out. As you can see, a Lovecraftian Horror is involved. I think I’m slowly going mad just being around it. Of course, now Deeply Dapper and I table cons together and get up to no good co-hosting the Robot Kraken podcast, so at the con table I can point at this one, and at him, and shrug and say 'heyyy?' and he'll enthusiastically agree its the best thing ever. 

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TRDL 2012 Series, No. 32 – Abe Sapien

TRDL 2012 Series, No. 32 – Abe Sapien

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

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