thom chiaramonte

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

TRDL 2012 Series, No. 32 – Abe Sapien

TRDL 2012 Series, No. 32 – Abe Sapien

TRDL 2012 Series, No. 32 – Abe Sapien

This was done for the TRDL Art Jam, the subject being Abe Sapien from Hellboy.

There’s a first time for everything. I draw very few Mike Mignola creations for two simple reasons: I absolutely obsess over his line style; and, since I draw very differently from it, his are some of the only characters I enjoy LESS under my pencil than the original. What I mean is, I really like drawing different characters just to examine my take on them… but Mignola’s, under his hand or that of some of his collaborators like Davis and Fregedo, I just think you can’t beat that. But anyway, it was time to finally sit down and wrap my head around Abe Sapien. Honestly, I think my Abe’s head is too humanoid and doesn’t have that trout-face of Mignola’s version. But it was fun telling this story of an undersea assassination attack on our man. BONUS: I sold my first print of this piece the same year I met Mike Mignola. That has to MEAN SOMETHING.

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TRDL 2012 Series, No. 33 – Quorra [Tron: Legacy]

TRDL 2012 Series, No. 33 – Quorra [Tron: Legacy]

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

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