thom chiaramonte

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

TRDL 2011 Series No. 38 - Edgar Allen Poe

TRDL 2011 Series No. 38 - Edgar Allen Poe

TRDL 2011 Series No. 38 - Edgar Allen Poe

I don’t do a lot of surrealist pieces, but I had a blast with this one. I wanted to draw a classic bust of Poe, but where he has become synonymous with the Raven to the point where there is no distinction between the man’s visage as we know it today and the imagery of that poem. There are several easter eggs in this piece. A few, but not all, include: the raven, obviously, but also, the locket design incorporates the corpse head from Cask (well, AFTER that poem, obviously) and three tumblers from an early nineteenth century cipher machine, as Poe was obsessed with cryptography. There are at least three other easter eggs in there, but I’ll leave them up to you to find.

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TRDL 2011 Series No. 42 - Susan Storm [Future Foundation]

TRDL 2011 Series No. 42 - Susan Storm [Future Foundation]

TRDL 2011 Series No. 34 - Quorra

TRDL 2011 Series No. 34 - Quorra