thom chiaramonte

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

TRDL 2018 Series No. 82 - Manta [Shi'Ar Imperial Guard]

TRDL 2018 Series No. 82 - Manta [Shi'Ar Imperial Guard]

TRDL 2018 Series No. 82 - Manta [Shi'Ar Imperial Guard]

Another one for the Obscure Character Art award, this is Manta, one of the more interesting designs to come out of the whole space adventure Shi’Ar situation in the Claremont-era X-books of my youth. Some of the Imperial Guard were really terrible. This one was elegant as a design, in my mind. Sure, it’s inexplicably a terran sea creature motif, but whatever. I get that the Imperial Guard were a LoSH knock-off, but they could have used a singular design logic to pull them all together. Anyway, I gave this one a Jim Starlin style blue spacey background because it seemed to fit.

TRDL 2018 Series No. 83 - Red Riding Hood Redesign

TRDL 2018 Series No. 83 - Red Riding Hood Redesign

TRDL 2018 Series No. 81 - Madame Masque

TRDL 2018 Series No. 81 - Madame Masque