thom chiaramonte

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

TRDL 2011 Series No. 68 - Dakota North

TRDL 2011 Series No. 68 - Dakota North

TRDL 2011 Series No. 68 - Dakota North

I have these fond boyhood memories of Dakota North. I didn’t understand the questionable mimicry of Ms. Tree or the way the femme fatale AS private eye would be capable of so much more in the years to come. Sure, she was half model, half gun-toting investigating adventurer, but at a time when all of my comics from Marvel were spandex or toy licenses like Micronauts or what have you, it was a refreshing change, right down to the pop art covers. When I looked back to some of those references for this jam, I was startled at how dated they looked, how unlike my mental image of that material. It’s funny how we rewrite memory. Anyway, my modern appreciation for the character comes from Brubaker and Rucka’s Daredevil run, and so that’s the homage in the piece I put together.

TRDL 2011 Series No. 72 - Storm

TRDL 2011 Series No. 72 - Storm

TRDL 2011 Series No. 77 - Zatanna [Redesign]

TRDL 2011 Series No. 77 - Zatanna [Redesign]