thom chiaramonte

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

TRDL 2016 Series No. 36 - Happy New Year from Wisteria and 21st Sentry!

TRDL 2016 Series No. 36 - Happy New Year from Wisteria and 21st Sentry!

TRDL 2016 Series No. 36 - Happy New Year from Wisteria and 21st Sentry!

This year for our New Years illustrations we celebrated with characters from the TRDL Original Universe, which seemed fitting, as 2017 will see us focusing on this creator-owned work as the primary project for the year. Wisteria and 21st Sentry are members of the Liberty Group, the first posthuman national team in this continuity. Longtime followers of Third Rail Design Lab will recognize these characters from the first TRDL Sourcebook we published about 7 years ago, though Wisteria is featured here in an updated costume design from what we used back then. My daughter pointed out, flipping through some of the TRDL U stuff the other day, that people seem to like to perch on 21st Sentry's massive shoulder, and I have to say, compositionally, it's an aesthetically pleasing arrangement. I didn't realize how often I did that until she showed me: once in the sourcebook, once in a promotional poster, and sort of a black mirror version, with Murder Maiden and Lenin's Hammer, was used to launch the TRDL OC Art Trade in 2012. Ha! Anyway, happy new year from Third Rail, and looking forward to good stuff in 2017. 

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TRDL 2016 Series No. 37 - Happy New Year from Spriggan!

TRDL 2016 Series No. 37 - Happy New Year from Spriggan!

TRDL 2016 Series No. 33 - Happy Holidays from Arclight!

TRDL 2016 Series No. 33 - Happy Holidays from Arclight!