thom chiaramonte

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

TRDL 2009 Series No. 4 - Baroness

TRDL 2009 Series No. 4 - Baroness

TRDL 2009 Series No. 4 - Baroness

I love Baroness.  Brunette with glasses, but armed to the teeth and in skintight leathers. That subversion of the 'librarian' trope in the animation early on interested me. At that time, I hadn't seen any character in glasses given a position of power. Even Clark Kent ditched his before leveling up. The closest we had was Velma in Scooby-Doo, and even then, she was somewhat marginalized as the nerdy girl with Daphne being the more 'attractive' one. Anyway, that's all to say, she looked cool and could kill me. This piece played up the librarian chic aspect of her image a bit. And by the way, I love librarians too. They are generally bad ass. 

TRDL 2009 Series No. 5 - Black Mary

TRDL 2009 Series No. 5 - Black Mary

TRDL 2008 Series No. 13 - Queen Amidala

TRDL 2008 Series No. 13 - Queen Amidala