thom chiaramonte

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

TRDL 2018 Series No. 34 - Buttercup [Princess Bride]

TRDL 2018 Series No. 34 - Buttercup [Princess Bride]

TRDL 2018 Series No. 34 - Buttercup [Princess Bride]

You either love The Princess Bride or you hate it, thats been my experience talking with fans at shows. I think it struck a special nerve for those of us who enjoyed it growing up, and some later viewers watching it don’t quite get the context: to have that blend of earnest adventure and ham-fisted ironic dialog in the same project isn’t unusual today, but at the time it really was a unique proposition. I loved all the characters. I associated most with Vizzini, being both Sicilian (and soon, bald) but my first nod to the film is this print, featuring my favorite of Buttercup’s looks. Not long after I finished this, I saw some of the original costuming and props from the film up in Seattle, and this one wasn’t there, though the wedding dress was resplendent. In fact, the weekend I debuted this as a print at a con, I saw my first cosplay of the look. What an awesome coincidence!

TRDL 2018 Series No. 35 - Slave Leia

TRDL 2018 Series No. 35 - Slave Leia

TRDL 2018 Series No. 33 - Gray Hulk

TRDL 2018 Series No. 33 - Gray Hulk