thom chiaramonte

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

TRDL 2018 Series No. 46 - Doomsday

TRDL 2018 Series No. 46 - Doomsday

TRDL 2018 Series No. 46 - Doomsday

Doomsday was never my favorite, and I felt it had SO much more potential as a character design. I never got the cycling shorts, or the mix of craggy bone/stone jutting out of smooth gray skin… it just didn’t seem like the look necessary for the creature that killed Superman. At the time, I imagined him more monstrous, alien, animal, something… of course, after seeing what they came up with in Batman V Superman (yet another vomit colored monochrome blob villain) this original look plays better retroactively. What I wanted to see back then, though, was a real drubbing: I wanted to see Supes not only beaten, but just ragdolled about. When I first completed this piece, it was prior to the famous line about capes in the Incredibles, and the Hulk smashing Loki scene in Avengers… but now that I look at it today, it feels like it evokes both. Ha! Honestly my favorite detail here is the bruising on Superman.

Wrongrobot Bots and Bugaboos 5 x 7 Card - Hammerbugga Youngling

Wrongrobot Bots and Bugaboos 5 x 7 Card - Hammerbugga Youngling

TRDL 2018 Series No. 53 - Lin Xiaoyu [Tekken]

TRDL 2018 Series No. 53 - Lin Xiaoyu [Tekken]