thom chiaramonte

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

TRDL 2019 Series No. 14 - Joe the Condor - Gatchaman Redesign

TRDL 2019 Series No. 14 - Joe the Condor - Gatchaman Redesign

TRDL 2019 Series No. 14 - Joe the Condor - Gatchaman Redesign

I only knew these characters from the US port of Gatchman, called Battle of the Planets. Jason was my favorite character. He was dark and brooding, and had a souped-up race car that perform jumps (which later I thought was pretty funny, once I saw someone curb their Ferrari F40 on a slight lip in a curb cut) though I have to say, his original Japanese incarnation (Italian of Japanese descent apparently) of Joe the Condor is pretty rad, too. Everything’s better in Science Ninja Team Gatchaman. Anyway, for this redesign I eliminated the bird beak visor, darkened and unified the color scheme, added a Phoenix sigil to the breast, and gave him a double cape so it would flare as he leaped around. Also, dangerous weapons.

TRDL 2019 Series No. 15 - Bullet Witch

TRDL 2019 Series No. 15 - Bullet Witch

TRDL 2019 Series No. 13 - Ham the Space Chimp

TRDL 2019 Series No. 13 - Ham the Space Chimp