For katiecrenshaw who challenged me with drawing The Shadow, which I twisted to ‘Hipster’ Shadow. I’m surprised how much I dig it….enough to want to go back and fix some of the issues.
So this came from my last Cass piece which in turn, led me to trying to mock up a cover. The last piece was good, but for where the path took me, I decided to recycle my EXTREMELY POPULAR Cass redesign and do this. I wanted to fashion a movie poster-esque (I was inspired with the Tai Chi Hero posters with the characters being sliced in half with a liquid effect). Then it became something between a mock movie poster or an Issue 1 and the Issue 1 version won out.
Notes: I really hope that Google translate for “Black Bat” to Chinese is correct. If it is…cool, if not…Sorry. =(. An I chose July 2014 because it will be the 15th Anniversary of Cass’s debut.
And finally, I’m happy with the finished product so I may recycle some old images into this new concept, or even make some new work. We’ll see.
You know, a lot of people told me they wanted to cosplay some of my new redesigns. What happened? Where are my PICTUUUURRRRESS?!!! That’s all I’ve asked. Pictures and a little credit. I mean all the hard work is on the other side of that table with the cutting and sewing and glueing and molding. I just wanna SEEEEEEEE *sobs*
*goes back to draw…..something….Transonic, I think*
running-circles-around-superman asked: Do you like starfire in the new 52?
I’m going to say “yes” and “no” to this question. There’s a lot I like about the New 52 and there’s a lot that could have been done VASTLY better. I liked that DC tried to unshackle itself from the mis-steps of the past all the way back to Crisis and trying to fold the Wildstorm universe in somehow. It offered a chance to construct a universe(s) where certain characters could be here and others over here and have compelling stories and ‘modern’ takes on some of the fan’s favorite characters.
THAT being said, having the ability to relatively start POINT ONE with Starfire in ANY direction, Lobell CHOSE a Starfire that no one can relate to. With Starfire, I couldn’t find something to agree with or to root for. She didn’t have a goal or drive to her. She was a bit all over the place. I would have preferred a Starfire who was running away from her responsiblities of her Royal duties, or a vengeful princess who wants to make those who tortured her family pay, or even the free spirit in awe of this backwater planet of its wonders she’s never seen and experiences that we find mundane because its so different from what she’s been raised. Something, something to connect me to her. She just kinda shifted gears to whatever fits at the time, to rolled with the punches. I gave Red Hood 5 issues (like most of the 48 of the 52 titles I initally started with), and dropped it like it was on fire.
That’s what DC has lost in this, the ability to connect to its readers on many of these books. Sure, we want compelling stories, some worldbuilding, and great action when it calls for it, but in the end we (the reader) want to connect and relate to our heroes, to invest in them the time to grow and become better and later for the next crop of creators to build from that and continue to make the best version of that character as possible.
Black Widow -The Scarlett Johansson version.
Guess I wanted something out there for Winter Soldier, and here it is. It was an excellent chance to work on faces and movie costuming. Although I did add a few personal details, its mostly the WS version. I dunno, I like Scarlett’s hair this long for Natasha, but thats me, but of course I wouldn’t mind behive cold war hair either. =)
And red sunglasses on her RULE. Period.