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  1.  (10202.1)
    The REMAKE/REMODEL meme is one of my favourite things. I will run a new one every Monday. A few entries will be showcased on at the end of each challenge.

    The Crimson Clown


    This is ART ONLY. Any pen-portraits, or crappy scribbles padded-out with words, will cause deployment of the Urethral Attack Maggots. And a banned account.

    No stock-photo manipulation. No half-arsed bollocks. Anything deemed to be piss-takery will be nuked from orbit. Original photography is fine.

    No more than ONE submission by any one person.



    Some good old pulpy weirdness this week, awaiting a 21st Century Spandex Makeover. Courtesy of the writer-who-wrote-too-much Johnston "Zorro" McCulley, allow me to introduce the Crimson Clown. Quoth the 'pedia:

    "The Crimson Clown is Delton Prouse, a wealthy young bachelor, able veteran of The Great War, explorer, and all around adventurer who functions as a modern Robin Hood, stealing from the unjustly rich and returning money to helpless victims or worthy organizations. He dresses in a mostly white clown suit and uses a tear gas pistol (later this became a "gas gun")."

    Quite why anyone should choose to extort those pesky "Unjustly Rich" by dressing as a kid's-party fuckwit is beyond me - maybe that's part of the challenge - but it makes for a good creepy aesthetic.

    I notice from some alternative pulp covers (c.f Ramble House) that our boy has been imagined a couple of different ways already (the red hood/white mask thing is, if anything, even more cack-your-eyes-out horrible than the above sightrape), and also that he methodically keeps half of his ill-gotten gains for himself - so he's a pragmatic sort of People's Champion. Also that his "syringe full of a drug that will knock a person out for half an hour" perhaps dangles the balls of the Mad Scientist Trope before our collective eyes. And that he's not above using it on himself. Junkie.

    Anyway. Crime Noir + Armed Robbery + Chemical Weaponry + The Clothing Of A Professional Idiot + a 21st century Post-Jester World. Let's give some panty-wasting Coulrophobics a week they'll never forget, shall we?
    • CommentTimeSep 5th 2011 edited
    OOoh. Excitement.

    Reminds me of a story I read about Afghanistans last court jester (or maskhara) being a proficient thief, assassin and vaudevillian.
    • CommentAuthorroadscum
    • CommentTimeSep 5th 2011
    Hmmm, i don't suppose any of you clever people might come up with a proper working model by any chance? There's something i'd like to borrow it for...
  2.  (10202.4)
    I think I'll actually have time for this one this week.

    . . . And there's just something about clowns. . . . .

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    • CommentAuthorBerserker
    • CommentTimeSep 5th 2011
    Instant image paints the inside of my skull like guts blasted against a wall by a .45 automatic. This is gonna be sick fun...
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeSep 5th 2011
    @ twentythoughts

    We twisted! I shudder to think what the clown is going to do with the thingy in his right sick,yes!?
    • CommentAuthorOxbrow
    • CommentTimeSep 6th 2011
    The Crimson Clown by Oxbrow

    Pointlessly enormous version here.
    • CommentTimeSep 6th 2011
    This could be fun.
    • CommentTimeSep 6th 2011
  4.  (10202.11)
    I like this one a lot. I have mine drawn and inked. I might get it colored tonight and have it up. Fun stuff.
  5.  (10202.12)
    Here's mine. Which I imagined as a violent anti-capitalist revolutionary girl. I also thought she might be a Tengu, but in the 20s in America would have been confused with a Clown. This gives her ninja credentials.

    Anyways. She's gassing Warren Anderson who is a real bastard of the first order.

    • CommentTimeSep 7th 2011
    A parkour expert & OIF vet with a slight case of PTSD make a deadly Crimson Clown!
  6.  (10202.14)
    • CommentAuthorinitiatezao
    • CommentTimeSep 8th 2011 edited
    Knock, Knock
    Who's there?
    A clown in a gas mask.

    Went for the quiet psychopath with a chemical engineering degree and relationship issues.

    the crimson clown

    Really enjoying the obscure redos.
  7.  (10202.16)
    @mercurial...nice take with the tengu mask.
    @Herr Hussein..bloody hell...sinister and his expression.
    @initiatezao...nice how you rendered his hair.
  8.  (10202.17)
    Took me until the third viewing to spot the fingertip tats. Nicey-nicey.
    • CommentAuthorDronecraft
    • CommentTimeSep 8th 2011 edited
  9.  (10202.19)
    I hope I'm wrong to be detecting a whiff of photo manipulation there - which *of course* we all know is a Urethral-Attack-Maggot offence. Yesno?
  10.  (10202.20)
    A tiny amount on the faces.... I've taken it down :(