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    Yea I know exactly what you mean on the nibs. I have a tough time with our lab Wacoms. I have only briefly looked at MangaStudio, I shall dive deeper. All of these works astound and amaze me. And the inclusion of conceptual work makes me moist. Keep it up guys and gals.
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    Okay, first things first: The compliments.

    Paul Sizer: That's one snazzy-ass coat you've designed, well done.

    Kyle-Latino: What a lovely layout.

    Rainbowblight: Well, that's just elegant, there.

    Anyhow, here's my contribution (as always, ignore the awful coloring, I work with what I've got):

    Captain Justice

    More interesting is the notion that most of these reinterpretations (including mine) are in a humorous bent. Which begs the question: is there a way to do a "Doktor Popeye" in a more serious vein?

    Tough guys these days tend to be evoked by Johnny Bravo-style characters. Tek Jansen, Brock Samson, even Dwight from Sin City (he was a semi-serious lead in his story, but once he bacame a sidekick in "A Dame to Kill For," he became comic relief). I suppose crafting such a character as a lead in a serious story makes the bully/fascist tendencies more obvious, but from a storytelling perspective, I'm curious, if there's a way to write such a character in a non-comic way.

    Which is all ignoring the fact that this picture comes with a little ha-ha vignette, available on www.threatquality.com, if anyone wants to read.
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      CommentAuthortrigger25
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2008
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    Here's a quick take. I like the pulps and adventure comics like Captain Easy and Tintin. I guess this is a bit of a mash up of those.

    Captain Justice Cover
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    Sorry everyone else, I think Santapau just won this one.
    • CommentAuthorArsnof
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2008
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    Captain Justice
    It took me a while to get an idea for how to incorporate the future into him, but his chin, squint and 'stache have been perpetual since I started.
    • CommentAuthorVogonPoet30
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2008 edited
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    If I don't have time to make a run at the Captain, I'll at least post my first attempt at the Titanic Tower.

    Remake/Remodel attempt on Captain Justice's Titanic Tower
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      CommentAuthorsebfowler
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2008
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    That is one very impressive tower! Nice one!
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      CommentAuthorAriana
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2008 edited
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    VogonPoet30: Thank god. If no one posted a Titanic-Tower-focused pic, I was going to have to.
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      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2008
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    @trigger25: Really nice retro take!

    @VogonPoet30: That's the first and last image we need on the subject of Titanic Tower. Bravo!
    • CommentAuthorbraak
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2008
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    I can't color this picture here at work, so you have to imagine that he's a black guy.

    Captain Justice

    The idea was, let's say you were a former Navy captain, and you made a billion dollars robbing oil tankers off the coast of Somalia and, rather than spending it on liquor and whores (er...rather than spending ALL of it on liquor and whores), you spent it on cutting edge tech and adventuring and, you know...justice. That kind of stuff.
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    @shining_lion: That's a City of Villains screenshot, from Cap au Diable if I'm any judge. I'm guessing it's from that coastal industrial area in the far east of the zone, the one that looks like it could be a lumbermill?

    (Yes, I do play that game far too much. What of it?)

    Edit: typo
    • CommentAuthorScottS
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2008
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    @Trigger: I totally dig your take.
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    Thanks, guys. I could spend weeks doing concepts on just this one topic. Crazy stuff.
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      CommentAuthorAlberto
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2008 edited
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    @Paul Sizer I'm afraid I dindn't invent anything after all. I googled 'Cthulhupunk' and got more than 6.000 results. Meh.

    @VogonPoet30 *applause*
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    @vogonpoet30

    Magic. You got more stuff online?
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    Some great work going up here! I'm looking forward to a lot more of these! Here's mine:

    captain justice

    ...I just really liked the idea of shooting an anchor out of a cannon at someone.
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    @Martin I love the line work. Esp that backside thick ass shade line.

    @VogonPoet Bravo sir!
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    @ Brad McLoughlin

    I should have a new portfolio site up soon, but I don't have much of an online presence at the moment.
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    @Vogon
    Let me know about that, nice work.
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    @JeffHolland Thanks so much! I dig your vignette "canniborgs" is the coolest term ever invented.

    @Trigger25 So cool! and I'm a big tintin fan too! I was kinda hoping you'd end your awesomely alliterative subtitle with metropolis rather than city, but the art is top notch! ;)

    @Vogonpoet30 Holy @#$%! that's too gorgeous to contemplate, like a still from the most amazing movie ever!

    @MartinWhitmore gorgeously clean linework and harpoon-arm-cannon is the shit! Peg legged reanimated skeleton is also badass!

    Rock on,
    Rainbow Blight
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