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    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeDec 15th 2008
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    Great and a great variety. Yorko's entry has a dour grittiness I really dig.

    There's an interesting genre-vibe between Spacehawk and Fletcher Hank's surreal, execrable "Stardust the Super Wizard." The latter looks like a crude knockoff of Wolverton's work.
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      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeDec 15th 2008
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    @Axel Medellin: Space suit/shuttle? Genius combination. Though it does make me wonder how he pees. :|

    @contiveros: Great style--I could see this animated. I also dig the "hawkish" features you gave his face (I had a similar idea, which is probably why I like it), and, yes, I do fear the Goatese Monster. FEAR.

    @kyle-latino: Awesome. Great mix of classic space-suit with contemporary badass pose/demenor.

    @ Paul Sizer: HA! Awesome reinterpetation. Spacehawk: Al Bundy of the Cosmos.
    • CommentAuthorE0157H7
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2008
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    I've got two things worked out so far.

    First, the gun.

    It fires great dramatic bolts of blue plasma that melt steel into pudding and turn exit wounds into pink mist. More on this later.

    Second, the combat helmet.

    He deploys it when the bullets start flying. It pops out of a small unit at his shoulders and wraps around his head. I'll probably tweak it to look less like Iron Man's helmet and more like a steel-and-actuator gimp mask.
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    Wow. There are so many great ones already that I've already forgotten most of the ones I wanted to comment on. They all seem to have already gotten their props, though, so I don't feel so bad. As for the comment on page one (from johnjones?) about the Space Vietnam War, would the Viet Cong use wormholes instead of underground tunnels (...or underground tunnels dug by giant space worms...)?

    What's funny is, I used to have an old (early-90's) Dark Horse reprint (like the second image provided by Warren) issue of Spacehawk! I don't remember much about it, and wouldn't have ever thought about it again if not for this thread. I used to be really into Wolverton and other underground cartoonists in junior high, and I'll be getting around to doing a take on this soon.
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    There are great contributions here in this topic. So, my very "primitive" way to see the character.
    • CommentAuthorAlienist
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2008
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    I'm really enjoying everyone's work! I'm going to be a late entry this week as I am learning and can only tell what I want to improve once I've done a few test runs...
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    ...I am learning and can only tell what I want to improve once I've done a few test runs...

    That sounds like something an evil A.I. (although I suppose "evil" is a term relative to the humans being deystroyed by said construct...) would say while computing ways to kill us all. Like, "I've learned that these humans' bodies are weak. I shall replace them with metal and do a new test run!"
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    Also, I like colindeplancy's goofy ass hawk, but if you look closer on the page to the left of the drawing, you can see a faint sketch of what appears to be (I think his name is) Screwball from the Mystery Men comics... "Gondoliers!"
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    Here he is:
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    For some reason I thought I remembered his eyes being triangle, but whatever... it still looks like him.

    And sorry for getting off topic, but colindeplancey started it with his secret drawings... And I didn't draw that (those) pictures of Screwball; as far as I know, they are by Bob Burden.
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    Okay, I swear to god that this is the last post I will make about Screwball, and I promise to make up for it by doing a really great SpaceHawk drawing, but here is a clearer view of the "ghost" drawing that I was talking about....
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      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2008 edited
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    All righty, my contribution this week is going to be later, but I have been doing a little sketching/concept work in preparation.
    I wanna go dark with this one, but I decided to do some logo work, seeing as all great heroes have great logo presence. Plus, if they have a real "designed" look, it makes it all the more cool when they fall and deteriorate, right?
    Plus, I make my living as a graphic designer, so I better be able to crap this stuff out in my sleep, right?

    Got my BPM/Detroit Techno/Green Brain comics signing on Wednesday, so I'll be back on Thursday, but checking in on other posts as I'm able. Good work so far!
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      CommentAuthorAndre
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2008
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    @ Paul: I'm a graphic Artist as well!, Great Logo

    I thought about Warrens suggestions and thought the grim and grittiness was the way to go. Especially when he mentioned him as a loner and punishing the evil of the cosmos. I imagined in the future Humanity and other various Species operate throughout the universe like the world, with territories and governments. I imagined the Spacehawk as a Black-ops type operative sent out to do the secret assignments that were in the best interests of humanity.The dirtiest jobs the universe has to offer. Like a ghost he's rarely seen and has become a myth passed around the commlinks, a lone figure of justice who seems to enjoy his job a little too much.

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    Here's my take.
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      CommentAuthorSobreiro
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2008
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    Amazing work, Terry! Love the colors
    • CommentAuthorTuck
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2008
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    @Axel: Very cool concept. Color it!
    • CommentAuthorTuck
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2008
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    @Yorko: That's nice! I think the colors are great.
    • CommentAuthorRyan C
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2008
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    @Paul - trademark that and let me buy the patch.
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      CommentAuthorSeanGrimm
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2008
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    Here's my second go at it, with color no less!

    20081216_spacehawkcolor
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    Terry Taylor's reminds me of Freddie Mercury, which is not to say that I don't like it.

    Tim Hamilton: Freaking' hilarious!

    And Paul Sizer: Are you kidding me? Come on... You always bring your A game and we are all better for it. Keep up the amazing work.