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      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2008 edited

    FINALLY! Science has been dropped...
    Sorry for the delay, I was busy in Detroit signing books at Green Brain Comics, but had two really long drives between Detroit and Kalamazoo to brainstorm, so here's my entry:

    "As his spaceship more and more becomes his home and eventually his world, SpaceHawk begins to detach himself from the original concepts of enlightened cosmic justice (along with his humanity) he once sought. Convinced that the small, perfect world of his ship represents the way to achieve intergalactic harmony, the elimination of all not like himself becomes his one goal. And the universe becomes darker than before..."

    Special thanks to Dave Glide, who helped me focus in on the "Space Don Quixote" angle that led to this version. And nothing like going back to the masters of evil propaganda design for inspiration on how to brand mass genocide.
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    Well, great minds think alike, obviously, since your Spacehawk is exactly like mine... Just kidding, but your drawing and concept ARE eerily similar to mine: Receding hairline with bits of gray, ominous glowing red lights, never leaving the ship, destroying everything...

    I do like how you've spun the Spacehawk logo to make it look like the hawk is diving down towards something to grab/kill it. It gives it more of an immediacy and intensity. Nice, as usual.
      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2008 edited
    Yeah, I noticed that we both came up with similar takes. You got a better "empty look" in the eyes than I did. Nice drawing! I dig the subdued palette.

    And yes, I discovered that while the logo had the hawk flying up, it looks noble, but aiming the hawk down makes it look like it's swooping down to "kill the stars". Which is where things eventually went, eh?

    My faves so far: Terry Taylor (god, it DOES look like Freddie Mercury), trigger25 (cute AND grim), lx (like a scratchy faxed photo from space), Dapper Dan (like a helicopter indeed) and you, frequentcontributor (sick and lonely image).
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2008

    I didn't have time to do the one I wanted to, so I just put this one together tonight.

    And there are so many good pieces cropping up in the thread. Trigger25's is still probably my favorite. As someone said before, quite grim.
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    "Be good or SpaceHawk will get you..." Ha! That is freaking hilarious!!! Funny AND an interesting design; I especially like the hawk's head forming the helmet... It reminds of old Power Rangers masks from when I was a kid.
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    You mess with our colonies, and Spacehawk will make sure you regret it...

    Spacehawk Remake/Remodel Image
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2008

    I'd better scan mine in ASAP!!

    hur hur hur hur....
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    Folks, this is the best yet!
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2008
    Thanks for the comments, I just wanted to know it wasn't terrible as no one commented.
    There are some amazing designs here. You guys are all doing such a superb job. Excellent work!
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2008
    I did another one, now channeling a bit of Kevin O'Neill,

    sorry for the photo, too big for my scanner.
    • CommentAuthorVerissimus
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2008
    Wow great stuff.

    I like the psycho planet killers by Paulsizer and frequentcontributor and Alex Medellin's outrageous space ship/suit very much.

    Also Michael Furious's robohawk, very cool.
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    Everything on page 7 is amazing stuff
      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2008

    All right, I know I do "serious and dark" for shit, so here's a re-version of the 1940's version of the SPACEHAWK comic, just before it's cancellation in 1945.
    • CommentAuthorSpenceball
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2008
    @ Evan_e_Hill

    Sorry dude. Looks like no one's going for the reformed/zen/peaceful Spacehawk. Did you get inspiration from "The Fountain"?

    Sallright man, I digg it.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2008
    Mr. Size, that's SCARY!
    • CommentAuthorScottS
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2008

    I like that a lot!
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2008
    This thread is so cool... I hope Warren will reconsider what he said about this being the last Remake/Remodel thread of the year and throw us another challenge next monday!
      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2008 edited
    Hmmm, how can I get thrown off this board and incur the wrath of Warren? Wait, I know...

    Happy Christmas, Warren, hope you like crappily Photoshopped artwork! (Made even more pathetic that I hacked/modded my own stuff!)
    • CommentAuthorleepus
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2008
    All of these have made me want to dig out my sketchpad again, but, now that paulsizer has posted this, I think the threads can be retired forever. I'm just glad it didn't happen with irma vep
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    Paul, I dig your 40's cover recreation. It doesn't look old, per se, but it DOES look like a real comic that I would pay 3.99 for at the store, so nice work. Too bad that SH is a commie... And Oh Christ, Warren as Alien-Killer is priceless.

    Yorko: I like your new one a lot; especially the coloring. Marker?