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    There was, way back in the mists of... 2007... a recurrent meme among several comics art blogs. Reclaiming characters from their owners, I guess it could be broadly described as... people were reimagining abused characters (chiefly Supergirl) as artistic call-and-response various places, chiefly LiveJournal. In the aftermath of that, I did a similar thing on old messageboard The Engine, called REMAKE/REMODEL. They were embraced as technical exercises, bits of fun, ways to get the brain moving. I think most people's favourite was the dear late Mike Wieringo's wondrous retro-aristo Buck Rogers...

    I thought it might be an interesting thing to bring back here. So, once a week, I'll call a character, and you art types here can post images of your reinterpretation of that character. Photography and digital art is also fine, before anyone asks.

    The point is REinterpretation: remake/remodel.


    Hahaha I am a bastard. From BLUE BEETLE #9, in 1941;

    Jack Castle was both a drunk and assistant to a mad scientist. He is knocked unconscious by the mad doctor, so Castle would not reveal the nature of the doctor's experiments to Elsa, the doctor's niece. Castle's brain is removed and then placed into the body of a gorilla. When he awakens from his operation, he seeks revenge. First, he kills the mad doctor, and then goes after his assistants hoping to be cured of his affliction.

    I include no art in this. If you search out art from Google, I will delete it.

    I give you nothing but the above to work on.



    Your task, as ever, is to re-invent that into something a 21st Century audience could enjoy.

    I look forward to seeing what you come up with, but bear in mind this is an ART thread. No pen-portraits. This is ART ONLY. Posting just a bunch of text, or a scribble and a vast number of words, will get the thread closed and your account banned.

    You have one week. Go.

    -- W
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    Ouch. That's going to require some serious thinking outside the box to keep from being repetitious... Awesome.
    • CommentAuthorchris g
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2009
    Now we're talkin
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2009
    I'm gonna throw my hat into this one, because it's just up my alley of weird.
      CommentAuthormister hex
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2009
    Any audience in every century loves a gorilla with a human brain. It is a fact of life. If'n I can use the scanner at work, I might take a stab at this.
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2009

    Puny human brain in giant King Kong Gorilla head.

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    @Aurora Borealis - I love it.

    This week is going to be fun.
      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2009
    Agreed; in a lesser thread, this could become just repetitious, but with a little of the old "Whitechapel" creative imaging techniques, I see a massive amount of possible directions coming from the brain trust here. Let us have it!

    Posting mid-week, hopefully, as we have house-guests, including a 7 year old who will ask constant annoying questions like "Why are you drawing that gorilla with a whiskey bottle?" My answer, of course, will be "Because a magical man from the internet told me to, now piss off!"
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    @ Ferburton; I want to see more!
    @ Aurora Borealis; Really like the exposed brains!
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2009
    @jackcrowder - That is possibly one of the best pieces of dialogue I have ever seen. Beautiful. I can't wait for the rest of the entries...!
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    @Aurora Borealis,
    Although it would've been even funnier if the gorilla was eating the brain of Indiana Jones.

    It also reminds me of the classic Dr. Who episode "The Brain of Morbius" in all of its bodybuilding glory.
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    Oh lordy. Things are rolling already.

    I've only got time for a sketch this week. Cheers!
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    The doctor has lost track of how many brains he has put into Gorilla bodies. Hence confusing Jack with Frank :P

    @Aurora Borealis, that gorilla looks ready to tuck in!
    • CommentAuthorchris g
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2009
    getting my idea down on paper real quick. Finished version later this week.
    JACK_CASTLE in progress
    The last few R/R's didn't interest me but I'm feeling that Art Jam spark again with this one. Thanks, Cyber Rasputin <3 <3
    • CommentAuthorelricj
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2009

    I was moved to mspaint and drink. yeah, drink.
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2009
    Less than a day in and the thread's already spawning delightful results.

    I particularly like Aurora Borealis' straightforward approach.
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2009 edited
    @Awesomecake: love the look of your Gorilla... he a working class hero!

    A gorilla with a mans brain ignites all kinds of wonderbursts in my head. Just doing a few roughs while my brain chews on this idea... here's one of em.

    Don't worry about the skulls... it will all make sense in my next one :P
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2009
    Zombieinzen! Dig it! More!
    Great entries already this week. Hope I can scratch together some time to jump in...
    • CommentAuthorOxbrow
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2009
    I may be able to come up with a stylistic quirk, but Gorilla With A Human Brain just seems too perfect for me to mess with.