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    Have you had a nice rest?

    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.

    NOTE: NO MORE PHOTO-MANIPULATION "art". I'll just delete them. People have been drenching recent threads with several pieces at a time that they've knocked out in photoshop in 2 minutes with no thought at all. I consider this to be taking the piss now.

    NEW RULE: no more than TWO submissions by any one person in any one REMAKE/REMODEL.

    The point is REinterpretation: remake/remodel.


    From 1945, something gleefully stoopid:

    In the near future, Mars, god of War, has succeeded in destroying all of Earth's universities in an attempt to inflict a new dark age on humanity. However, Dr. Kort has preserved the world's knowledge and culture. To ensure that it would outlast him, he took two children, Mysta and Nors, to his moon laboratory and educated them using a hypno-transmitter. Unfortunately, Mars possessed Nors, killing Dr. Kort and trying to kill Mysta as well. She saw through the ruse, however, and killed Nors in order to free him from Mars' control and banish the villain from the corporal plane.

    With Mars defeated, Mysta and her mentally controlled robot, Bron, fought new foes from their moon citadel.

    She also advised the Safety Council, an organization formed to try to reverse Mars-inflicted damage and restore knowledge to Earth. She used a scanno lens to see trouble anywhere.



    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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    I figured a girl raised on the moon would be about as pale as can be.

    • CommentAuthorchenryhen
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2009
    @Adam Rosenlund: love the colors and the look. Also - how on earth did you do that so quickly?
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    Adam Rosenlund: Indeed, very nice and quick.

    Good to have Remake back, and this one is interesting and has some actual meat on its bones, even if it does fall into the "(person) on (planet) fights crime with the aid of (robot/alien/signifigant other...)" genre mish-mash of many of these old comic/pulp concepts. Ares is a funny addition, though.
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    I love the robot with a teapot. It just makes me smile.
      CommentAuthorEthan Ede
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2009
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2009
    @ Adam: That's was super quick! nice work, I like the rich sophisticated Japanese aesthetic.
    • CommentAuthorIsaacSher
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2009
    Hrm. I may use the City of Heroes character software for this one. I'm resisting the urge to make some sort of twisted "Magical Girl" out of this idea, or use Sailor Moon imagery -- too easy.
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2009

    been a while since i was in for these threads, i completely missed out on the last bunch. let's see what you all got!
    • CommentAuthorchenryhen
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2009
    lordmitz: oh very nice. I dig the floaty chair and the tattoo/eye effect. Very hip remake.

    Ethan Ede: Bron makes me want a bowling ball with a brain in it :)
    • CommentAuthorDario
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2009 edited
    While a 'proper' attempt at this is made, I leave you with the much less liked, Myra of the Moon...

    myra of the moon

    Submission limit noted, of course.
    • CommentAuthorKen Miller
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2009 edited
    This is Mysta with normal-looking eyes (before she switches them to all-seeing, trouble-hunting mode):

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    Oh God Myra of the moon made me laugh. Well played.
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    Damn no time for this this week.

    @ Adam Rosenlund. I get a real feeling of deja vu when I see yours. It looks like a cover of a Dune novel or something, brilliant.

    @ Dario. You're bananas!

    Nice work so far guys, looking forward to seeing more.
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2009
    Minerva AKA Athena is the antagonist of Ares
    This popped into my empty skull ...
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    lordmitz: I see what you did there, subtly pandering to us by suggesting she'd use our little board as a front in the fight to reclaim human knowledge!

    You know us well. Awesome.
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    Mysta Of The Moon continues her vigil within a lunar viewing bubble…

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    • CommentAuthorDBed
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2009
    @ Adam Rosenlund - Great work... and so quick!
    @ lordmitz - I like your approach, I could see that as a cartoon
    @ Ken Miller - I really like the second piece

    I am working on a more traditional remake, but in the meantime here is a poster idea that was inspired by the description...

    Safety Council Poster by DBed
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    @DBed - I like the poster - real nice graphics.
    I'm glad you like my second pic. The first one was just a quickie, cartoony concept.
      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2009
    Adam R: Beautiful work, and nice details in the robot.

    LordMitz: You already know I love your illo work; this is no exception.

    Dario: Funny stuff.

    Ken: Nice pics so far!

    DBed: Excellent, can't wait to see your main entry.

    I'm hip deep in illustration work first part of the week, but I'll have something mid-week for this thread. I actually think the few weeks off helps keep things fresh on this thread.