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  1.  (7801.1)
    What @Alberto said--based on COVERS ALONE, I'd pick up these books. Holy shit...
    • CommentAuthorsarianlives
    • CommentTimeMar 3rd 2010 edited
    OK... So i have sat by and watched these threads happen for months now - having my arse handed to me by the outstanding artists on the board... and its just about time i added my ten pence worth...
    Now please excuse the awful finished product... I just imagined if he was created today how narky and pissed off he'd be having to save us all the time...

    Hope you dig.
    Future efforts will be a lot better...!!!

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    I couldn't resist the urge to do another one, so that's my two.
    • CommentTimeMar 3rd 2010
    @Ken Miller - The figure is drawn by hand and all the rest of the cover elements were made in Illustrator. Then I put the final design together in Photoshop.

    @Paul Sizer - A little bit different, yes. I normally preserve the lineart in one layer and apply the colors behind but this time I painted right on top of It.

    @# Raid71 - Now, that's nice.
  3.  (7801.5)
    Here's my shot at it. Amazing work everybody!
      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeMar 3rd 2010
    I'm also a newbie and nobody has said anything about my picture. I'm very upset :(
    (Well, no, I'm really not, but anyway, any comment will be welcome :) )

    @JSM: Don't take it personally; most of the regulars here have been posting work here for the last couple of years, and know what each other's strengths are and what they want to work on, hence why they comment on each other's work; it's an ongoing critique process. It took me a few months to start feeling confident to go toe to toe with some of the high-grade talent that frequents these forums.

    This is the first we've seen of your work, and while you are encouraged to keep submitting, there's bound to be some "in the trenches" time for you (and any of the new posters) while we see how you work across a few weeks and a few more submissions. That's not meant to be exclusive of new people, but in any forum, people take a while to warm up to the new folks. Just like in real meat-space (to borrow an Ellis-ism).
    Just bring your A-game, keep submitting, and show us what you've got!
    • CommentAuthorJsm
    • CommentTimeMar 3rd 2010
    @Paul. Don't worry. I wasn't upset at all, it was a joke. Anyway, thanks for your kind words :)
    I will try to keep on submitting drawings (although I'm a little busy right now because I must finish a short comicbook to be published in Spain) but sometimes I need to change a little and do something new... And also, SUPERMAN is my fave character :D
  4.  (7801.8)
    @ JSM

    Don't Sweat it, M'Man. There is alot going on here. Nobody said anything about mine, Either.
    For What it's worth, I like yours the Best so Far.
    I mean, I'm Diggin' everybody else's art, but I like the Helmet/Jumper Design.

    I'm working on my Second right now...So, Um...WATCH OUT!
  5.  (7801.9)
    heh. I just do it for fun. I know I've got a LOT to work on and my stuff isn't that great, but I do like taking the time to do stuff even if I don't always share it up here. I don't think that people should be upset if they don't get a lot of comments; its not a popularity contest. Make stuff, have fun, TRY.
  6.  (7801.10)
    After following a link to this particular post, I had to join just to express my thanks to y'all for submitting these designs (and to Mr. Ellis for thinking of the idea).

    I'm especially impressed with some of the ones that use typography (which I love) and abstract design (gushiguera, like many of the others, made me shiver).

    And thanks to the artists who are learning the craft. I know what it's like to throw your work out there, so good on you for participating.

    I've never found Superman to be that interesting a character, but these re-imagings make me wish DC would let some of these stories be written. The idea of stripping down the character (foreigner, invincible, wears an S somewhere) and turning a bunch of people loose on it sounds fascinating and exciting.

    Really, if I was a cusser, I'd say this was fuckin' impressive.
    • CommentTimeMar 3rd 2010 edited
    @JSM I actually dreamt of Shinto Samurai as "Superman" in the previous R/R ... linking Shintoism to the worship of Rao (No one cares - but there's no weeping on Whitechapel) , I guess re-posting in the artist threads would get some practical critiques. I've been afraid to do so myself. Quietly I've been digging at how fast Andre N. has been improving in his art ... and many others are true professionals. I like the "Hannibal Lecter"-ish mask ...

    Here's number two:
    Siegel and Shuster's heirs technically own the rights to a Superman book - right?

    Siegel and Shuster's heirs technically own the rights to do their own Superman book - right?
    • CommentAuthorJsm
    • CommentTimeMar 3rd 2010 edited
    @Kirby: I think yours was very funny. And I also thought that anyone had commented about your picture or I would have comment myself.
    Anyway, thank you very much!

    I repeat, I was JUST joking and it wasn't like I was angry or disappointed :) I wanted people to comment it because I'm really proud of it, also because I want to learn, NOT because it is a popularity contest (Indeed, just after saying "I'm upset" I've said "No,I'm really not" sad at all). Indeed, I've tried to comment a few ones nobody has tell anything about and also speaking about those one I liked better. Just for fun :D

    @Thom Marion: I find your pictures very interesting because you've done two supermen of diferent races. May I ask you why?
    @sarianlives: Don't really get the joke on the cover, sorry :( Maybe it's because english is not my mother language (and that could be also the reason why everyone thinks I was actually upset xD)
    @oogliemooglie: The "S" on your cover it's actually like a target or it's just my impression??
    @stsparky: Thank you very much. I'm really new and I don't know anything about white chapel, even If I had visited it from time to time. I will do as you told me. Thanks :) One question about your covers: Why have you done the "S" so small in this second one? And what is "R R"??
    • CommentTimeMar 3rd 2010
    R R indicates Remake/Remodel. The red "S" ear is a homage/tip of the hat to Rafael Navarro's noirish hero Sonambulo's "lucha libre" mask and I wanted to repeat the blue suit/red "s" idea. The first one was a combination of the House of El's Sun symbol and an "S" ... I'm not the only one with the Blue Man Group on the mind though - heh.
    • CommentAuthorJsm
    • CommentTimeMar 3rd 2010
    Hehe. You know, the first one reminds me the design Frank Quitely did for All-Star Superman. Do you know what I'm talking about?
    Blue Man Group?
    • CommentAuthorDBed
    • CommentTimeMar 3rd 2010
    Wow what a turn out so far! Amazing graphic pieces by Art Garfunkel, Paul Sizer, Ken Miller, Sobreiro, gushiguera (Welcome!) and others.

    @ bryantpaul: You beat me (and I'm sure others) to the joke!
    @ jamesmith3: Brilliant illustration!
    @ Jsm: Welcome! Love the perspective and the color scheme!

    I went more traditional...

    Superman #1 by DBed
  7.  (7801.16)
    @JSM I think Superman kind of lends himself to that with the whole "ultimate immigrant" thing. One of my favorite Golden Age Superman moments is in "How Superman Would Win The War" when he tells Hitler, "I'd like to land a strictly non-Aryan sock on your jaw..."

    So with the first one, I just wanted a person of color for a vaguely science fiction sort of cover. The fact that his red "S" is the Hebrew letter Shin is a nod to Superman's Jewish roots.

    The second one just came to me last night. Superrman as a follow up to Ralph Ellison's "Invisible Man", about no longer feeling unseen and powerless in society.
    • CommentAuthorJsm
    • CommentTimeMar 3rd 2010
    @Bdeb: I love it!!!! The design and the idea are fantastic!!! My favourite one till now!!!
  8.  (7801.18)
    @DBed I'd read that comic. Poor Venutian Vikings, lol
  9.  (7801.19)
    @DBed - That's friggin' AWESOME!!
    Nicely played.
  10.  (7801.20)
    Thanks for the comments guys. Raid, I really like your submission. I might just do one more. I felt my first attempt was too "Superman". Gonna try to go completely out of character.