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  1.  (8037.1)
    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 ONE submission by any one person in any one REMAKE/REMODEL.

    The point is REinterpretation: remake/remodel.


    Well, the last one just proved too hard or too uninteresting for most of you. So let's go back to an old-style R/R, with this Fletcher Hanks horror from 1940:

    Tiger Hart of Crossbone Castle is a dual sword-wielding pseudo-medieval warrior who battles against lawbreakers on the planet Saturn. In his one known exploit he fought to recover Queen Hilda and the Solinoor Diamond from Turk-the-Terrible and his Talon Man. He shattered the diamond with his sword so that no one would ever kill for it again. Tiger Hart is fairly brutal. He tortures two of Turk-The-Terrible's men by hanging them up over a pit of tigers and threatening to cut them loose.

    No picture. Don't want to spoil it for you.


    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
    • CommentTimeApr 11th 2010
    I can dig it.
  2.  (8037.3)
    Oh, jeez. I'm thinking Conan by way of Heavy Metal...
    • CommentAuthorJSween
    • CommentTimeApr 11th 2010
    UR BACK......YES! im so in
  3.  (8037.5)
    This sounds sweet! I don't know the source material so I think for a change it won't mar my approach to it.
    • CommentTimeApr 11th 2010
    hahahahahahaha! I don't know if I'll get time for this one, but I expect most of the regulars to kick this one in the nuts and the ass both.

    As for last week's? I think it was mainly because Paul's style is so singular. Porting the X-men into the FA universe would be pretty easy, but making it seem like Freakangels is a little more difficult, if you get me.

    Anyway, enough words from me. Out of the way now.
      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeApr 11th 2010
    I'd agree; I don't think last week's was uninteresting, but perhaps it's coupled with being such a succinct universe and culling from such a monstrous character base as the X-Men that may have pushed some regulars away. I actually found it much more of a challenge, requiring a much more laser focus than a full blast remake. I think both ways are good exercise, so please don't take last week as a thumbs down. Hell, I only just made it with my submission for purely time constraint reasons.

  4.  (8037.8)
    I actually had a lot of fun with last weeks, and there was some stellar work in there, though not as many new people as the Uchronal Chinese Whispers ones...
  5.  (8037.9)
    Well, the last one just proved too hard or too uninteresting for most of you.

    I wanted to do that one most of all, but I was buried with pre-con and freelance.

    I may do this one on the plane.
    • CommentTimeApr 11th 2010
    Robert Crumb pegged Fletcher Hanks dead on it seems.
    • CommentTimeApr 11th 2010
    I seem to never have time for these but "Tiger Hart of Crossbone Castle is a dual sword-wielding pseudo-medieval warrior who battles against lawbreakers on the planet Saturn."

    It's just written so matter of fact that it breaks me a bit. I need to get those Hanks retrospective books....
  6.  (8037.12)
    Too hard. Paul's style requires a level of skill that's out of my league.

    Enough complaining. I'll shut up now and go work on this week's submission.
    • CommentAuthorBerserker
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2010

    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2010
    Sweet baby Jesus @Berserker, you've played a blinder... and so very quickly too! Love the tiger/heart icon - lovely detail! Awesome job sir. :D
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2010
    @Berserker, this is an awesome piece! Amazing job!
      CommentAuthorJack Crowder
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2010 edited
    @ Berserker; that logo is brilliantly designed. I love how you applied it to the beltbuckle. Each of your metal pieces have a wonderful texture to them and I'm impressed how you worked that magic with just those limited grays. Those greens really do come off unworldly! Your Crossbone Castle is very inspiring. It's iconic even. Look at how your fabric hangs! Beauty.
    • CommentAuthorBerserker
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2010 edited
    Thank you, guys!

    @ NeilFord -This one came out REALLY fast, even for me. It actually started as a doodle of that little logo in the corner, and then spread like plague across the page from there...but once I had that symbol, the rest was finished except for the drawing it.

    ( I think there's some universal law that states if a R/R features the name of an animal and the color green can be fit in somehow, I'll top it. )
  7.  (8037.18)
    Berserker: Hilarious and amazing. Did you color it with markers?
    • CommentAuthorBerserker
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2010
    @frequentcontributor - Yes. Prismacolor, the double-ended kind with a fine and a broad tip, with assists from Primacolor tech pens ( .08 and a .005 ) and a Pentel brush-pen. And just a little bit of from a white colored pencil, for the lightning on Saturn's dark side. Then after all that I went in with a pencil and added a shit ton more little 'detail' noise.
  8.  (8037.20)
    Berserker: That you pull all of that off with no digital work at all, still blows me away. That you did this particular piece in such short a time, leaves the inside of my skull a pulpy mess. Wow.