Wednesday, 20 June 2012

OHOTMU character redesign: Asp

Just contributed to a REALLY cool project I felt truly honored to be invited to: The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Redux.

Its basically a TITANIC redesign of EACH and EVERY character entry of the legendary Marvel Comics Official Handbook (the version published in the '80s if Im not mistaken) done by "all-new, all-different" hot artists, to use a Stan Lee-esque jargon.

Of course, as soon as I got invited, I checked the list of the characters still available and pretty much ALL of my favorites were already taken, so I decided to go for a radically different approach: I would have picked the ones I knew ABSOLUTELY nothing about, based only on what potential for redesign they could offer.

First one is Asp:
Apparently, she was an Egyptian-themed Captain America villainess, with electric "stings" or smthing.

Well, now shes a reincarnated Egyptian sorceress with poisonous kiss and a troubled on-again, off-again fling with Boris Karloff. Because thats cooler ;)

Brush and ink on Bristol. Check the colored version here.