Thursday, December 2, 2010

FLOPPY MOHAWKS AREN'T CANON.

The Justice League.

The current Remake/Remodel challenge on Warren Ellis's Whitechapel: Making a poster for Malcolm McLaren's 1977 Justice League film (don't worry, that didn't actually happen). It seemed appropriate to turn the JLA into a punk band for this. Design-wise, I suppose mine doesn't necessarily fit the period, but my focus was really on the figures/costuming. I love re-interpreting characters and making up fake bands, so this was fun to do during breaks from other work. There are a few bits I especially enjoy, like Wonder Woman's stockings and Batman's t-shirt. And for some reason, the idea of Aquaman not being able to hold his alcohol was really funny to me. I don't know. Oh, and I scribbled a JLA logo thing for the occasion.

In hindsight, I should have done a color sketch first because I was working with set schemes. The left side of the drawing turned out kind of heavy on the red. THANKS A LOT, FLASH.

24 comments:

  1. Aquaman harfing is a personal highlight for me. This is great.

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  2. So, so, cool. I may make this my desktop, if that's okay with you!

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  3. BWHAHAHA! The Batcave haircut for Batman is just magic!

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  4. Incredible. Batman's hairdo is a work of art in itself. Wonder Woman is also totally badass.

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  5. This is just so cool. Best interpretation of the JLA ever IMO.

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  6. AND, now I have a new desktop! Awesome work, really.

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  7. SO much better than the Jim Lee Wonder Woman redesign!

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  8. Any chance of a print? I absolutely LOVE this illustration.

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  9. This is absolutely FANTASTIC! I can't tell you how much I love this. So cool!

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  10. This is great. I would buy the comic, see the movie, and collect the action figures. And then destroy them, because it's totally punk rock.

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  11. Thanks, everyone! I'm glad you guys like it (in some cases, enough to grace your desktops).

    Greg: No plans to make this a print any time soon but it could happen. I'll be sure to mention it on the blog if it becomes a reality.

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  12. Wow! just awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. I did a desktop of it aswell! If someone in DC had some brains, he'll would defently make a book out of this characters, you should send them a mail

    (sorry about my lousy english)

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  14. This is fantastic. Grant Morrison needs to write an Elseworlds story about these guys.

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  15. Beautiful. An internet meme is born. Now we need one of the Sex Pistol dressed as business men

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  16. I'd buy a print or a t-shirt. Just so you know. :) Love it!

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  17. Whoohoo this should be an official elseworld story! DC, are you seeing this?

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  18. Wow, I love everything about this. Aquaman harfing cracks me up, but I absolutely LOVE the Wonder Woman design. The stockings idea is FRIGGIN' GENIUS, and seems so common-sense NOW that I see it. They should use that idea for the live-action tv show design, or hell, even for the current and terrible Jim Lee design, to put some color back in the damn thing, and because the WW boots are iconic. I also like the stretchy blue skirt you gave her with the star, and how you incorporated the gold tiara as highlights in her hair. **high fives you** I'm not even a big WW fan, but I LOVE this. Very cool. You have a new fan.

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  19. This is pretty much the coolest damn thing I have ever seen (JLA sounds like an 80s punk band too -- of course maybe it's just because I'm thinking of JLA, but anyway). The only thing that would make this even better is if the Flash was a redhead :(

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  20. I would put this up as a poster in my house, it is the only JLA I have found awesome ever.

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  21. I can't remember how I found this awesome illustration, but I forwarded it onto The Aquaman Shrine (http://www.aquamanshrine.com/2011/01/malcom-mclarens-jla.html), who has since posted it.

    Poking around a bit more, I really love your work. Check out mine sometime if you've got a moment.
    http://www.designnut.com
    http://thedesignerdaddy.com

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  22. Is this available as a t-shirt anywhere? If so I'd buy it in a heartbeat!

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