The workblog of the Stock*pile Comics collective.
~ Sunday, April 6 ~
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Heres a look at the raw art for the third issue of Forever winter ! 

-Joel-

Heres a look at the raw art for the third issue of Forever winter !

-Joel-

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~ Saturday, April 5 ~
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Process shoots of the forever winter 3 cover!

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~ Thursday, March 27 ~
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#ECCC begins this Friday and I will be there!
Come stop by and pick up a comic, sketch, or sketch card or just say hi.

I’ll be sitting at U-11 all weekend.. Its my first opportunity to sling some Broken Legacy comics at a convention. Buy one why don’t ya?!

-Jesse

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~ Friday, February 21 ~
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Joel here checking in. 

I fell out early in the character redesign game, for that I’m sorry, mostly because I wish I had been more a part of the awesome designs the rest of the crew came up with. Seriously they did some great stuff. 


…but in the meantime have been busy working on Forever winter 3. I finished the pencils for the 3rd cover and by the time you read this I’ll be close to wrapping up the opening scene of the book. It takes place in the magically long ago time of the late 90’s and I’m making sure to stuff it chock full of hints of things to come. 

Here’s a look at Kry and a costume you can expect to see her in by the end of FW3 (spoiler?)  Been trying to color my stuff digitally for a change, and while I’m not 100% sold on this piece I think its a direction worth pursuing. 

-Joel-

Joel here checking in.

I fell out early in the character redesign game, for that I’m sorry, mostly because I wish I had been more a part of the awesome designs the rest of the crew came up with. Seriously they did some great stuff.


…but in the meantime have been busy working on Forever winter 3. I finished the pencils for the 3rd cover and by the time you read this I’ll be close to wrapping up the opening scene of the book. It takes place in the magically long ago time of the late 90’s and I’m making sure to stuff it chock full of hints of things to come.

Here’s a look at Kry and a costume you can expect to see her in by the end of FW3 (spoiler?) Been trying to color my stuff digitally for a change, and while I’m not 100% sold on this piece I think its a direction worth pursuing.

-Joel-

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~ Thursday, February 20 ~
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So to wrap things up on the redesign project with the stock pile crew, I have redesigned a character of my choosing.  Wolverine! After messing with the colors for the Whizzer, I really liked them, and wanted to test them out on a new simple costume for Wolverine.  Not much to say otherwise, I made him short and burly, and got rid of any kind of belt.  Removed his gloves, and exposed his arms.  Why?  Because I needed to make an X out of his overall design.  fashion over function bub!  Peace!

So to wrap things up on the redesign project with the stock pile crew, I have redesigned a character of my choosing. Wolverine! After messing with the colors for the Whizzer, I really liked them, and wanted to test them out on a new simple costume for Wolverine. Not much to say otherwise, I made him short and burly, and got rid of any kind of belt. Removed his gloves, and exposed his arms. Why? Because I needed to make an X out of his overall design. fashion over function bub! Peace!

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~ Tuesday, February 18 ~
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Joe Dax here with my final entry for Stock*pile’s character redesign project. The final week was for a character of our choice, and I went with one of my favorites: Iron Fist. He got his energy powers after plunging his fists into the heart of a dragon…true story…so that particular bit is my main inspiration. I gave him his usual dragon logo on his chest, which is scarred on his actual chest underneath as well. I wanted to give him a mask reminiscent of the dragon and lion heads you see in Chinese festivals, something more detailed than his normal half mask. I actually really like every costume he’s ever had, which usually has the color green as a prominent color. I almost used green here, but I think the golds and yellows are more important and I’m pretty happy with the black and gray. And I made it a point to only have his hands exposed, since they don’t need any kind of coloring themselves. I hope you dig it as much as I do! Thanks again Stock*pilers for getting me involved, its been a blast!

Joe Dax here with my final entry for Stock*pile’s character redesign project. The final week was for a character of our choice, and I went with one of my favorites: Iron Fist. He got his energy powers after plunging his fists into the heart of a dragon…true story…so that particular bit is my main inspiration. I gave him his usual dragon logo on his chest, which is scarred on his actual chest underneath as well. I wanted to give him a mask reminiscent of the dragon and lion heads you see in Chinese festivals, something more detailed than his normal half mask. I actually really like every costume he’s ever had, which usually has the color green as a prominent color. I almost used green here, but I think the golds and yellows are more important and I’m pretty happy with the black and gray. And I made it a point to only have his hands exposed, since they don’t need any kind of coloring themselves. I hope you dig it as much as I do! Thanks again Stock*pilers for getting me involved, its been a blast!


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~ Thursday, February 13 ~
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Tony Sedani back again for another redesign. Jesse Munoz, so casually requested me to redesign Dr. Doom. Oh that sounds easy! Wait, what!? The Kirby creation of Doom! It’s impossible. Kirby is King of Comics, how can I even attempt? Well I did. I personally think that Dr. Doom is one of those characters who’s look is so damn iconic that it’s hard to improve on it. I took this challenge as if someone asked me to design a character with his characteristics. I felt I needed to take away the mask to set myself apart. I wanted a terminator look part machine part man. Obsessed with his look, he goes to far into trying to fix himself that he becomes a horrific monster. I left the classic green cape to tie it to classic Doom. I wanted to keep my doom scary looking, you could drape his face in shadows alot and have the red eye glowing through.

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~ Tuesday, February 11 ~
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Week 5! Superman!
Joe Dax here, with a difficult redesign for sure. Jesse suggested Superman, here’s his write-up: This is like the biggest challenge, how do you make the most iconic costume of all time and make it cool. DC doesn’t know how to do it. Can Dax pull it off?
Jesse is completely right, redesigning one of the most iconic costumes of all time is quite the challenge. The only main idea I had going in was to use no yellow at all. I think the yellow in Supe’s costume is the worst. And alot of redesigns I’ve seen over the years play up the yellow aspect so I made sure to go in the opposite direction. I think the key to a good Superman costume is to keep it very simple. So that means no underpants on the outside for starters. I went kind of extreme with simplifying his S on the chest, but I think this could work with his classic S as well, just replace the yellow with white. The only thing I like from the current DC redesign is the high collar, so I went with that as well. I think its important not to change his silhouette too much, so I kept his boots and arms simple as well. I’m pretty happy with this, so hopefully I lived up to the challenge. What do you think?

Week 5! Superman!

Joe Dax here, with a difficult redesign for sure. Jesse suggested Superman, here’s his write-up: This is like the biggest challenge, how do you make the most iconic costume of all time and make it cool. DC doesn’t know how to do it. Can Dax pull it off?

Jesse is completely right, redesigning one of the most iconic costumes of all time is quite the challenge. The only main idea I had going in was to use no yellow at all. I think the yellow in Supe’s costume is the worst. And alot of redesigns I’ve seen over the years play up the yellow aspect so I made sure to go in the opposite direction. I think the key to a good Superman costume is to keep it very simple. So that means no underpants on the outside for starters. I went kind of extreme with simplifying his S on the chest, but I think this could work with his classic S as well, just replace the yellow with white. The only thing I like from the current DC redesign is the high collar, so I went with that as well. I think its important not to change his silhouette too much, so I kept his boots and arms simple as well. I’m pretty happy with this, so hopefully I lived up to the challenge. What do you think?


~ Monday, February 10 ~
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I honestly know next to nothing about the character OMAC. Joel gave me this character to redesign. Here is what he had to say:

Jesse has a classic style, who better to tackle this classic kirby character.

So I pulled up Wikipedia and started reading. Really the only thing I knew was the dude had a mohawk. I didn’t even know OMAC stood for One-MAn Army Corps. Maybe I should start reading comics.

So with the military in mind I tackled OMAC. First thing to go was the spandex. I knew I wanted to keep the mohawk somehow. My first sketch was like a military war machine, Iron Man style but with a mohawk. Then I saw there was a version done recently that was basically a robot like Iron Man. So I scrapped that.

My next thought was military. I googled some military uniforms, then swat uniforms and that is what I went with. Gave him a faux-hawk. I wanted to stay true to the color scheme (a little) and gave him red pants but put the camo texture on it. So he is basically more of a military man like his name suggests. 

Next week is the final week where I get to choose a character myself. What should I pick? 

Hope you dug my redesigns.

-Jesse

Tags: OMAC Buddy Blank Buddy Blank Mone Man Army Corps Kirby O.M.A.C. DC Comics Stock*Pile Redesign
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~ Friday, February 7 ~
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Jesse here. Late for the week. I was busying watching my Seahawks dominate the Super Bowl. It was awesome. 

Anyways, Rian gave me the tall task of trying to redesign Spawn. Here is what he had to say, “Spawn is so fucking 90’s that I can’t look at him without hearing the sound of Pogs clattering to the floor. Does any look work for him without chains and spikes? Does his cape have to be tattered and trail 30 feet behind him? Or for that matter, does he even need a cape? I dunno. That’s for Jesse to decide.”

I had a rough time with this. How do you redesign this crap. I don’t know a lot about Spawn. I remember reading the book back when it first came out but didn’t make it past the first few issues. 

So I think he is like a demon or something so I played that up. I don’t like the idea of tights and a cape. It doesn’t sit with me. So I ended up playing the more classic feel of a demon. His cape has been replaced with giant red wings. Lost the spandex and gave him a little piece of cloth to cover up his naughty bits. Still has some of the classic chains as well as some gauntlets with some pokey spikes. I am not in love with this look it is just the best I could come up with without just modifying his superhero duds. 

What do you think?

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