I’ve been participating in a fun collaboration with some great comic artist in The REPLICANTS Project.
What we are doing is creating our own characters based on existing characters. Similar to how Marvel Comics Squadron Supreme was based on DC Comics Justice League, and how the Watchmen characters were based on the Charlton characters. We’ve mash up half the 70s X-men and half the Justice League into a Heroes and Villains team.
The idea came from Dean Rivet who set up a blog on Posterous. The blogs name is the The REPLICANTS Project. We create the character inspired by that weeks choosen character. We design an original costumes, character name and back story. We then email the post to a Posterous email and PazoOoW it appears on the blog.
I’ll be posting the process I’m using to create my characters; form pencil drawing and inking to the final coloring in upcoming blog posts. Here’s a list of the characters that we are using as inspirations for The REPLICANTS Project.
Wonder Woman, Thunderbird, Sunfire, Storm, Nightcrawler, Green Lantern, Flash, Batman
Wolverine, Superman, Martian Manhunter, Hawkman, Cyclops, Colossus, Banshee, Atom