Captain America: Fighting Styles Honorable Mentions

Note: The following entries are the Honorable Mentions from our Captain America: Fighting Styles contest! Congrats to these artists and thanks so much to everyone who entered! – Dean Trippe


Victor M. Newman


Wayne Harris


Zoe Maxine


Tony Aros

Note: Lots more after the jump! – D.T.


Soo Shin


Mike Laughead


Mike Dimayuga


Mat Major


Lee Chen Fang


Julian Godinez


Jorell Rivera


Jim Unwin


Jenny Park


Guy Bourraine, Jr.


George Marston


Evan Bryce


Erica Henderson


Eric Newsom


Drew Green


Daniel Irizarri


Bryan Finch


Bob Rissetto


Alex Picar

23 comments on “Captain America: Fighting Styles Honorable Mentions
  1. Is that a Captain Netherlands up there by Drew Green?
    I LOOOOVE the Alex Picar Redesign! That’s so entirely fresh!

  2. Amazing stuff. I love looking at these different takes on the character and dreaming up adventures for them.

    A little bummed my piece didn’t make it, but if anyone wants to check it out its at: http://www.theolddrawingbored.com/?p=45

    I kind of want to comment on everyone’s work, so I’ll keep it brief.

    Victor Newman: Badass. Especially love the mask and the chain mail effect.

    Wayne Harris: The pants…disturbingly form fitting.

    Zoe Maxine: Awesome jacket. For some reason he reminds me of a slightly old Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes. Needs a Falcon Hobbes.

    Tony Aros: Very clean modern take. I could see the current Steve Rogers wearing this.

    Soo Shin: The shield on the back of that coat is awesome. Wanna see this Cap fighting pirates.

    Mike Laughead: Very fun take on the character. I think the costume would actually work really well.

    Mike Dimayuga: Nice. When Steve Rogers takes back the Cap mantle, I’d love to see Bucky use this look and keep the energy shield.

    Mat Major: This is probably in my top 3, Love that jacket & helmet.

    Lee Chen Fang: Another fav. Not huge on the techie head gear, but otherwise a big fan of this. Needs to be made into an action figure.

    Julian Godinez. I love how bright and animated this is. Would work well for a Brave and the Bold-esque variant of the character.

    Jorell Rivera: Great suit.

    Jim Unwin: Very cool/moody. I could see this being a very contemporary take on Cap or a futuristic version who wanders the apocalyptic wasteland killing zombie. Either way, its awesome.

    Jenny Park: Glad the last entry was followed with a more lighthearted take. Cute.

    Guy Bourraine: Nice. What if Christopher Nolan and John Favreau teamed up to bring us Captain America?

    George Marston: Very cool. Looks like a pilot. Please give him a themed plane and set him against the Red Baron/Skull(Baron Red Skull!).

    Even Bryce: Cap needs a nap. Very snazzy costume. And the coloring on this is great.

    Erica Henderson: Nice pulpy look for Cap. Like that it deviates a lot from his traditional look, but is still Captain American-y.

    Eric Newsom: Interesting take on the idea, I could see this as a Twilight Zone 1950s version of Captain America for some reason.

    Drew Green: Captain Luxembourg! Nice look. I’m finding that I’m a big fan of aviator goggles.

    Daniel Irizarri: Great look. Especially like the A-star on the shield.

    Bryan Finch: Kind of has a working class hero thing that works.

    Bob Risseto: Awesome. I would read this while listening to the Rocky IV soundtrack.

    Alex Picar: Space Adventure Cap! Or Tron Cap before Marvel had the idea.

    Phew. Hope I didn’t miss anyone.

    Any idea when we can expect the next contest to be announced?

  3. Yes. Some of my favorite designs are in this crew.
    Look at the amazing contemporary tech and sheriff star(!) shield design by Matt Major, the old school Air Force logo influence on Tony Aros’ radical but recognizable redesign, the perfectly integrated logo design of Mike Laughead, Alex Picar’s sports car sleek riot cop from the future, and Victor Newman’s PERFECT design for Isaiah Bradley. Seriously, this design is invulnerable.
    Oh and have you seen the shield eagle on the back of Lee Chen Fang’s design? You haven’t? Dude.

  4. Good job everyone!

    Daniel Irizarri ftw. His should have been one of the winners in my opinion. I love the star a combo on his shield.

    I entered too, but didn’t make it. :(

  5. Lee Chen Fang’s design for Bucky Cap is perfect. I’d love to see two Captain Americas, and building the high-tech shield into Bucky’s mechanical arm once Steve gets his shield back is such a perfect idea that it needs to happen now.

  6. damn! what a line up!

    no wonder i fell so far down on the list! the talent is topnotch! honest to goodness, some of these honorable mentions wouldn’t have seemed out of place in the runners up!

    Victor Newman’s Isaiah Bradly springs to mind, as does lee chen feng’s bucky! these were all solid designs, btw.

    btw, @ Mark Hartman, thanks tons for the kind words! i’m very glad you liked it! but i also think the people who won really deserved it! this was a great showing of talent all around.

  7. “Eric Newsom: Interesting take on the idea, I could see this as a Twilight Zone 1950s version of Captain America for some reason.” — That’s pretty much what I was going for! Thanks for the compliment!

  8. Does anyone else see Patrick Warburton in Bryan Finch’s Cap design? AKA who-doesn’t-<3-Patrick-Warburton-that's-awesome?

    On another note, while I'm bowled over by Newman's Isaiah Bradley design, am I the only one that finds something ironic about Isaiah Bradley being costumed in what resembles a quasi-paramilitary outfit a la SWAT? Something about the pouches and the pants seems out of place for me on a character that embodies the anti-establishment…

  9. Gary:
    On another note, while I’m bowled over by Newman’s Isaiah Bradley design, am I the only one that finds something ironic about Isaiah Bradley being costumed in what resembles a quasi-paramilitary outfit a la SWAT?Something about the pouches and the pants seems out of place for me on a character that embodies the anti-establishment…

    Hehe…It will depend on the universe in question, since most government superheroes are wearing something more colorful and less military doesn’t it mean he is going against the established aesthetics?

  10. Ha! Sweet stuff everybody. Personally speaking, I think there’s more I like about the runners up over the winners. It’s the variations in styles that gets me. I’m not big on costume design so I struggled to come up with something outside of what I’m comfortable with stylistically. But I admire the thought everyone put into the costume designs.

    Jim Unwin is probably my favorite in the bunch. The simple approach, the faceless character, creates more of mystery or mood with me. I dig it.

  11. I think a number of these are more successful than some of the main mentions. I’m specifically thinking of Victor M. Newman, Guy Bourraine, Jr., George Marston. Very refreshing, pitch perfect military references, etc. Nicely done guys.

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