UPDATED: Project: Rooftop Regulars Redesign Lady Liberty For CBLDF at HeroesCon

Post Updated at bottom with links to benefit auctions.

Note: The P:R Regulars were out in force at HeroesCon earlier this month, and although I personally was unable to attend, all reports say our panel was a hoot. Another neat thing coming out of that was an invitation from the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) to redesign Lady Liberty. P:R co-founder Dean Trippe, along with Ming Doyle, Joe Quinones, Maris Wicks and Joel Carroll all took part, which you can see in this video.

The five original pieces of art by our P:R Regulars are now up on Ebay for bidding, running through June 30th. Bid hard and bid often — all proceeds go to the CBLDF.

Ming Doyle’s Lady Liberty: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170658141181
Joe Quinones’ Lady Liberty: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170658141418
Dean Trippe’s Lady Liberty: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170658141685
Maris Wicks’ Lady Liberty: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140567349603
Joel Carroll’s Lady Liberty: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140567349963

Stay tuned to CBLDF’s Ebay page as they’ll be auctioning off these one-of-a-kind pieces of art to benefit their good cause – Chris A.

14 comments to “UPDATED: Project: Rooftop Regulars Redesign Lady Liberty For CBLDF at HeroesCon”
  1. I’m always impressed by our regulars and submitters. They can look at something established and almost instantly (at least in the video), they can see a redesign in their heads. Great job, guys and gals!

  2. So are the only people who get recognized or selected in redesigns other small press artists or friends of PR? Am I mistaken in thinking that?

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  4. Dean’s artwork is great, especially the inks, but the costume doesn’t look very functional. That’s not to say that any other versions from the comics were ever any kind of functional, but it’s something I prefer to see in redesigns. Plus, for a character that represents the U.S.A., she sure looks pretty harmless. Then again, maybe there’s a political message behind her design. Hmmm…

    Ming’s design has to be my favorite. The costume is clever, especially the way the statue’s sash was incorporated into the design. If anything, the costume looks a little ’90’s, but something about the hairstyle (the bangs) gives her a more modern look. It kind of reminds me of Lady Gaga, I guess, which allows me to view it as something more modern. Nice job!

    Props to Joe and Joel (that’s right, props) for being the only ones to include Liberty’s torch. The main problem I have with the other designs is that she looks fairly defenseless. She needs her torch! And the main problem I have with Joe’s design is that it feels a little too Wonder Woman-y. It just looks too much like an alternate costume for the Golden Age Diana. I do like the crown/shades combo though. I think it’s easier to throw something wild like that onto a character who is not as iconic and well-known, and it’s nice to see someone take advantage of that.

    To be honest, I’m not totally sure if Maris’s drawing is meant to be taken seriously as a redesign. It’s pretty much just a cartoon version of the Statue of Liberty in a different pose. It’s a cute picture though.

    Like I mentioned above, it’s good to see that Joel has incorporated the torch. The crown, armored knee-pads, and sash are perfect, but for some reason I don’t like the combination of the sash and the tights underneath. I’m not a big fan of the tops of the gloves or the bottom of her collar either. I understand the artist was trying to make them match with the crown, but it looks out of place here and reminds me too much of Aurora and Northstar from Alpha Flight. And…is that an iPad?

    Thanks for posting the video, guys! It’s nice to see what some of the P:R contributors look like for a change. Overall, these designs are pretty sweet. I like that this was a redesign of a lesser-known super, so it’s not as easy for people to get real nit-picky about changes to things that some feel are too iconic or not to be tampered with. In a way, I think it allows for more freedom. I would love to see these in color!

  5. Hey guys — the video has been fixed. Let me know if it’s still giving you problems viewing.

    And responding to Andrew Kilian: Project: Rooftop spotlights redesigns we think are good. They come from small press artists, toy designers, cosplay designers, even bigtime comic artists like Stuart Immonen, Jamie McKelvie and Travel Foreman who we’ve featured in the past.

  6. These are all nice pieces , I’d love to see them in color, but none are an improvement on the current design. I’m using Daniel Acuña cover design (2006) that’s shown on Wikipedia as a reference because I’m not very familiar with LL. When stars and stripes are added she looks more like a Wonder Woman rip-off to me.

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