Note: Sometimes it takes a second set of eyes to fully understand something. Take for instance this Ross Campbell-tweaked design on Alopex, a new character in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics. Originally introduced just a few months back, I didn’t pay much mind to her then but when I saw Ross’ take on her here I had to stand back and take notice. Ross is working with writer Brian Lynch on a solo issue about her due out later this year. – Chris A.
Note: Any character can be a great character, if the right creators involved. When it was announced that writer Joe Keatinge and artist Ross Campbell were reviving Rob Liefeld’s 90s heroine Glory for a new series, fans far-and-wide (me, included) gave it a skeptical look. But boy was I wrong. Keatinge really came into his own with this series, but I think Campbell’s contributions can’t be underplayed — especially in the character designs, chiefly Glory. So for our next Fan-Art Friday we want to celebrate Glory, the one-time Wonder Woman clone who grew — proverbially and physically — into a wholly unique and terrifying character. Artists of all stripes are encouraged to draw their rendition of Glory; the deadline for submissions is Friday, January 4th at 5pm Eastern time. Email them to us at email@example.com with your full name and a link to your website/portfolio. To get your motor running, look at this excellent piece of Glory fan-art by Shrine Dust. – Chris A.
Note: Don’t get in the way of Ross Campbell when he’s creating. After killing it in Glory and numerous fan-art postings, this friend of the site recently posted character designs for an ambitious fan-comic retelling of the second Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, Secrets of the Ooze. Campbell’s providing his own spin and not limiting it to redesigns, but adding new characters, new style and a deeper story. Look for more in the coming months! – Chris A.
Note: We here at P:R HQ were genuinely giddy when it was announced that Ross Campbell and Joe Keatinge were reviving the 90s Rob Liefeld character/series Glory for Image’s upcoming Extreme revival. As a long-time friend-of-the-site (and good artist to boot), Ross is full of ideas on different directions to take characters and this upcoming project of his is no different. Ross provided us some exclusive sketches as he planned out Glory’s look in advance of its early 2012 debut. - Chris A.
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