Saturday, July 31, 2010


Here are the Daredevils I received! I have to say, I'm pretty impressed with the turnout, and I'm sure you will be too. Everyone should be really proud of their work this time. Unfortunately, I didn't receive every DD I expected to (I saw a few in-process that weren't sent in on time), if I get those within the next few days I can tack them onto the end of this post.

Marie Provence's Caveman DD:

She adds: "Here's my Daredevil. I have to confess, I'm not much of a super hero follower so this guy was fairly new to me. However, I liked this description of him:
"Matt Murdock is blinded by a radioactive substance that falls from an oncoming vehicle. Despite not being able to see anymore, the radioactive exposure heightens his remaining senses beyond normal human ability."

So I ran with the idea of blindness and dwelling in a cave. I liked the idea of camouflage in the cave surroundings, so his coloration and his horns kind of resemble the stalagmites on the floor of the cave. I also nabbed his posture from other images of the original Marvel Daredevil."

Kayla Cline's Fuedal Japan DD:

Alex Barton's erm...futuristic pre-1900s DD? Haha, we love you Alex:

Gavin Guidry's Native American DD (If you have a link to link you back to, please comment below and I'll add it!):

Kenneth Shofela Coker's Acrobatic DD:

Shane McDermott's Old West DDs:

Stefan Grambart's Rennaisance DD:

He adds: "After going through a bunch of thumbnails for different periods, I settled on Renaissance era Venice for my Daredevil makeover."

Derrick Dent's Old West DD:

Justin Wheeler's DD:

He adds: "In Ireland at the early part of the 1700's, English Rule over Ireland dictated that all Catholics must convert to the protestant faith or face execution. The majority of the Catholic churches were destroyed and many of the Catholics that chose to resist conversion were forced to flee. The English went so far as to hire... Priest Hunters to track and kill the Priests that resisted conversion. Some Priests chose to hold Catholic masses in the woods, cloaking themselves in order to not be outed. I re-imagined daredevil as a priest during this time. I wanted to make him look more devilish and beast-like while retaining an accurate depiction to the garb of the times. I imagined him as a priest that felt that what the English were doing was working against God. So he fights for his congregation dressed as the devil, a martyr to the godlessness and the sinful nature of the killings of his people. so um yeah....these are the sketches."

Guillermo Quintero's Feudal Daredevil:

Cody Barnhill's DD:

He adds: "I liked the idea of Matt Murdock having a scrappy seeing eye dog. This would lend him such devastating moves as, " SEEING EYE DOG PUNCH!" or, "SEEING EYE DOG LIVING SHIELD". I decided to go with plain clothes design because everyone knows Matt Murdock is DareDevil now anyway, regardless of Danny Rand's attempts to fool the public. So, if Matt is a lawyer and the crime fighter DD, why not stream line things and have a battle-business suite, appropriately colored, with reasonable everyday items used as weapons?"

Elliot Boyette's DD Knight:

He adds:"I decided to do a Knights Templar version of Daredevil where upon learning he has been doing the work of the devil in the Crusades he curses God and thinks him wrong. God answers by blinding him for his arrogance but in an ironic twist of fate he accepts a deal from Satan where he gains demonic powers/abilities to be able to fight for the Holy Land while promising his soul to Hell as a sacrifice."

I think everyone will agree that the turnout this time was great, and I think i'll continue to have superhero designs submitted every two weeks. And to any readers/lurkers who are curious, you are VERY welcome to submit at any time!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Daredevils due TOMORROW!

Please remember to e-mail your Daredevils to me at by tomorrow night, before 11pm EST. Please include your full name and where you would like to be linked back to and if you so choose, a few sentences describing your DD and why you chose to design him the way you did.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Daredevil Extension

This week's Daredevil submissions are being pushed back until NEXT Saturday due to a lot of people (including myself) needing an extension. I was thinking it would be a good idea to make these every 2 weeks anyways once school starts, so work extra hard on these!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

An Important Reminder


This is important, and I will start not posting submissions if they aren't emailed to me.

Saturday, July 17, 2010


Alex Barton's two otherworldly Catwomen:

Matt Ryan's classy Catwoman:

Marie Provence's nautical Catwoman:

Elliot Boyette's adorable Catwoman and Catwoman with lovely background!:

Justin Wheeler's Catwoman:

Kayla Cline's Roller Derby Catwoman:

Shane McDermott's Piratey Catwoman:

Derrick Dent's Victorian Catwoman:

Jemma Salume's Catwoman:

Let us know what you think!

Also guys, would there be an easier way to get a hold of everyone? Not everyone emailed me the designs and I had to go find them. Would a facebook group ESPECIALLY for Superhero Coco be better? Let me know.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Next Hero...

Due to the intended broad subject matter of the next redesign, I'm going to go ahead and announce this one early to give people a little extra time for research/thinking before starting with the designs. BUT...the theme is:

Pre 1900's Daredevil. Anything before the 1900s is fair game, as long as it is still clear that it's Daredevil.

So... get to brainstormin'!

New Header!

I want to draw attention to the NEW HEADER by the fantastic Elliot Boyette. I think it's pretty much the best thing ever.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

New Superhero...

Hey guys! As many of you know, the next superhero(ine) to redesign is Catwoman.

Please try to have all entries mailed to me (or messaged to me on facebook, or whatever) by Saturday. My e-mail is

ALSO...the next hero will be a THEMED that should be interesting!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Wonder Women

Here are the collected Wonder Women so far! Not everyone got to submit this time around since it was the first and such short notice, but I hope more people participate in the future.

Matt Ryan's:

Elliot Boyette's:

Kayla Cline's:

Alex Barton's:

Marie Provence's:

Shane McDermott's:

Justin Wheeler's:

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Superhero Costume Coalition

Welcome to the blog for the Superhero Costume Coalition, where a bunch of illustrators are given a superhero weekly to redesign.

Contributing artists include:

Shane McDermott
Jemma Salume
Alex Barton
Kayla Cline
Courtney Billadeau
Matt Ryan
Justin Wheeler
Elliot Boyette
Marie Provence

And more to be listed as they are confirmed. This week's theme is Wonder Woman due to Jim Lee's controversial new outfit for her.

Submissions will be collected and posted this weekend, all submissions should be sent to for now until we get the posting stuff down completely.


A great resource to look up some heros and villians

Excitement!! I vote for nova!

Look at this guy! Don't you want to redraw him!

I'm very ready to start this up!
What hero will we be reworking?
Will we be working alphabetically or just grabbing at random?

I vote for a Nova rework I am partial to Marvel comics my self.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Up, Up, and Away!

Hello everyone! This is a place where amazing and mind blowing comic book character redesigns will be posted by the fine, illustrious illustrators of the Memphis College of Art.