Tengen Toppa Kidknuckle is Kid's Tengen Toppa Gunmen, formed during the final battle with the Granzeboma in the second movie adaptation of the series, The Lights in the Sky are Stars. It works together with Iraak's Tengen Toppa Einsaurus and is later lost when it is used with the other Tengen Toppa Gunmen to form Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.
TRDL 2012 Series, No. 05 – Spazierend Panzers Type C [TRDL Commission]
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This was one of three mecha designs developed for one of my long-term clients for his original supers gaming universe. Think WWII-era mecha. We put a lot into debating how to give modern mecha design an old-timey feel appropriate for the 40s based largely on German artillery, tank and other equipment designs. It was a fun project, and I actually went to the library for the first time since college (14 years or so!) though ultimately most of my refs came from the supernet after all. The Spazierend Panzer Type C is the heaviest mecha class in this series. The shoulders support massive missile pods and the mouth is equipped with twin 20mm cannons. The arm carries an 88mm cannon. Yipe!
This piece was intially done in 2009 as a demo for the Elmhurst Historical Museum in Elmhurst Illinois. Some time ago I posted a partially finished page with added Photoshop work and recently took the whole page to finish an put it in my eBay store- [link]
The museum was running an exhibit called "The Drawn-Out History of Comic Books" exploring the art and innovation of creating comic books and the people who develop them. The exhibit partially featured a time-elapsed depiction of how I, Jill Thompson, and Doug Klauba (all American Academy of Art in Chicago grads) draw a comic book page. That video can be seen here - [link]
Art by Bill Reinhold 2009-10
India ink with pen and brush with added painting done in Lamp Black and Permanent White Gouache.