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REMAKE: The Flamingo Comic by PaulSizer REMAKE: The Flamingo Comic by PaulSizer
The REMAKE/REMODEL thread is re-activated at Warren Ellis' WHITECHAPEL forums, and it was missed, but the time off recharged people's batteries, so it's all good. Here's this week's description of THE FLAMINGO:

"From Contact Comics in 1944:
Colonel Moore Williams knows the enemy is easily terrified by the strange and unknown, so he becomes the superhero known as the Flamingo! He has no powers and is only armed with his intellect, his physical strength, his service revolver, and a specially built plane. He uses his new identity to accomplish things the military cannot."

Because people punching Hitler NEVER goes out of style, I decided to make my Flamingo be a defender of America and a champion for the gay men in the armed forces, most of whom were not able to be "out" with their sexuality in that time period. I figured that he would have a special grudge against Hitler's Nazi regime, based on the fact that homosexuals were persecuted as much as the Jewish and Roma people during World War 2.
The pink triangle was used by the Nazis to identify homosexuals in the concentration camps, and the symbol has been re-purposed by some gay support groups in modern times, hence why I have The Flamingo wearing the triangles as a sign of defiance and pride.

Fake comic book cover for the thread.

Pencils/Inks: MANGASTUDIO EX 3.0
Colors/FX: PHOTOSHOP CS2
Graphics: FREEHAND MX
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:iconkyrtuck:
kyrtuck Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Actually a pretty good idea. He should go take on the Francobot 5000 next.
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companyHOLLAND Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
hahahahahahahaaha pwnd fur deutschland :D
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Well said. Thanks.
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:iconcompanyholland:
companyHOLLAND Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
great work , welcome
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Elgorfo1 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
Ha! Punching Hitler does never go out of fashion.
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You are correct!
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:iconlupus-ferus:
Lupus-Ferus Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
Rohm's revenge?
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:iconkeistera:
Keistera Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
What a beautiful design! I'd read this comic like whoa and totally wish it was real.

I was directed to this from the inclusive_geeks LJ comm, for reference.
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the comment and the link. I hope that people seeing this DO know that I'm not doing this as a joke, but more as a question of "Why CAN'T this be how it is?". I think that questioning things is how things change, hopefully for the better. And a broader range of characters cannot do anything but make for better and more diverse storytelling.

If you have a direct line to the LJ post where you saw this, I'd love to check it out.
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Keistera Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
Apologies for the late response, but I found it here: [link] - I don't log in to DA as much as I'd like to, that's why it took so long.

I agree with your points, for sure. We have to keep questioning things if we want them to change, and I really hope that people do just that - ask questions, keep asking, keep poking and prodding. More diverse storytelling is something that's sorely needed in all forms of media.
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Very cool, thanks for the link and the good words. Appreciated!
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Kerevon Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
Really, all it takes for a superhero to become instantly badass is for them to punch Hitler in the face. Very nice indeed. :)
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
That is a constant law throughout the multiverse.
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:iconkerevon:
Kerevon Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
Indeed.
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VictoriaViolet Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
Epic Win for the Flamingo-guy XD

"punching Hitler NEVER goes out of style"

That is so true!!! XDD I always want to punch Hitler and all this motherfucking nazis in the world >D

orrr, it's a pity, just a fake comiccover ;-; but, a very very cool one =D

C.
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, thanks very much for such a spirited response! Glad you like it!
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:iconvictoriaviolet:
VictoriaViolet Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
Hoho XD You are realy welcome =D

C.
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:iconname-already-chosen:
name-already-chosen Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
This is awesome!
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, glad you dig it!
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:iconrazielart:
RazielArt Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
Best. Gay. Superhero. Ever.
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconsteampunk-girl:
Steampunk-Girl Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009
Awesome, awesome work! I keep staring at the gun holster, it's so cleverly designed :)
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hands down, that's the part everyone seems to dig. I really must have missed my calling!
Thanks for the comment.
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:iconburningflag:
burningflag Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Professional General Artist
I really dig the design of the flamingo head, how it becomes the holster for the gun.
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Overall the favorite aspect of this character design by many others. Thanks!
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:iconbewarethebob:
bewarethebob Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
and thats what you get hitler.
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:iconawooo:
Awooo Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
Great type work on the title!
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, type is my friend.
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:iconxaidurk:
Xaidurk Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
XD I'd certainly read this. It looks so awesome!
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:iconkonirathax:
KoniraThax Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Of course you would, it's gold. XD
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:iconxaidurk:
Xaidurk Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, it definitely is! :heart:
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent. My audience grows! Thanks!
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:iconkonirathax:
KoniraThax Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Doing stuff to Hitler regardless never goes out of style but punching him is the instant golden classic. You sir, are a genius, this is gold. XD
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Gold is good, thanks!
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rainbowblight Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
SO SO GOOD!!!! Oh, btw, I used that badass illustration you did of me in the draw me thread a while back for this flier for my next show. I made sure to keep your sig in there and did a bulletin linkin' back to your site and generally sayin' how awesome you are ;) Lemme know if it's ok!
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
You bet, that's fine! If you need that image for anything in the future, drop me a line at paul@pausizer.com and I can send you the image separate from the background, which would make it easier for you to use. It's no problem, so please don't hesitate to do so!
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:iconrainbowblight:
rainbowblight Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
Thanks so much Paul, will do!
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PencilInPain Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
LOL Love this one, Paul. I've been out the city for the whole summer, but I'm eager to come back and join the Remake / Remodel challenges again. Congrats!
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks much, Alberto. Looking forward to having your mighty art back in the new crop of REMAKE threads!
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:iconmikehaff:
MikeHaff Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
Super Swingin Sexy and Violent...for ALL men!
This is too awesome!
BTW throw me in the " I love the Flamingo holster" column!
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent! Consider yourself added to the "Flamingun" Fans!
Thanks much for the nice words.
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:iconmikehaff:
MikeHaff Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
My Pleasure! "Flamingun" begs for a t shirt design!
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:iconanoneemoose:
anoneemoose Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009
God this is awesome.

I love the holster.
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Another one in the "I Love The Flamingo Holster" column!
Thanks!
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:iconmidnightsong:
MIDNIGHTsong Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009
WHOOOHOO!!! People punching out Hitler is absolutly timeless. :D Nice work, Mr. Sizer, as always.
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Sock the Fueher today!
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luqkhyjonas Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Very good Paul ^^.
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snaplesugar Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009   Writer
I love how it seems like the light is coming from somewhere below them. And the hands are fantasticly donw with the nails and the little wrinkles here and there. And again, the clothes are simply stunning with all the folds, the light hitting them in the places, and the holster being the flamingo's head (creative).
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:iconpaulsizer:
PaulSizer Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, I had a blast designing the costume and figuring out the mechanics of the holster (which seems to be people on WHITECHAPEL's favorite part!)
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snaplesugar Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009   Writer
No problem. It does seem like it would be a fun thing to work out ^^
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