So here’s the deal on the Green Lantern Challenge – I line up a commission piece from a comic creator. I give them free reign as to the choice of character. I don’t want to know or be aware of which Green Lantern from DC Comics they’ve chosen until the official reveal. Basically, the Green Lantern Challenge operates like this…
- The Creator’s Choice: Creator can select from ANY Green Lantern throughout history. Entirely their choice! It can be a Green Lantern who has protected Sector 2814 (i.e. Hal Jordan, Guy Gardner, John Stewart, Kyle Rayner, Simon Baz, Jessica Cruz). It can be an alien Green Lantern patrolling other sectors (i.e. Tomar-Re, Katma Tui, Arisia Rrab, Kilowog, Salaak). It can even be older or lesser-known Green Lanterns (i.e. Alan Scott, Boodikka, Abin Sur, Ch’p, Yalan Gur). It simply HAS to be a Green Lantern or one that has been a Green Lantern at some point, meaning no characters who are always associated with a different Lantern in the spectrum. Sorry, Larfleeze, Saint Walker,etc.
- The Exceptions: The creator cannot choose a Lantern already selected in a previous Green Lantern Challenge. The first Challenge was performed by Phillip Sevy, who chose Thaal Sinestro.
- The Big Reveal: I will share the character he/she chose to draw/sketch/illustrate in a feature here at PopCultHQ (What you are reading now).
The Green Lantern Challenge is a way in which we, at PopCultHQ, can make an even greater connection with comic book creators. The Challenge is a way of providing a platform for creators to showcase their talent. To show off their skills and get creative with their choice of Green Lantern, as well as put their signature look to their chosen character. Plus, Green Lantern is my favorite comic book character of all-time, so it’s a win for me too! 😉
For our second Green Lantern Challenge, I commissioned Davi Leon Dias, the artist on Rylend Grant‘s ABERRANT at Action Lab: Danger Zone & Grant’s Kickstarter campaign THE PEACEKEEPERS. One of the tiers for the latter offered a digital commission from the Portuguese artist, which I backed and opted for the full color option. To add to Davi’s artwork is colorist Iwan Joko Triyono, who also colored the same two books of Grant’s.
Without further ado, stepping up with the second submission to PopCultHQ’s Green Lantern Challenge…Davi Leon Dias!
Dias’ Process Shots + Final Piece
I’d like to personally thank Davi and Iwan for the absolutely gorgeous commission of Hal Jordan and for partaking in our second Green Lantern Challenge. I’m planning on professionally printing & framing this beautiful piece! To see more from the creators, follow both of them at the links below.
And here’s one last look at the finished commission in all its glory!
Artist – Davi Leon Dias
Colorist – Iwan Joko Triyono