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WildCATs - Grifter by NicolasRGiacondino WildCATs - Grifter by NicolasRGiacondino
Hi folks!

Another week's dawning and after a pretty rough one, I look forward to things improving a bit. Hence, why I'm starting it with a bang. Quite literally :D

Following up on my latest 90s nostalgia post featuring Jim Lee's WildCATs, here's yet another character from the famous team to add onto another of my long overdue commissions. This time around, all the chips fell onto Zealot's eternal partner in crime and master of weapons, Grifter.

Granted, a lot of these characters had a flavor about them that reminded us of other famous characters we grew up with. That said, they all had a certain charm of their own and when handled well, they could become really awesome channels to tell various interesting stories. Such as when the WildCATs were rebooted by Scott Lobdell and Travis Charest. For a lot of reasons, the artwork being the most obvious one, that era of the team was one of my favorites and Cole Cash definitely shone on it as its 90s longcoat and ridiculous energy weapons got traded for some contemporary black ops. suits and armament. 
Charest in particular has always been a great inspiration for me and I loved all the little details he added to the characters, especially when it came to Grifter and his gadgets. Thus, when picking a design to depict I instinctively went for the one I loved most.

I hope you enjoy this one as usual and let me know what you think; hopefully, I'll be able to maintain a more active presence these days.

Have a great week and see you soon!

Nic.-
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RipperMadness Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017   General Artist
LOVE Grifter. Great job. Its been many years since I thought of or pulled out my old WildC.A.T.S issues.
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
It's always good to dust them off a bit ;) Glad I could help make you go back to 'em.

Nic.-
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TXS-1089 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, you're so good! This is awesome!
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!

Nic.-
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:iconwe-make-mangas:
We-Make-Mangas Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Cool
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:iconnicolasrgiacondino:
NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!

Nic.-
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robotranicrex Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017
its too obvious of a joke to be a joke so im not gonna say it
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robotranicrex Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017
it starts with d and ends with l
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, man. Now I'm gonna left wondering what the joke was about. I'm not that bright of a guy, y'know; sleeping four hours a day might do that to you :P

Nic.-
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MysticMusky435 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!

Nic.-
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:iconashofthewilliams:
Ashofthewilliams Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Student General Artist
this is awesome!
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:iconnicolasrgiacondino:
NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, sir!

Nic.-
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Ashofthewilliams Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Student General Artist
No problem!
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hannibus42 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Student Writer
Why is Deadpool wearing a wig?
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
He seems like the kind of guy who'd wear one just for kicks or pissing off his enemies :P

Nic.-
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Ashofthewilliams Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Student General Artist
and skintight kink-suit?
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hannibus42 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Student Writer
Well, that I'm not suprized by really... it's Deadpool after all.

*looks at your pfp*
Ya know, Bruce Campbell might actually make a good Deadpool. His personality is perfect for it!
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Ashofthewilliams Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017  Student General Artist
too old tho.
personality wise, he'd think twice before running at armed men..at least, until he had the advantage...
they'd make great allies tho!
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hannibus42 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017  Student Writer
Good points. Deadpool doesn't think twice about anything!... or once for that matter.
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Ashofthewilliams Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017  Student General Artist
haha! definitely. but when faced with near death, he does make some good plans...but only if he knows or thinks he's actually going to not make it out alive..
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hannibus42 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017  Student Writer
Wich, given the whole 'harder to kill than the cancer he's made of' thing... isn't too often.
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Ashofthewilliams Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017  Student General Artist
true..but a planetary collision? 
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SamwiseTheAwesome Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love Grifter, he's probably my favorite character of that universe. I especially loved him in the Sleeper series
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Agreed! I always thought he was great too and pretty underrated. I was happy to see him pop-up in one of the DC animated films, though I can't recall which one it was. An alternate timeline.

Nic.-
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SamwiseTheAwesome Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've always loved seeing unpowered heroes go toe-to-toe with the big guns and do well, i.e. Punisher.
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Montross Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, brother!

Nic.-
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IADM Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Professional General Artist
Charesteaste!!!XD
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
¡OBVEEEOOOO! Sabés hace cuanto que quería tener un cuarto de habilidad para poder homenajear a ese animal... :D

Nic.-
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IADM Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Professional General Artist
Bah... ya la tenias papá!!!
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NewPlanComics Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Grifter is still the best the WildC.A.T.S. ever had to offer. Excellent work!
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, man! I agree 100%.

Nic.-
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Gaston25 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017
Grifter has always been a favorite of mine. Really think they need to do something with him again! Great job here with the action and the details
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, Lee! And I agree; you really should give him a spin in your style. I'm sure it'll be awesome.

Nic.-
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skyraidernimrod2 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Always loved Grifter and Zealot! Your style and take on both characters is awesome!
Also really dug your Rogue Trooper pic!
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the compliments on those pieces, man! Glad you liked 'em!

Nic.-
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Estonius Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017
Awesome style and details!
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:iconnicolasrgiacondino:
NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!

Nic.-
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Skrakar Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017
inb4 "Grifter ripped off Deadpool"
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
:D Indeed!

Nic.-
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