Fantastic Four redesigned at Project: Rooftop

by Matthew Price Published: September 19, 2012

More than 100 illustrators entered the latest contest at Project: Rooftop,  in which the costumes of the Fantastic Four were redesigned.

The entries were judged by a panel of 10, including Marvel artist Stuart Immonen (New Avengers, Fear Itself), Dark Horse editor Rachel Edidin and NPR’s Glen Wledon.  The winner was first-time Project: Rooftop contestant, New York-based artist Alejandro Bruzzese.

“As far as I’m concerned they’re explorers, not super-heroes,” said Bruzzese in a news release. “Thus the backpacks and practical clothes. I gave them their own colors as a sort of tribute to the Thunderbirds, Bionic Six, Super Sentai, Galaxy Trio… basically all the teams the Fantastic Four inspired in the first place.”

Judges liked the pose and the science emphasis:

“I love the ligne claire art style and the dramatic pose,” says Immonen in his comments on the entry. Edidin calls Bruzzese’s rendition of the team as “a science-adventurer team with the emphasis on the ‘science.’”

Coming in second was multi-time finalist Vanni LoRiggio. Victor Newman finished third.

To see each of these entries plus the other runner-ups and judges’ comments, visit

- Matt Price

by Matthew Price
Features Editor
Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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