Jericho a la Walko. My internal marching order with Jericho was: make him cool. I love George Perez and all, but the original Jericho design 1. had nothing to do with his powers and 2. had a feminine quality to it. So what to do to bring Joey into cool-dom without betraying the character?
The thing I kept in mind was what made Jericho cool with da ladies. And I thought that had a lot to do with his sensitive artistic side. I wanted that to come through. I have him in a sleeveless vest and close-cropped hair, along with some chin scruff and longer, narrow sideburns. Little elements like that said "artist" to me. The close-cropped hair is also something that seemed really cool for Joey. No more soft, curly, afro locks! I also kept Perez' version of his face, with the wide eyes and round face. That's part of who he is, to me. So now, he's got that Justin Timerlake vibe.
As far as his uniform, I wanted to play around with something that would be ownable to Jericho. And I thought of playing around with an eye motif icon. That symbol on his chest is a stylized eye - and when he makes "contact", the green parts glow. Cool visual, and a nice emblem for Jericho to call his own. Color-wise, Jericho should have always been GREEN to me. It's the color of his eyes and it's also representitive of his powers.
I also wanted to give Joey a costume that wouldn't hinder physical combat, since his mother has taught him that; He's a decent fighter. The kelvar vest is just an added layer of protection, but gives him a bit of a modern look.
More to come...