Tuesday, August 24, 2010
X-MEN Issue 35 Tribute
This was fun.
For my 'Inspiration Week' i decided to do a 'remake' of the cover of the comic that had a huge effect on me. It was X-Men Issue 35 written by Fabian Nicieza, pencilled by Liam Sharp and inked by Robin Riggs. I thought i might mess around a little with the composition by moving the figure more into the foreground and push Cyclops and Phoenix into a smaller corner; to make them look more trapped. Also, the costumes Liam Sharp came up with just weren' t working for me when i tried to draw them, so i just changed them to the current SHIELD uniforms (In the issue, it was a variation of SHIELD uniforms that were given to them, so it still makes sense story-wise)
I had been reading stuff like Duck Tales and a lot of Asterix as a kid, but it was both the Batman and X-Men animated series that got me hooked on comics. By that; they were got me into drawing comics, but at that stage I hadn't get properly gotten into the comics themselves. In X-Men Issue 35, Cyclops and Phoenix (who i knew from the cartoon) had returned from the future (had no idea why) and met Nick Fury (knew him from the Spidey cartoon?). Fury sent them on a mission to investigate the mutant Sunset Grace. It was a sad done-in-one story and it got me HOOKED. The next issue confused the hell outta me; Jubilee, Emma Frost, Banshee and Sabretooth were in the X-Men. Where the hell was Gambit and Wolverine? Anyway, i clearly stuck with it and became a huge X-nut.
PS. I totally should have put an 'after Sharp' in the signature. Whoops.