Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Essential X-Men no. 57
Or Uncanny X-Men no. 342 for you Americans amongst us.
My exposure to comics came mainly from seeing the characters in cartoons first. So my main influence were the 90's Spidey and X-Men cartoons. The first comic I got that made me want to draw comics was Marvel Panini's Essential X-Men no. 57, which came out in February of 2000.
(I just found the date there. God it feels like a lot lot longer ago, considering I have been drawing comics full time for nearly four years now)
The artist was the mighty Joe Madureira and I must have read over the issue hundereds of times. I loved all the chunky black lines and the over exadurated muscles. The x-men end up boarding a Shi'ar ship where they change outfits too. It starred Gambit, Rogue, Bishop, Beast, Joseph (Magento or whoever he was), Trish Tibley and Deathbird against the Phalanx.
I redrew one of the pages with Bishop after I got it, then the following year (my first in College) I drew this Bishop. (A redrawing of one from that same page)
Heres me with my first ever comic.