I decided to focus on commissioning artwork at this year’s NYCC. Let’s face facts: I can (and do) buy comics all year long, everywhere, for reasonable prices. I can do without splurging and buying 20 comics at NYCC (I only bought 13…). So I spent a hefty sum getting artwork done. Worth it. It’s still so…awesome to get your favorite artists, the guys and gals whose work you admire constantly online and in print, to do something FOR you, that only YOU have.
I’ve been a fan of Adrian Alphona’s since his work on Marvel’s Runaways. What I like most about his art is that he excels at body language and facial expressions, as well as drawing actual clothing. Not spandex, clothing that looks like these characters bought it and are wearing it. Real clothing. I had him draw my favorite version of Storm and, duh, I think he killed it. I think he did a great job. I think he gave me the ONLY version of mohawk Storm that I will ever need.
Check out Adrian’s website here and his art blog here.
This July, X-MEN: SCHISM kicks off a startling metamorphosis in the mutant corner of the Marvel Universe that will split the Children of the Atom and lead to ReGenesis in the fall along with two new ongoing series, each featuring it’s own distinctive team: UNCANNY X-MEN and WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN.
With change in the air, here on Marvel.com we’ll be regularly gathering the creators and editors responsible for guiding the X-Men’s destiny to dissect each of their charges to examine what makes them tick and perhaps lend some insight into where they will find themselves once the Schism ends and the ReGenesis gets underway.
This week, we turn our attention to Ororo Munroe, aka Storm, a charter member of the X-Men’s “second generation” who served as one of the team’s most respected leaders and has seen every corner of life from being a child pickpocket to the current Queen of Wakanda.