Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Colossus

I've had X-Men on the brain lately. I recently saw that X-Men 3 trailer (fastball special!), I just read the second trade of Joss Whedon's run on Astonishing X-Men, and I'm in the middle of revsiting my childhood through Uncanny X-Men Essentials--the volume that covers the Mutant Massacre era. Hence the Colossus sketch.
Plus, Colossus is just awesome.

4 comments:

Chad Kinkle said...

Nice pic! Keep posting them.

I'm a big fan of Josh Whedon's Astonishing X-Men. It's the only X-Book I read right now other than the new X-Factor by Peter David.

I love your other sketches as well. I can look at them and envision their stories. Damn, I wish I could draw. You would think that four years of art school would of helped.

-chad

Ryan Cody said...

I miss when the X-Men were good, late 80's for me, Claremont, Romita, Silvestri, back before they became a franchise.

- Ryan

brian said...

I miss when the X-Men were good, late 80's for me, Claremont, Romita, Silvestri, back before they became a franchise.
Amen! Those were the glory days. I started reading the "Uncanny" around ish 2oo. As much as I loved (and still love) John Romita Jr. my all time favorite artist of my early teen years was Marc Silvestri. I still think what he was doing back then was pretty excellent. That said I really think he took a turn around the time of the launch of Image and I really can't stand his stuff anymore, sad to say. Part of the problem there is that I think he's either a really poor storyteller or just a really lazy one. He seems like he might be the kind of artist who needs a tight script and a tough editor to keep him in line. Just my opinion.

Philip said...

I think you're an excellent artist, and it's great that you love the X-Men as well!

*bookmarks your blog*