Stuart Immonen 2012: Beast character redesign sketch
The story goes like this: incoming X-Men writer Brian Michael Bendis likes classic George Perez-era Beast. However, X-Men editor Nick Lowe has vested interest in not changing the character just for nostalgia’s sake. Neither side budges an inch until Matt Fraction lays down some Solomon-type wisdom:
Can we not just say to Stuart, what does new Beast look like and let Stuart just go be genius Stuart and come up with some amazing new look?
[Marvel Now video]
Just out of curiosity: which version of Beast do you all prefer?
This one, actually. It’s really bottom heavy, which I think is a neat choice for a character whose main feature is is intelligence. I also like how he almost has hair?
I am very fond of the New X-Men Frank Quitely cat god design, though.
For March, we’re leaving Parris City in our rear view as we take a trip out west. With SAN HANNIBAL #1 going out in April — written by Dan Schkade with art by JD Faith — we’re running a seven page preview of the second issue, “THE CORPSE BROKER” for which Dan Schkade is also picking up art duties, with Jesse Snavlin on colors and lettering. The whole issue will be available in June, and a brand new Fowl story will go live in April.
For now, enjoy the second issue cover, drawn and colored by original San Han artist JD Faith. If you like what you see, check out JD’s new project Virgil.
If you want to catch up on the Fowl, you can start at the beginning of arc 2, or even start at the very beginning. Collected editions available at our store.
In other news:
We’ll be at Emerald City Comic Con later this month, supporting San Han publisher Pop! Goes the Icon and our home comic shop I Like Comics. Come see us! Get a sketch from Dan. Give Jesse some tea.
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He’s got them moves like Mazzuchelli.
Today I witnessed something amazing. Almost in stark contrast to yesterday, today I saw tangible impact of lady-representation in comics.
At the bookstore I work at, we have a dedicated Adventure Time section. This family came in and those kids were SO EXCITED to see their favourite characters in comics. I talked them through each OGN and series compilation, explaining what they all were and in what order they should be read, and this little girl’s entire life was changed. You could see it on her face.
The moment I mentioned Kate Leth (and that, yes, she is a girl.) this little girl’s face lit up like Christmas morning. I don’t know if it just never occurred to her that girls can work in comics but the excitement and wonder that left the store in her was a privilege to see. I ended up selling them the Fionna & Cake’s, all the OGN’s, and an AT doodle book. She left begging her dad to help her learn how to draw Marceline comics. (And he was happy to comply!)
Kate Leth has left an everlasting impression on this little girl just by existing and working in the industry. I honestly hope to someday be able to see such an impact on someone from my own work. Ladies in comics is important. The representation on the page, and behind them, is important. Having a reflection of yourself in the content you enjoy is important. I hope that little girl grows up to be a famous comic author someday.
It was a very good day.
I don’t even know what to say, I think my heart exploded. This is, I think, the best response I could ever hope for.
Oh, I just, I mean, it’s like —
Jessica Jones. Private Eye. (Alias #1, 2001)
Art by Michael Gaydos & Matt Hollingsworth
Pulled this up for reference on a thing, and… listen, talk amongst yourselves, I gotta talk to my friend for a second.
Gayle, don’t hate me — but I think I’ve finally found a Marvel Comics character Sean is a dead lock for.
The scent of her garments.
(lo pinta Victo Ngai)
I love everything I’ve seen by this artist so far, but this… wow. I want a print. @jesseface @danschkade does it look like characters you could meet in Parris City?
God, yes. I love the look of that dress, this window into an old historical wound. Jesse recently introduced me to Chinese scar literature — this gets me thinking of a bayou magic realist take on those same themes. Deeply cool.
Silver Surfer, the Shadow, Wonder Woman, Margo Lane, and Doctor Stephen Vincent Strange on Defenders #1, Shadow Year One #7, Superman Wonder Woman #1, Shadow Year One #7, and Defenders #1 sketch covers, respectively. Handing these over to my man Jerry at Serendipity Art Sales (dot net) this week, for mysterious reasons. And by mysterious reasons I mean selling them for money, ideally.