Flame Con 2018 commission
Jean Grey redesign for Flame Con 2018′s Designing X-Women IV panel.
She was a very hard character to redesign – probably the hardest we’ve ever done. I went very simple. Her silhouette was the most important thing, as well as making her look and feel ferocious and sleek. “Make her look badass,” I kept thinking to myself. It was also necessary to update her hairdo, as most artists don’t give a second thought to that. Beyonce On The Run II hair felt very modern and appropriate, especially paired with her iconic headpiece. I loved the idea of one arm flaming up when she’s using her powers. Someone mentioned to me later that her fiery arm looks like it’s turning into talons and I pretended that was on purpose :P.
X-Women by Kevin Wada
X-Men by Kevin Wada
Gambit by Kevin Wada
Kitty Pryde Costume Parade by the incredible Kevin Wada
featuring an array of Kitty’s costumes over the years, including (1) my
favorite of the batch inspired by Dazzler from Uncanny X-Men #149, (2) her
space pirate ensemble from Uncanny X-Men #167, (3) a variation on the
traditional school costume from Uncanny X-Men #168, (4) an instant
classic in green and brown from Uncanny X-Men #169, (5) an outfit that can only have been inspired by
Flashdance from Uncanny X-Men #175, (6) her skating costume from Kitty Pryde & Wolverine Limited Series #1, (7) the Shadowcat costume from the Excalibur
era, and (8) her costume from the X-Men Evolution cartoon.
Sunspot by Kevin Wada