Awesome Artists Pics: X-Men & X-Girls By Kevin Wada & Max Wittert

Each week G-Man, Babs & the rest of the Comic Vine Staff scour the internet for the best fan art that comic book artists have poured onto the internet. In a twist on that theme, I thought I'd share some 'Awesome Art Picks' from a couple of non-published artists that I stumbled across today.

Comic Con's Alternative Press Expo ("APE") was held last weekend. Many artists unpublished artists attend APE for a chance to show off their talent. Especially for the occasion, Kevin Wada & Max Wittert created a series of "X-Girls" in fashionable new threads and posing like models. They picked out 8 famous ladies from the X-Men (or their villains), and drew 4 each as if they were featured on the cover of a magazine.

Kevin Wada

A mixture of bad girls pucker up & pose. In alphabetical order they are:

  • Emma Frost, former White Queen of the Hellfire Club;
  • Jean Grey, long ago believed to be the Dark Phoenix who consumed an entire galaxy;
  • Lady Deathstrike, cybernetically enhanced former flame of Wolverine with a killer manicure; and
  • Mystique, blue-skinned metamorph who has worked both for and against the X-Men.
Emma Frost
Jean Grey / Phoenix
Lady Deathstrike
Mystique

Max Wittert

Rounding off the collection are four ladies who enjoyed the Australian sun in the 1980's who have all undergone many changes in their lives:

  • Jubilee, the former Mall Rat, former sidekick, former mutant, always feisty;
  • Psylocke, the former fashion model who was British born & now inhabits a Japanese ninja's body;
  • Rogue, the former member of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, Ms Marvel's nemesis, and Dazzler's rival for Longshot's affections; and
  • Storm, the former street-thief-turned-African weather Goddess, now an African Queen, always an X-Woman. Please excuse Storm's free-spirited nature, normally we'd avoid such brazen abandonment of the brassiere (please be assured that the Staff are "fine with that since it's not really exploitive").
Jubilee
Psylocke
Rogue
Storm

These eight were sold as postcards worth $1 each, or $7 for all 8. What an absolute BARGAIN!

And if you prefer your heroes in regular multi-colour spandex, then here is Kevin Wada's X-Men print for you:

For more, please check out their blogs: Kevin Wada & Max Wittert.

Check out AHR's blog to see some of the amazing & original twists many other artists have put on classic comic book characters!

29 Comments
29 Comments
Posted by ragdollpurps

These are all awesome pieces of art. Love to see two of my favorite things, fashion and X-Men together.

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

i love the last pic the most.

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Posted by The Poet

WOW that is very cool!

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Posted by thestepfordcuckoos

I love this. I need to get this in poster form.

Posted by stambo42

Really love the one of Jubilee- all the distortions bring out the character. The ones of Storm and Emma are pretty great too.

Edited by Decept-O

All beautiful but um..err...I thought nude images weren't allowed on the site except for mature comic book covers? I say this because I know if I uploaded an image like one showed, I'd have it removed. It isn't bad and I am not complaining but just curious if the rules have changed.

Posted by jordama

Wow these were amazing.

And I agree with Decept-O the Storm one seems like it may be closer to a mature image.

Posted by DoomDoomDoom

My favorite is the Lady Deathstrike image, but seriously all these pieces are gorgeous.

Posted by xerox_kitty

@thestepfordcuckoos
said:

I love this. I need to get this in poster form.


I wish I could get my hands on the fashion postcards.  From the photos of the stall they shared, they were about comic size :) 
 
@stambo42: Did you notice that Jubilee is wearing very little under that yellow coat! *scandalous!* ;) 
 
@Decept-O: @jordama: The rules have NOT changed.  As I have already stated in the blog post, this has the permission of the Staff who feel that it is "not exploitive".  That is why I have NOT added the image to Storm's gallery; just to this post.  I thought it would be disrespectful to the artists to highight their work in an edited form, but I will edit it before adding it to Storm's gallery.  


 

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Posted by SC

*Artistic sensory overload* *dies from the beauty of the art*  
 
Thanks Xerox Kitty! I literally can't decide not only which is my favorite, but which one is my least favorite either. Its like I am in some weird artistic paradox or puzzle, where if I stare at one of the pictures I declare it my favorite, until I look at another, and then thats my favorite... anyway, great collection! All very arty art as well. Expressive! etc 

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Posted by Billy Batson

not bad.

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Posted by TheGoldenOne
Weird, but in a cool way.
Posted by xerox_kitty
@SC said:
I literally can't decide not only which is my favorite, but which one is my least favorite either. 

I know what you mean. It's a brain explosion ;)  Feathery Pheonix, Emma 'Monroe', jazzy Jubilee... they're all great!  And I just love seeing Psylocke as a fashion model again ;)
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Posted by jhazzroucher

Storm all the way!!!!

Posted by Hawkeye446

Wow! Very Nice work.. All so colourful... Love it :)

Posted by shawn87

Those are awesome! 

Posted by Decept-O

@xerox_kitty: My mistake for failing to read the intro; I usually do read them and the one time I don't.. I love the artwork and don't mean to be a dumbass. Just questioning things but I totally understand. The artwork is beautiful and well done by everyone. Thanks for sharing these.

Posted by jordama

I think Emma is my fav. While the others are great, the Emma one just seems so perfect for her.

Posted by jubilee042

OMG they are awesome lovin them thanks xerox esp emma,jubilee and storm

Posted by pixelized

SO in love with that Jubilee, Emma, and Mystique.

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Posted by kfhrfdu_89_76k

( = o

Wow. Awesome. But that Storm pic takes a little bit of the mystery away...Then again, it`s one art style, and not the common style for her.

Posted by Thunderscream

@xerox_kitty said:

For more, please check out their blogs: Kevin Wada & Max Wittert.

Check out AHR's blog to see some of the amazing & original twists many other artists have put on classic comic book characters!

I am in LOVE with this print!!!

Posted by ReVamp

That Rogue pic is awesome. The last one too.

Posted by nochestorm67

I love Storm's. And her sexy red pumps...Fierce Thank you Xerox_Kitty for this post, does he sell his painting? im willing to buy Storms

Posted by xerox_kitty

@nochestorm67: They were on sale at least years APE Expo (check the links in the Opening Post for some more amazing pictures in AHR's blog :) but I don't believe they are now, sorry.

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Posted by Soulstealer

@Avenging-X-Bolt said:

i love the last pic the most.

Agreed. Also why doesn't beast look more like that? I hate the cat look mostly, but I love that...

Posted by spidermonkey2099

I love that last group shot. I also think Jean Grey's redesign is, while kind of weird, also kind of cool.

Posted by fodigg

@xerox_kitty said:

And if you prefer your heroes in regular multi-colour spandex, then here is Kevin Wada's X-Men print for you:

Wow, I really like that print. I think they all look great, especially Magneto, Storm's new outfit, and Rogue's shorter hair.

Posted by xerox_kitty

@fodigg: I've only just noticed how 'cold' Mystique looks in that image... :p

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