fhben asked: Do you take requests? Could I see your future!Jubilee in the style of Jim Lee? (i.e., it'd be a Jim Lee Jubilee for me, you see?). I'd also love to see your version of a Sienkiewicz future!Jubilee.
Two part (and very long winded) answer:
Will I draw a Sienkiewicz Future Jubilee? YES. YES FOREVER. I don’t know exactly when, but definitely before the end of October, in honor of Inktober.
Jim Lee… well, that’s a more complicated answer. I’ve got a lot of respect for Jim Lee as a talented artist, and I particularly love his work on the late Claremont X-men: I think he conveyed the cosmic, blockbuster feel of the X-men’s Space Adventures better than anybody who has ever drawn them, except maybe Frank Quitely. I also really love the Jubilee/Psylocke/Wolverine Hong Kong adventures that happened after the X-men left Australia: for me, those are the last great must-read highlight of Claremont’s run, and Jim Lee was definitely a part of that.
So what’s the problem? Well, I’m not really up on Jim Lee’s current work (more of a Marvel guy, these days) but when I think of early-90’s Jim Lee’s approach to drawing women, I think a lot of the things I try to get away from in my own drawings of women: IE, the exagerated (and very similar) figures, the pouty samefaces and the one-hip-cocked-out poses (those drive me absolutely mad.) So would I be able to come up with something recognizably in the style of Jim Lee that doesn’t perpetuate those tropes? Well, maybe! Actually, thinking about the challenge of it is interesting enough to me that I see myself definitely doing some sketching on the topic, but I don’t know if it’ll actually produce anything concrete at the end of the day.
Anyways, thanks so much for your intrest, and thanks for coming with me on my weird obsession with Future Jubilee.
For some reason, I just love the idea of the future Jubilee that shows up in Battle Of The Atom. I’ve been tinkering around trying to come up with a design I like for her. Here’s where I’m at with it.
My super-nerdy head-canon was always that her energy claw was a psychic knife that she’d learned to project like Rina Logan in the MC-2 Universe.
I’ve been talking about The Mountain Goats a lot because I’ve just read John Darnielle’s book, Wolf in White Van. It’s incredible, by the way. This is my favourite song of his. I still want the opening lines tattooed on me, after all these years.
You and me both, Kate Leth, you and me both.