This would be the cover for Nation X #2. This is a 4 issue mini series and it looks like I’ll get to do all 4 covers.
I had a lot of fun drawing this cover. It’s kind of a strange assortment of X-characters. It was particularly fun getting to do my take on Jubilee. Jubilee’s outfit back in the day was pretty 80’s and I thought it would look dated now. So I wanted to change it but I also wanted her to be recognizable so I didn’t want to change it to much. Luckily there are a lot of retro 80’s trends out there right now. So I could get away with keeping her style intact and still give it a current feel. My hope is that it now looks like she’s consciously being retro rather than dated… Though, has a bright yellow trench coat ever been in style?
Once again Morry Hollowell did a great job on colors.
I recently did an interview for Jazma Online. Check it out here: Dustin Interview
A few weeks back I went up to Calgary for the Calgary toy and Comic Expo. It was my first time in Canada. I liked it. I got to hang out with Craig Rousseau, Norm Breyfogle, and show owner Stephen Fuller and I gotta say it was a lot of fun. Stephen is a great host treating us artists to dinners and to a trip out to Royal Tyrell Dinosaur Museum which was really cool! I’m a fan of dinosaur museums and exhibits and this place was the best I’ve ever seen. It’s in a town called Drumheller where there is a Dinosaur statue literally on every corner.
The Show was pretty great to. I did a lot of sketches and talked to a lot of cool fans. But the best part was meeting Peter White who has created a fantastic Zayne costume from Knights of the Old Republic. I didn’t design Zayne’s costume but I did give it a lot of personal touches and defined a lot of the detail. It was very cool to see that Peter had really studied those details. Here’s a picture of me and Peter.