An Emma Frost Salon
by Ken Kneisel
Welcome to White Queen Wednesday, gentle reader. This week I turn the artist spotlight towards some truly stunning depictions of Emma Frost drawn by Olivier Coipel. He is without a doubt one of my favorite modern artists and his Emma is simply to die for. The head sketch above is perfection personified with a flawless face and fairly dripping with Emma’s trademark attitude.
A bad girl like Emma really shines when she has a good girl to bounce off of, and this breathtaking commission pairs her with her dear departed teammate Jean Grey. Wow is about all I can say about this amazing illustration, as Olivier Coipel imbues the two telepaths with that sexy mutant supermodel quality on par with a master like Marc Silvestri.
Olivier Coipel also gave some amazing Emma during the alternate reality House of M miniseries. On this two page spread, Emma’s natural role as a teacher and mentor is highlighted as she helps young mutant Layla Miller understand and come to grips with her burgeoning powers.
Here Emma and the rest of the Astonishing X-Men arrive at Avengers Tower to assist the assembled Avengers in figuring out what to do with their troubled teammate Wanda Maximoff, the reality-altering Scarlet Witch.
Emma played a rather significant role in the House of M storyline, and thanks to Olivier Coipel she also looked spectacular while doing so. But I would like to discuss all that another time in order to give the subject the attention it deserves. So for now I will bid you adieu, darlings. Until next week…