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Storm Sunday: David Yardin

Savage Land Storm & Rogue by David Yardin

Today the spotlight falls on David Yardin who, judging from his artwork, must have a special place in his heart for our Weather Witch!  This piece featuring Storm and Rogue in the Savage Land is gorgeous!  I am loving the details from the clothing to the fern to the dinosaur lurking in the background.  Click on any image to see it larger.

Storm & Nightcrawler by David Yardin

Storm and Nightcrawler on the offensive!   Such great expressions!  Check out David Yardin’s Deviant Art profile for more of his work featuring many Marvel characters!

Storm by David Yardin

David Yardin’s artwork graces the recent covers of X-Factor and he drew the absolutely breathtaking issue of X-Men Origins: Gambit.  He also drew the cover for X-Men: Worlds Apart #2 and many Ms. Marvel covers.  And Ken Kneisel (and other White Queen fans), you should click here.

Storm by David Yardin

David Yardin also drew the Storm mini-series written by Jerome Dickey and What If? X-Men Deadly Genesis.

Storm by David Yardin

Yardin’s artistic contributions to the Marvel Universe are far reaching!  While researching him, I discovered he designed one of my favorite Wolverine: First Class covers!

Storm Con Sketch by David Yardin

This convention sketch has me green with envy.  Storm’s profile is simply perfect!  Marvel, give Storm a solo ongoing and get Yardin to pencil it!  ‘Nuff said!

Spotlight on John Bolton

Angel versus Wolverine:  Two totally disparate characters who come from completely different backgrounds.  And who are they fighting about?  Jean Grey.  That girl must have pheromone powers that nobody knows about.  Bet you didn’t know that adamantium claws across a telekinetic shield = KREEEK! (Click on images to view them larger).

I’ve already talked elsewhere on this blog about how much I love John Bolton’s realistic style for the X-Men so this time let’s focus on his composition.  He lets the characters define the panel shapes he creates and he isn’t afraid to break the panels for extra dynamism.  The conflict practically bursts from the pages!
Great use of font as part of the action!  Storm shows up to create some distance between the silly boys.  If she hadn’t, Wolverine would have sliced Angel up like a Thanksgiving turkey.  I mean, I love me some Angel (more than any other male Marvel character) but versus Wolvie?  No way he could win.  Side Note:  I like the simple approach Bolton uses to depict rain.
Colossus in the Savage Land!  Even in his unarmored form, he’s a force with which to be reckoned!  Run, dinosaur, run!   As many times as the X-Men have been to the Savage Land, you’d think they’d have built a residence there by now.
A Mesmero mind-controlled Phoenix drops the telepathic whammy on Nightcrawler and Banshee.
Havok and Polaris enjoy a drive with Phoenix flying overheard.  This image and all of those above are from Classic X-Men with their respective issue numbers hand written on their pages.bolton
I’m not sure if this is meant to be Conan or if John Bolton drew another barbarian, but I had to share this image, especially with the tiger in the background!  Breathtakingly epic!

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