Mar 31st 2012 By: Brian Warmoth
For X-Men fans who always wished the team had more neck tattoos and rockabilly sensibilities, artist Paige Pumphrey has a remedy. Her depictions of Rogue and Jean Grey meld a comical Archie Comics-like body language with some distinctly more R. Crumbian physiques. Those shapes mix nicely with Pumphrey's punky taste for fashion, and her results speak for themselves.
Pumphrey of course has a deviantART gallery
, where you can check out her roller derby Dazzler and retooled Misfits, who could totally slip into a new Jem comic if some smart publisher were inclined to use them.
She's got her own blog
, too, where you can read about her beef with Gambit and other comments about her approach.
He work's got a great flavor to it, filled with metal studded mutants, fishnet stockings and a general sentiment that goes well with whiskey and rock music that employs a stand-up bass.