Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Xmen...literally speaking

Had an idea of interpreting some superheroes exactly the way their names would suggest. So first up is Wolverine, that Marvel megastar who's name is taken from an oversized, Canadian weasel.

Should be fun doing some other Xmen characters- Storm, Cyclops, Sabretooth... also thought about doing Nightcrawler, but considering his name is derived from a kind of Earthworm, it might prove difficult.

EDIT 30th March- I don't want to start a new blog entry for each addition, so I'll just keep adding to this one. Here's the latest, the giant teleporting earthworm that is...The Nightcrawler!


Blogger Erica Rosario said...

This is so well done :)

12:07 PM  
Blogger Robert Hume said...

WOW, really cool idea!

1:21 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

hahahah I cant wait to see how the others turn out! This one is INCREDIBLE

1:31 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

AWESOME!! Great mass and love the fur!

5:46 AM  
Blogger J. Nowland said...

Hey Chris.... another cool idea... and drawing to go with it.... can't wait to see the rest of the X-tremely Literal... uh men... I guess.... you know... just to keep in time with the name... either way... good stuff..... PEACE!

7:07 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Hey, thanks everyone! It was great fun to draw. Glad you all enjoyed it.

8:29 PM  
Blogger Ian T. said...

Ooh, I like yours much better! This guy has elements of Cerebus, Crash Bandicoot, Paddington Bear - all sorts of good stuff - with attitude!

3:30 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Ian- Thanks! You make it sound like I actually put some thought into it. :)

5:18 PM  
Blogger Michael Breland said...

Cool idea Chris, I don't the Night Crawler would be too difficult, just think "Earthworm Jim" in an X-men suit ;)

10:38 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Michael- Thanks for the great suggestion. But as you can see from the version I just added, I wanted to keep it more simple and literal.

11:40 PM  
Blogger SRH said...

Can't wait to see storm

5:44 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

srh- Yeah, like gathering clouds on the horizon, ideas are starting to form in my head. ;)

3:21 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

this is something to wait for!
great stuff..can't wait for the rest! :)

8:23 PM  
Blogger Jarrett said...

Wow, fantastic work.

7:02 AM  
Blogger Nelson Santos said...

What a laugh! hahaha

11:19 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks guys!

I'm having fun with this. I'm starting to create origins and histories for this alternate reality Xmen team.

Who knows, maybe Marvel are in the market for yet another mutant title. :D

More to come!

9:07 PM  
Blogger Seo Kim said...

hilaroius and amazing!

2:11 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks Seo!

3:19 PM  
Blogger Robert Hume said...

LOVE the Night Crawler!

2:14 PM  
Blogger Brian Churilla said...

wow. really impressive. i dig the loose, organic quality of the drawings. very classic-looking, if that makes any sense.

2:55 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks guys!

10:57 PM  
Blogger greg oakes said...

Who you callin' an "oversized, Canadian weasel", EH??!!! LOL



9:18 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...


Thanks Greg, eh!

2:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HAHAHA, you should check out an old xmen parody call the unfunny x-cons, where nightcrawler appears as a truncated paraplegic! The other characters are equally funny :)

8:49 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks Chris. I'll check 'em out.

10:36 PM  

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