Stuart Immonen Wrap-Up: There is nothing Stuart Immonen cannot draw.
And we have reached the end of another chapter. The original intent of these wrap-ups was to pair a sample from the beginning of an artist’s career with a modern example. In Immonen’s case, this was wholly insufficient to do his amazingly multifaceted talent justice.
If you think any of your Tumblrfolk may not be aware of the amazing breadth of Immonen’s talent, this is the post to share with the world.
It’s two parallel narratives detailing the final days of a relationship. Red King is the man left at home struggling unsuccessfully with an overdue deadline and the unexplained disappearance of his partner, Russian Olive, who may or may not have survived a plane crash in the northern bush. It’s also got petroglyphs and Chekhov. Sounds like a scorcher, right?
Stuart Immonen 2014: All-New X-Men #22 (Ink: Wade Von Grawbadger / Color: Marte Gracia)
As my blog catches up to the current day, I’m faced with reblogging images that have recently made the rounds to much fanfare. Normally I’d take a pass on these except for the fact that these pages are so humorously expressive. I simply can’t not post them.
Stuart Immonen 2014: All-New X-Men #18 (Ink: Wade Von Grawbadger / Color: Marte Gracia) + costume designs
When the original five joined up with Cyclops’ crew in the aftermath of Battle of the Atom, the new chapter of their story was punctuated with new costumes designed by Immonen. As related in this Newsarama article by Chris Arrant, it appears that Marvel largely left Immonen to his own devices and relied on him to deliver something great.
The designs are some of the most contemporary in comics today and balance team cohesiveness with with individual customization. While they appear to abandon the traditional themes these characters have traditionally worn, it’s interesting to note that they hew fairly closely to the color schemes their older counterparts wore as the original incarnation of X-Factor.