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John Byrne
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Posted: 11 July 2018 at 11:42am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Amusing coincidence: stepped into the storage room at the back of my Studio, looking for something unrelated, and there on a shelf was my original copy of UNCANNY X-MEN 138.

(With bellbottoms!)

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Miguel Montenegro
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I think I have been not been framing these right... Anyway, here's another one. Had some trouble figuring out the smaller figures because of the low-res image: Hope I got it right.

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John Byrne
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Still not faithful to the pencils.
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Andrew Bitner
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I'm starting to think there are no coincidences...

and I'm so happy to see the real Cyclops again!
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Thomas Woods
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Posted: 11 July 2018 at 12:38pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Man, the new pages are great. Really like page 3.
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Interesting that so many of you like Pg 3 especially. I think it's the weakest of the four!
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Nathan Greno
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Finished my lunch break early and took a stab at inking a panel. I'd much rather do this with actual pen and ink... but here's my digital try...

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Thomas Woods
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Interesting that so many of you like Pg 3 especially. I
think it's the weakest of the four!

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They are all great. But page 3 panel 1 is really cool.
And panel 3 has a lot of depth, with foreground, middle,
and background of storm landing.

Storm in the final panel is really nice too.

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Nathan Greno
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It was fun to actually read a page :)
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Wallace Sellars
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The lettered page is my favorite.
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Phil Southern
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This is just the best!

JB, I think what you see as "weakest", I just see as "style".  Anyway, you're not being paid to be a critic, you're being paid to write and draw a comic...oh, wait...nevermind

The bottom of Cyclops boot is especially cool!
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Thomas Woods
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I don't buy enough comics these days to say this with a
lot of evidence, but the few X books I have been able to
see seems to boil down the combat to 1 or 2 panels and
fill the rest of the issues with characters standing
around talking.

They need to have more action sequences like this. I
think it would help the sales.

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Charles Valderrama
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Posted: 11 July 2018 at 3:59pm | IP Logged | 13 post reply

WOW!!!

This thread is becoming BETTER by the day!!!!

Again, I'm very inspired by the way JB pushes to improve from page to page!! Added X-TRA is seeing my favorite Uncanny X-Men team drawn by JB and in pencilled form... which I didn't see much of during the original run!

-C!

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Lars Sandmark
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Christmas in July!
I lovelovelove this issue.

Thanks so much for posting this exercise JB, I'll speak for everyone here when I tell you this is everyone's dream come true. New X-men pages!

Something about the way you draw Cyclops' visor makes my brain happy. No wonder he was my favourite member.

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Nathan Greno
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Hm... looking at this now, I see where I misinterpreted her neck for hair... and many other goofs... 

FAIL. 


  
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This has become my favorite new thread since JB started the "new Visions" thread a while back. Like that thread, I love how JB is apparently having some fun creating the new art, and his enthusiasm behind the work somehow makes the art that much more exciting to look at.

It's also fun to see how others interpret the pencils when they ink them. I admit, I am more a fan of the so-called "tracer" group of inkers, who follow the original lines and embellish without redrawing what is there. I am not singling out anyone in this thread, and I've stated in other threads that I feel someone of JB's caliber and experience probably knows what he's doing.

Once again, I go back to a former board member from years back who basically redrew everything in JB's pencils when the board was taking turns inking, coloring, and writing dialogue to an unpublished JB Fantastic Four story that JB sent to Marvel as a submission. In that instance, not only was it, quite frankly, some audacity to nearly fully redraw what JB had drawn, but he also changed the space outfits worn by the team so that his inked pages did not match the other pages the rest of us were working on. I recall we ended up using someone else's inks for those pages.

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Doug Centers
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Posted: 11 July 2018 at 6:53pm | IP Logged | 17 post reply

Loving these pages.
Someone send a smoke signal to Tom Palmer, tell him to get his pens warmed up.


Oh, and Now I can say I Inked John Byrne's pencil's ,kind of.
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John Byrne
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Posted: 11 July 2018 at 7:12pm | IP Logged | 18 post reply

No, not Tom. Loved every line on HIDDEN YEARS, but it's the wrong look for this imaginary book.
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Wallace Sellars
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Posted: 11 July 2018 at 7:18pm | IP Logged | 19 post reply

Mark Farmer?
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Doug Centers
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Oh, now you got me wondering JB.


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Joe Smith
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Posted: 11 July 2018 at 9:39pm | IP Logged | 21 post reply

Diggin’ It
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Casey Sager
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Posted: 11 July 2018 at 10:08pm | IP Logged | 22 post reply

I think Dan Green always did a nice job inking JB.
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Posted: 12 July 2018 at 6:01am | IP Logged | 23 post reply

Keep it going, JB. Please don't stop! 
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Ted Pugliese
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Posted: 12 July 2018 at 6:34am | IP Logged | 24 post reply

Ok, I know I am a little late to the party, but what a
party it is. This is great, and these are incredible.
Thank you for sharing, JB!
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George Lee
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These pages are great! I always liked Joe Rubinstein's inks over JB back in the day.
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