Wednesday, 8 July 2009

X is for... Xena experiencing Professor X's extravagant Xenophobia

Here is today's entry in the A-Z of Awesomeness, a nearly finished thank christ month-long project in which I draw a thing that is awesome for each letter of the alphabet!

X is for... Xena eXperiencing Professor X's eXtravagant Xenophobia

Yes, Charles Xavier's dark secret is this: in his dream of peaceful co-existence between humans and mutants, there is no room for Greeks. Think about it, you've had X-men from Russia, Japan, Kenya, Germany, Canada, Ireland... but no Greeks. Coincidence? I think not.

(Please no-one remind me of some obscure Greek X-man I've forgotten, thereby spoiling my Hilarious Joke).

Anyway! Today's picture was suggested by Peta Waller-Bryant, so thanks to her! I decided to do it as a homage to John Byrne's classic cover to Uncanny X-men issue 138, partly because of the X-men connection, and partly because Mr. Byrne seems to have acquired a reputation for being quite the massive racist himself these days. And, y'know, because I thought it was funny.

I was trying to think of more racial epithets for Greeks, but I'm afraid 'Hoummous eaters' was the best I could come up with.

Two letters to go! If you have any ideas for Y or Z, you can post them over on the A-Z Facebook Group, on Twitter, here on the blog, or over on Comics Nexus.

12 comments:

  1. Brilliant. And "Hoummous eaters" has been added to my memory bank of casually racist epithets, alongside "surrender monkey", "bog trotter", etc.

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  2. oh no, i feel so hated and feared :(

    the only Greek in the x-verse is Avalanche, and hes about the only member of the Brotherhood that has never been invited to join the x-team. you're probably on to something :p

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  3. btw, we don't eat houmous in Greece, that's turkish :o

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  4. Woooo!! Thankyou! That's really very wonderful. I'll treasure this forever.

    (Massive fan btw - I wish you could somehow overcome the copyright issues to sell these)

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  5. (By the way - this is Peta Waller-Bryant, wordpress doesn't seem to want to publish my name)

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  6. May I suggest something with Zorro & Zima?

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  7. Zzzax and Zazzala (Queen Bee) zip around and zap Zatanna.

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  8. re: copyright issues. why cant you sell the original pages of these? artists do it all the time in conventions and on ebay...

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  9. There isn't any original art to sell, unfortunately. Apart from some veeeery rough initial scribbles on paper, it's all drawn using Manga Studio and Photoshop.

    (Here's a behind-the scenes peek at it all in MS: http://www.twitpic.com/9orje )

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  10. I've got it!

    Zeus zaps Zorro & Zatanna's Zimas

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  11. PS, Peta - glad you liked it!

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  12. Please tell me there will be an option to buy shirts or prints or postcards of these panels???

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