For all the drama and history that has been drudged up about Charles Xavier in the last few years of story, I put that aside and remember him in the early years. This is my "ideal" Xavier. I know he isn't perfect, and I don't expect him to be. But I want to think of him as noble and nurturing, helping along those mutants that are coming into their powers and mentoring them. I tried to capture that. This was a simpler time, the book was fun and exciting. Plus this sketch gave me a chance to show the original team. For the next 5 days I will be drawing the original team line up until the last day of Sept. and the end of X-Men Month.
X-Men Month - Professor Charles Xavier - 083
9x12 Ink on Bristol Board.
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For those interested in these kind of stories, but don't like reading the dated books from the 60's, there is a new X-Men First Class book. This came out a few years ago, well before the recent movie. It takes the students you see above when they are starting out and fills the gaps of stories from the original series. I think it's written very well by Jeff Parker and the majority of art by Roger Cruz.
There are multiple volumes, that you can find here at INSTOCK TRADES