Off-Duty: Nate Bellegarde’s Hipster X-Women!

Note: Nate Bellegarde makes an overdue return to P:R today, continuing his Hipster X-Men series he started here last year. In this outing, Jubilee and Emma Frost are joined by Rogue, Storm, Jean Grey, Marrow and Kitty Pryde to give us a more laid-back hipster vibe. Bellegarde plans to have prints of these available this summer at Comic-Con International: San Diego, so be on the lookout! – Chris A.

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34 comments on “Off-Duty: Nate Bellegarde’s Hipster X-Women!
  1. I don’t wanna say that I screamed like a five-year-old girl when I saw Hipster! Emma, but… I did. Nate, your a sick puppy.

  2. I almost spit out my coffee when I saw Emma, Yolandi (especially from ‘rich bitch’)! LOVE IT!
    I like the rest as well, The style and use of colors are great.

  3. I like how Kitty, Jubilee and Marrow look.
    The rest of them look a bit out of character to me.
    And Emma looks creepy.
    Still, job well done, Nate.
    Cheers.

  4. Can’t say I like these, honestly. Hipster fashion (ie, practically everything in every Juniors section of every clothing store ever) is really ugly. And–ye gods–WTH is up with Emma Frost? That’s more like “strung-out coke addict Emma” than hipster.

  5. Marrow and Kitty are particularly character pitch perfect. They all are.
    Oh wait, Ororo’s Storm cloud ‘fro! Holy crap, why hasn’t anyone done that yet? Brilliant!

  6. Jubilee looks great, really suits the character. Kitty and Rouge also work really well.
    good job

  7. Erin: And–ye gods–WTH is up with Emma Frost? That’s more like “strung-out coke addict Emma” than hipster.

    You too?

    Kitty somehow reminds me of Anne Hathaway

  8. rogue, marrow, kitty & jubilee work *REALLY* well

    storm–kind of–but the hair is genius so i’m with it

    emma & jean….kinda crackish man, particularly emma. she is vibing crack whore something terrible…reminds me of times square when i was a kid….eep ha ha

    but well done nonetheless

    res1

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  10. This is why Project Rooftop is amazing. Thank you for doing something different and interesting! I love them all SO much, I especially love the face you gave Kitty, Storm’s hair, Phoenix’s tattoo, and of course Emma. I’d love to see your take on some hipster X-guys.

  11. Jimmy Glenn: Love that Jean has a chest-piece! That’s like all the rage in Brooklyn. Also, Storm’s fro is great.

    I live in Brooklyn. I don’t see too many of those. Mind you, tats have never been my thing. Too many people just slap them on without giving aesthetic the slightest thought

  12. I fink u freeky and i like you a lot Emma. They’re all awesome.

    I find it pretty amusing to see all this comments about them looking like OMG! drug users, it shows the comic censor crap from way back still sticking… In all fairness Emma on coke wouldn’t be out of character at all for… she is the white queen.

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  14. Thumbs up! That Jean’s tattoos are genius. I hadn’t even considered that as a thing to include or incorporate so it REALLY tickled me to see her power set addressed through a huge chest/arm/leg piece.

  15. I think these are great! I particularly like Ororo’s hair; it’s about time she had something like this, rather than the straight hair she’s usually given. Personally, I’d like to see some more of the x-boys, though. These would be brilliant for a series where the x-men came together in a world without xavier and the money and security provided by his school Kind of like a street x-men.

    Actually, it kind of reminded me of this episode of x-men evolution: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewYzkZQio9Q

  16. Mario Silva: I fink u freeky and i like you a lot Emma. They’re all awesome. I find it pretty amusing to see all this comments about them looking like OMG! drug users, it shows the comic censor crap from way back still sticking… In all fairness Emma on coke wouldn’t be out of character at all for… she is the white queen.

    Why is being skeeved out by cokeheads a sign of comic censorship? I have an uncle who’s a heroin addict. That’s not a thing I want to see on… well anyone else.

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  18. Edwin: Why is being skeeved out by cokeheads a sign of comic censorship? I have an uncle who’s a heroin addict. That’s not a thing I want to see on… well anyone else.

    Not even virtual characters like Emma? One would think that belonging to a hellfire club bent on world domination, destruction or worse would have some personal level consequences…
    She goes by as a queen raping peoples minds on a daily basis, yet doing drugs is what seems unacceptable for her character?… or that she LOOKS like she’s on drugs, or that she could probably be on drugs… by the way she looks?

    The comic censor is exactly about not showing you what you (or them) don’t want to see regardless of what would best fit the story or character.

  19. Mario Silva: Not even virtual characters like Emma? One would think that belonging to a hellfire club bent on world domination, destruction or worse would have some personal level consequences…She goes by as a queen raping peoples minds on a daily basis, yet doing drugs is what seems unacceptable for her character?… or that she LOOKS like she’s on drugs, or that she could probably be on drugs… by the way she looks?The comic censor is exactly about not showing you what you (or them) don’t want to see regardless of what would best fit the story or character.

    Why does it matter if it’s virtual or not. Does her being fake make seeing a person strung out and wasted any less depressing for a person who’s seen it first hand? Last I saw Emma Frost, she was an X-Man and lover of Cyclopse, the most anal-retentive, obsessive compulsive in modern comics. She’s vain as a peacock and struts around in outfits that would make a porn star blush half the time. On top of that, she’s a bloody psychic. The idea of doing anything that would make her control of her power or her ability to mess with others is counter intuitive to who Emma Frost is. Your argument is that “she’s a bad girl, so drugs are okay for her”. Think about how many wrong things that assumes. Your argument isn’t about what’s appropriate for HER as much as appropriate for generic villain. You know who being strung out makes sense for… SNOWFLAME!

    And yes, it is a judgement to say she might be on drugs when she looks like it. I feel no shame admitting that. People make judgement calls based on appearance all the time, even people who are supposedly open minded will make assumptions based on superficial information if that’s all they’re given. That’s human nature. What you should be ashamed of is not adjusting to new information or refusing to learn more and only going by that superficial impression. If she isn’t on drugs and only looks like that, then I just hate the way she looks and still think she looks unhealthy. As an aesthetic, it’s not one I like.

    As for the idea that censorship doesn’t show stuff despite being best for the story… I find that to be kind of a load. Comic books aren’t documentaries or true to life dramas generally, and when they are, they tend to eschew censorship. Comic books are a form of escapism. They show impossibly beautiful people with godlike powers engaging in fantastic adventures. While relevancy is a concern, these characters are still supposed to represent an ideal of sorts. With very few exceptions, unhealthy looking, skinny and potentially strung out is not someone’s ideal. Now, if you show me a situation where a person with impaired judgement and a severely weakened body can be a compelling character, I’ll be 100% behind you. Until then, I maintain my stance that I don’t want to see the characters I like as junkies.

    On top of that, when was the last time we saw her “raping peoples minds on a daily basis”?

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