Marvel-ous! Drawing sensation from Tarnów to illustrate Marvel’s new X-Men series
A Polish artist has been contracted by Marvel comics to illustrate part of its new “Dawn of X” series.
Szymon Kudrański from Tarnów was chosen to bring to life the latest part of the X-Men epic, Fallen Angels.
Based on a fictional universe, the series tells the story of mutants who are a subspecies of humans born with superhuman abilities activated by the "X-Gene".
Known as the X-Men, they fight for peace and equality in a world where anti-mutant bigotry is fierce and widespread.
Beginning to draw comics when just 17, Kudrański’s career had a rocky start and for years his work was turned down by publishers who considered it not “comic-like enough.
This changed in 2004 when writer Steve Niles used his drawings in “30 days of night”, a horror comic series famous for its stunning illustrations.
Since then, he’s been on an upward spiral, receiving offers from the biggest companies in the world and illustrating some of DC’s hottest titles, such as Batman, Superman as well as the top-selling Green Lantern.
The 32-year-old then began his collaboration with Marvel comics where he made his name with The Punisher series.
Now he is back illustrating X-Men.
According to a Marvel spokesman, although the exact number of issues remains undisclosed, the comics will be released in a piecemeal, ‘ongoing mode’ meaning that they would be completed and published each month.
The series is planned for release in November 2019.