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There was great debate over the design of the characters for the series.  Dozens of artists had drawn the X-Men over their 25 years of publication.  What would our X-Men look like?  The needs of animation, given our limited time and budget, dictated a certain simplicity of line.  But the modern, sophisticated look (looking closer to that of artist Jim Lee than many of the others available) was created and championed by Will Meugniot and Larry Houston, two fans who had been disappointed in previous renditions of the characters.  Many fights later, their vision prevailed.  Here is an early pass at JEAN GREY by senior designer on the program, Rick Hoberg.  Enjoy.

Jean Grey



Eric - showrunner/developed for television - and Julia - episode writer - for X-Men: The Animated Series 1992-1997 - now with 2 books about the experience: 1) the definitive oral history titled Previously on X-Men & 2) X-Men The Art and Making of the Animated Series

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We’re Eric Lewald & Julia Lewald, two members of the creative force behind the animated X-Men series of the ’90s looking to celebrate and share our appreciation for it with the fan base that made this show the culture-changing mega-hit it is today.

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