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CHARACTER DESIGN

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

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