“Mistfit” was a struggle at first. I sat on it for a day or so before the inspiration hit me. Marvel’s X-Men has always been about the misfits in the world trying to fit in and protect the world they love. It quickly became one of my favorite comic franchises when I started collecting as a 12 year old. Aside from being cool, I identified with the outcasts and the weird, so it’s fitting to incorporate Marvel’s Merry Mutants into an illustration of my alter-ego. I really like the way this one turned out, and I’m really happy with all the little nods to the characters as well as a few humorous takes of my own. It’s relatively “simple”, in that there’s no background and not a ton of texture or anything, but this still took me about 2 hours to complete once my pencil hit the page.