X-Men Fan Art Based On The 1990s Cartoon Is A Must For Fans Of The Animated Series

It seems that every time you blink your eyes in today's world there's a trailer for a new X-Men film, such is their popularity. But before the first X-Men movie came out in 2000 a lot of people first came to know of the X-Men and their exploits through the comic books.

But if you were a child of the 90s or an adult who loved 90s cartoons, chances are you came to the X-Men through the hugely popular X-Men: The Animated Series which debuted in 1992 and ran to 1997.

The cartoons were based, looks wise, on the yellow and blue costumed superheroes from the comics drawn by artist Jim Lee in the same decade.

And like the comics the series dealt with all kinds of social and political issues never shying away from exploring things like divorce, the Holocaust, even AIDS. It also often drew from plots from the comics too taking bits from the Days of Future Past story arc and events that happened in the Uncanny X-Men.

Basically it was amazing and it's been the inspiration behind a series of fan art by Mexican concept artist Carlos Fabián Villa who has a background in both video games and animation.

The iconic yellow/blue costumes are there and as well as uploading the finished artwork Villa has also included GIFs showing the sketches as to how he arrived there.

You can check them out below and head to Villa's site for more of his art.

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