1983 - Mohawk Storm
From Paul Smith’s blog:
Towards the end of my X-Run, Weezie (editor Louise Jones), and hubby, Walt Simonson, go on vacation. They leave daughter Julie behind (there’s a movie in there somewhere). Upon departure, Walt sported the hirsute look we’ve all come to know and love. Upon his return, not so much. Somewhere in-between he’d undergone a tonsorial transformation of titanic proportion. He was now pink faced! Beard and mustache… gone.
Daughter Julie is not amused. She runs from the room. That’s not Daddy, that’s one of the pod-people!
Chris thinks this is story gold. He puts Storm through her paces. She loses her powers. She loses her nerve. She gets blowed up. Her powers attack her. But that ain’t the worst of it. She loses huge chunks of her beautiful hair! Storm needs a stylist.
I do a number of different styles and AS A JOKE, I include a Mr T mohawk for laughs and giggles. Chris and Weezie fail to laugh and latch on to it immediately (d’oh!) I argue as best I can but, my run is essentially over. My vote doesn’t count. Weezie says (and this is pretty much a quote) “We’re going to get hung no matter what we do. We may as well commit the murder.”
Stuck with the mohawk, I do my best to make it work. Once the style is set, I determine she needs leathers to pull it off. Punk Storm is born.
Some history for you guys…
Early morning tattoo selfie? Don’t mind if I do!
This is an Adam Hughes sketch of punk!Storm done in black, gray, and white ink to look as close to the original drawing as possible. Ink by Turbo at Deluxe Tattoo in Chicago.
Bilingual bonus: my name means “storm” in Lithuanian. Thanks, every north side cab driver ever!
Holy crap, someone got a tattoo of my Adam Hughes Punk Storm! This is surreal and awesome…
Ororo Munroe by Chris Brunner
I picked this up from Chris during last year’s Heroes Con! It’s an awesome little piece and I love it because her outfit is different than the traditional Punk Storm. If I could keep Chris on retainer, I would.
Today’s Punk Storm is brought to you by Joey Weiser! This was given to me as a gift by my buddy and fellow Dollar Binner Adam! Check out Joey’s work here!
Terence Hoskins and Adam Daughhetee over at Dollar Bin talk to OOSA artist Paul Maybury about Catalyst Comix, Soveriegn, Scientology schools, medications, “exploding the rock” and construction workers.
Paul was very open and revealing about all of the things he’s been through during his career and how it affected his art. Take the time to listen and get to know Paul a little better.
To be clear, I’m not a Scientologist.
What does this have to do with Punk Storm, you say? Well first off, me and my buddy Adam recorded this for our podcast, and it’s a great interview with an awesome artist! Secondly, I have two Punk Storm pieces by Paul in my collection, and we discuss them late in the episode…take a listen and let us knew what you think!
Thank you for this. Storm in her punk phase was a major part of my early budding sexuality. I remember reading an X-en comic of my brother's when I was a pre-teen so many years ago and found myself constantly staring at the panels she dominated.
Very awesome to see that she had a positive impact on your life! Her look and attitude during that era were undeniable. Her appearance actually made me start listening to punk rock and feel that my tastes in music, fashion, etc weren’t dictated by my race. Messages like yours make doing this tumblr worthwhile! Thanks for following!
F. Yeah, 80’s Storm | I don’t always do fan art, but when I do… | HarperJaten.com
Love Harper’s work, and coincidentally, Harper has been a follower of this tumblr since almost day one. Apologies for taking so long to post this, but I picked a day where I got quite a few new followers to do so.
Welcome to the shrine, newbies!
Some really patient people out there. Thank you.
Wow, what an incredible piece…certainly jealous of the owner!
First new Punk Storm of the year 2014! Got this piece from the incredible Jeremy Treece at this year’s Charlotte Mini-Con! God, I love buying art…
Storm and the Cairo Knives by Chris Brunner and Rico Renzi.
Print version of the grail piece Chris Brunner and Rico Renzi did for me…you guys should maybe hit them up to buy one so you can join the cool kids club.