‘House of X’ Artist Pepe Larraz on His Process and Persistence: “I Mean It, a Real Pain.”
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‘House of X’ Artist Pepe Larraz on His Process and Persistence: “I Mean It, a Real Pain.”

When it came time to shake up the X-Men, Jonathan Hickman turned to artist Pepe Larraz for HOUSE OF X . Larraz had already turned heads with his impressive runs on UNCANNY AVENGERS, EXTERMINATION, and AVENGERS: NO SURRENDER. Larraz is also part of Marvel’s stable of up-and-coming artists who are well on their way towards becoming superstars in the industry. Marvel.com recently had a chance to speak with Larraz, and he told us that his first exposure to Marvel was Todd McFarlane’s seminal work on SPIDER-MAN. “Absolutely stunning work for my 10-year-old mind,” gushed Larraz. “The first series I bought with my own money was SPIDER-MAN 2099 by Peter David and Rick Leonardi. Those issues were fabulous.” Larraz told us that he made two attempts to break into a fine arts college. When that didn’t work out, he took it upon himself to further his artistic education. “I’m mostly self-taught on comics,” admitted Larraz. “I studied in a high school specialized in art, and then studied art history in college. At the same time I studied sculpture. But I think I learned to make comics with my pals in high school. I was fortunate enough to go to the […]

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