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Silver Age Mega Man X (Mega Man Tribute) by Cyber-Kun Silver Age Mega Man X (Mega Man Tribute) by Cyber-Kun
So, here it is finally, my submission for Udon Comics' Mega Man Tribute book, coming out next week! This piece was inspired by Silver Age comics in general, more specifically Jack Kirby. It was a lot of fun, and a lot of work, although looking back, I really wish I did more on the background. I flipped through some early jack Kirby stuff I had from the sixties and some of the splash pages didn't have a lot of background, so I went off that. You can find my piece on page 230 of the book

High quality prints are for sale, please message me

MEGA MAN TRIBUTE LIMITED EDITION HARDCOVER
-the book is premiering at the San Diego Comic-con at the UDON booth (#5037), July 20-24
-for fans not attending the show, you can preorder the book at UDONstore.com ([link] )

MEGA MAN TRIBUTE SOFTCOVER
- The standard softcover edition is also available for preorder on amazon.com ([link] )

EDIT: I do have a limited number of high quality 9 x 12 prints left, Capcom allowed us to make 200 copies, if anyone is interested in one, please send me a note. I don't have much left and once they're gone, they're gone! They look great in person, BTW.
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:icona100yeah:
A100yeah Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015
Seriously awesome! I love this! :D
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Cheetogod Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is legit. I wish to read this.
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:iconnflightmovie:
NFlightMovie Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
This is AWESOME!!!
Thank you so much for sharing this!
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:iconcyber-kun:
Cyber-Kun Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the compliment!
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:iconsiffmaosol:
SiffMaosol Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
Mega Man X in the silver age comics. Pure Awesome! I'd read that.
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:iconcyber-kun:
Cyber-Kun Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
It WOULD be cool if there was a 22 page book.
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:iconslaughterox:
Slaughterox Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
Awesome art, great Kirby homage. Megaman X himself looks like he would be at home in one of the Fourth World books. I could totally see a Jack Kirby Megaman X comic.
Any plans for a classic Megaman in kirby silver-age style?
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:iconcyber-kun:
Cyber-Kun Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
It's funny, while I was researching my fourth world books and my Mega Man X Complete works, there's a LOT of similar design styles, use of wild colours and crazy tech. It wasn't that difficult to transition the styles and designs really (as much as I could to imitate the King). 

Probably no more in this style these days as the King's work (as much as I love him) fights against my current drawing styles, and I feel trying to ape him too much makes the overall illustration lifeless and stiff (which is the opposite of Jack's work). It was a fun one-off, and maybe if I doodle something that could work, I may revisit it (Kirby tech Ride armors?) But for the time being, nay for classic. I'd feel it would turn too much into Bad box art Mega Man.
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:iconnoxv:
NoXV Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Student Filmographer
complete with "Kirby crackle." nice work.
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:iconcyber-kun:
Cyber-Kun Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! That krackle is actually the hardest part for me. I have an incredibly hard time grasping it.
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:iconpersian-yank:
Persian-Yank Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
Dang this style looked hard to pull off! you did an awesome job
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:iconcyber-kun:
Cyber-Kun Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
It was tricky, and I'm still not really happy how it turned out... I may revisit it sometime in the future.
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:iconpersian-yank:
Persian-Yank Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
I hope you do! 
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:iconjedahshadow:
JedahShadow Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
More! More! Please GOD MORE!!!
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:iconcyber-kun:
Cyber-Kun Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I am open for commissions!
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:iconmarplatense2:
marplatense2 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013

How about a golden age Mega Man? =)

Classic Mega Man of course.

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:iconcyber-kun:
Cyber-Kun Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
That's... a brilliant idea.
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:iconjedahshadow:
JedahShadow Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Well then time to scrounge up some cash me thinks. Give me a month or two to fix some issues and I'd love to commission some ideas if you'd be willing.
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:iconcyber-kun:
Cyber-Kun Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
More then willing. 
Feel free to send me a note whenever you like.
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:iconjedahshadow:
JedahShadow Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Awesome, many thanks my friend!
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:icondalkielan:
Dalkielan Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
SIMPLY AWESOME!!
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:iconcyber-kun:
Cyber-Kun Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconspace-aspie:
Space-Aspie Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Student General Artist
How did you get it to look like an old comic?
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:iconcyber-kun:
Cyber-Kun Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Well... I drew it, inked it by hand (brush) then used the same palette that Kirby did. Then I used a simple photoshop filter to change the colours to dots. That's about it.
Oh, and overlaid a scan of an old paper.
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:iconspace-aspie:
Space-Aspie Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Its amazing how there's a filter for everything.
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:iconcyber-kun:
Cyber-Kun Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yep, and I barely scratch the surface of what Photoshop can do.
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:iconspace-aspie:
Space-Aspie Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Student General Artist
8 0
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:iconryu238:
ryu238 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
Heh, someone had a similar idea: [link]
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:iconcyber-kun:
Cyber-Kun Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Indeed, looks like someone was inspired by me, or a similar thought.
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:iconryu238:
ryu238 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
So will you do other covers like this?
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:iconcyber-kun:
Cyber-Kun Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thinking about it, little backlogged from other stuff, but if the mood strikes me, mayhaps.
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:iconpokeyfluffytail:
PokeyFluffytail Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
You've gotta draw a cover for "Vile Strikes Again!" ^^
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:iconcyber-kun:
Cyber-Kun Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Mayhaps one day...
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:iconpokeyfluffytail:
PokeyFluffytail Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Ya gotta, YA GAWTTA!!! D:

Lol take your time :3
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:iconchaoswolf1982:
chaoswolf1982 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're on the TVTropes page for Kirby Dots!
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:iconcyber-kun:
Cyber-Kun Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I am? That's such an odd reference to throw there
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:iconmistardavis:
MistarDavis Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
X's body seems to have a hint of Command Mission's armor. Overall, great stuff.
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:iconcyber-kun:
Cyber-Kun Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Never even occurred to me, but I wouldn't put it past that it was subconsciously there.
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:iconxitaqa:
Xitaqa Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
This is great! It's fun, a fitting tribute both Mega Man and to Jack Kirby. It really catches that silver age feel for me!
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:iconcyber-kun:
Cyber-Kun Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! A lot of back-and-forth went into the design to tribute both, glad other people like it!
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:iconarchangelveruk:
archangelveruk Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
lol I love this! Good luck!
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:iconcyber-kun:
Cyber-Kun Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! Good luck for what?
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:icontheredauthar:
TheRedAuthar Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Marvelous!
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:iconmotorroach:
MotorRoach Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Looks so old school comic styled I don't even-
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:iconmaximovlorenzo:
MaximoVLorenzo Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thats so awesome.
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:icondeth-muncher:
Deth-Muncher Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Nailed it.
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:iconcalof:
CaloF Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hhaahahaha, that brought memories, of the good kind :D
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:iconcyber-kun:
Cyber-Kun Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
The Artificial kind too!
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:iconcalof:
CaloF Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Darn, you are so right :P

Spot on with ye olde comic book feel. Thought of Marvel first, but now that I think about it DC also had some layouts like this... I think..

In any case, great image!
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:iconcyber-kun:
Cyber-Kun Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I was looking at Kirby's later work (New Gods), which WAS DC, so that makes sense.
And thank you again!
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