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"From an artistic standpoint, I try and let the characters take on a look of their own," explains Green. "It takes drawing them a few times before they start to emerge. In this case, Emma, being the main character, starts off thin and 'mousey' before she blossoms into the beautiful woman we know her as. I still try and make her attractive to the reader, but it's an innocent beauty, not glamorous. I'm definitely trying to give each of the other characters their own distinguishing look."
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Like his comrade Bollers, Green says that he's been a long-time Emma Frost fans. "Who isn't?! Yes, I always thought it would be great to draw a comic with the White Queen. She's got that cool, sexy attitude that makes her so interesting."
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It's Green's belief that the examination of Emma's past isn't "milking" a popular character- he says that it'll help make her a well developed character. "To me, Emma is a truly 'good' person that gets beat down on all sides by everyone in her life, and survives by developing a hard emotional exterior. Whether or not that 'good' person is still there underneath when she's an adult is up to the individual reader, but should be fairly obvious. The fans will connect with her because of hardships in their own lives they've had to overcome."
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Some critics have said that the art in "Emma Frost" seems a bit sexually gratuitous, especially the covers by Greg Horn, but Green says the content of the comics precludes it from being a cheesecake comic. "That's really not the case. We're dealing with a younger version of Emma starting off so there's no need to show her in an overtly sexual way, although I'm sure that as the story dictates she will develop some along those lines. The covers will depict Emma in a way the fans can recognize the book since the interiors show a younger Emma they haven't seen before.
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With that all in mind, Green says he's out to show people what he's made of and show the critics that he's more than just another artist drawing pretty women. "I'm doing the best art I've ever done for a comic before. I'm really challenging myself to grow in new ways. After every few pages, I take a look to see where I can continue to make improvements like adding in more details pertinent to the story and more blacks and shadows which I feel have been lacking in the past. I owe alot to the inker and colorist which are also doing a great job to make each page better than the last. Seeing the finished pages come back has me really excited!"
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X-Men fans are, at the very least, a dedicated and vocal bunch, but Green isn't worried about possible negative reaction. "Nah. Confidence is high. They'll have to stick around and see things develop though, they won't be able to make assumptions based on a single issue."
While Green is the first to admit that "Emma Frost" isn't going to be an epiphany, he thinks it'll be a fun ride for anyone who tries the series. "We're not trying to save the world here, but the story and character development should make this very interesting for the fans. I can't explain how exciting it's been for me to work on this book and see Emma developed, opposed to some characters that stay the same for 30 years. And.... hopefully they'll like the artwork too!"