I might have been around 10 yrs old, about the time I started getting the x-men comics with my older brother, when I got this amazing (and apparently very rare) Rogue poster. From what I can find it was one of a pair, Rogue and Gambit, pencil art by Joe Quesada, inks by Joe Rubinstein and colored (?) by John Stracuzzi.
This poster hung on my bedroom door/walls for years as a kid and has gotten pretty badly beaten up. I couldn’t bear to throw it away even in its tattered condition and I have kept it all these years - it has literally has moved across the world (New York to Australia).
The photo is of it today hanging next to my desk - trying to straighten it out after being rolled up so long. This poster introduced me to Art Nouveau and the works of Alphonse Mucha. It was the start of my ongoing appreciation of art history.
So here is my tribute to those artist. Thank you for inspiring me and for all that I have learned from you.