I started drawing my own comic developing as a young teenager after my eldest brother indirectly got me into comics.
I started reading his Spider-man comics in an attempt to get to hang out with him more. I ended up getting into Venom more than Spidey himself and collected the comics during my later teen years.
I got into the X-Men through the 90's cartoon and the first issue of the comic I bought for myself with my pocket money was The Wedding Of Scott Summers & Jean Grey in WHSmith - I was 13 at the time.
|The Wedding Of Scott Summers & Jean Grey.|
I am heavily inspired and influenced by Marvel Comics and the X-Men being my main catalyst as I found myself identifying so much emotionally with the characters and felt deeply connected to them, especially the psychic ones, particularly Psylocke to start with who inspired (OK I originally outright stole them initially) my characters look and powers.