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Andrew Cate
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Posted: 15 May 2019 at 9:51am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

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Came across this gem on Heritage, any memories on putting this together?

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Drew it. Jotted some notes. That’s about it!
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I recall seeing this sketch in the past.  The red boots were a neat touch,  I thought.  Funny that Kitty was younger than me when she was first published  -- In the earliest appearances her age given was 13 and a half, when I was about eleven -- and now I am much older than her.  Sigh.
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Love the measurements. 
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Not sure of the provenance of this drawing any more. Decades ago I gave it to a friend. Shortly after, we drifted apart. Years later, when I saw it for sale, I emailed the last address I had for her, saying I hoped she got a good price. Eight years later (!) she responded saying it had been stolen.
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Brian Miller
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And there’s the birth of the New Mutants right there. 
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Yes. I’d created Kitty in response to Shooter insisting the X-Men were a school—even tho they had not really been such for years, and the current members being entirely adults made them unlikely candidates to be students. Kitty was to be the first of a team of young mutants to whom the adults would act as instructors.

Shooter dismissed this as “the Legion of Substitute X-Men”.

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Interesting that at this stage Ariel seemed to have been the front-runner in terms of a codename.
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Peter, with Caliban being the other it makes sense in a Tempesty sort of way.
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I sent a link to this to my friend whose God-Mother is the real Kitty Pryde. She thought it was neat but somewhat beyond her price range. 
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No lawyer I, but wouldn't JB's friend - the one from whom it was stolen - have some claim against this?
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I don’t think it works that way.
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