Siryn: Walking While Mutie. Picture
Ive been a fan of Theresa Rourke Cassidy since Marvel Comics Fallen Angels miniseries in the late eighties. For people only (or mostly) familiar with the X-Men from the films, Siryn is the screaming redhead in X2 and X-Men: The Last Stand, and the daughter of Banshee from X-Men: First Class. To add some confusion to the mix, Siryn is currently called Banshee in tribute to her now-deceased father. This move is semantically logical in that a banshee is a mythological Irish fairy woman, while the sirens were Greek (the Cassidys are Irish, and Theresas dad Sean was... well... male.) Theresa is part of X-Factor, Peter Davids noir comic book of twists and turns about a mutant detective agency. The image is a homage to John Byrne's cover to Uncanny X-Men #141, the first part of Days Of Future Past, on which Theresa's father is reported to be "slain". As with a few of my other works, the picture is based on my wife, the always-artworthy Sarina Del Fuego. Enjoy! Or not!