A few doors down is the door by Tucker Sward. An emerging talent and UNC Charlotte graduate in illustration and drawing, Sward just recently joined Hooker and Moore as an apprentice, quickly acclimating to the duo’s fast-pace, sweeping output. He called his work a “comic book representation of the villains that make up Hooker, Moore, and company.” The result is a vibrant, action-packed scene that resembles a Marvel Comics cover from the ’90s.
Moore was both proud and humored by Sward’s tribute, saying he chuckled at the first sight of Sward’s mural. “Of course, it was cool to see an X-Men version of me,” he says.