Friday, September 15, 2006

More zombies...


So easy to write, so difficult to draw...

10 comments:

Choisez said...

Very cool piece, Sean!

Just out of curiosity, what did Kirkman's description read as? "Every Marvel character you could fit in a double-page spread?"

-Eddy

Sean Phillips said...

To be fair, Robert did give me a list of characters...

Panel one:
HUGE wide panel (stretching across both pages): We’re in a S.H.I.E.L.D. meeting room. Fury stands in the front of the room, near profile, closest in the foreground. He’s addressing what’s left of the Marvel Universe. The X-Men are there with Magneto, The New Warriors, Nova included are there, Thor, The Fantastic Four, Bruce Banner, Doctor Strange, Iron Man, Moon Knight, The Vision, Tigra, Wonder Man, Black Night, Darkhawk, Sleepwalker (in the back at least, throw me a bone!), Falcon, Spider-Woman (whichever), U.S. Agent, Ant-Man (Scott Lang), The Inhumans… bunches of others if you want to throw in more… whatever. This is the huge, Marvel Crossover, meeting scene… so if I haven’t shown them as zombies yet, feel free to draw them here.

Sean Phillips said...

To be fair, Robert did give me a list of characters...

Panel one:
HUGE wide panel (stretching across both pages): We’re in a S.H.I.E.L.D. meeting room. Fury stands in the front of the room, near profile, closest in the foreground. He’s addressing what’s left of the Marvel Universe. The X-Men are there with Magneto, The New Warriors, Nova included are there, Thor, The Fantastic Four, Bruce Banner, Doctor Strange, Iron Man, Moon Knight, The Vision, Tigra, Wonder Man, Black Night, Darkhawk, Sleepwalker (in the back at least, throw me a bone!), Falcon, Spider-Woman (whichever), U.S. Agent, Ant-Man (Scott Lang), The Inhumans… bunches of others if you want to throw in more… whatever. This is the huge, Marvel Crossover, meeting scene… so if I haven’t shown them as zombies yet, feel free to draw them here.

hellomelissa said...

i'm really glad i don't have to color that page1 it seems like just yesterday i was coloring crowds of decomposing gore in zombie world. what fun!

azaceta said...

How do you go about finishing that drawing? Im always looking for ways to "cheat" crowd scenes etc. Isthis a case where you cant because of the need for these certain characters to be present?

P.

Sean Phillips said...

I'm all for cheating usually, but you're right, this time I'll have to draw everybody! I'll go straight to inks from this with plenty of ref for the characters by my side. I'll post the inks as I go on...

Robert Kirkman said...

Hey, now! Granted, it'll take you more time to draw than it did for me to write, but that was a hard panel. I had to look up a ton of Marvel Characters, make sure they weren't dead yet, make sure nobody that wasn't supposed to be there was there and... uh... type it all out.

I'm sure it took me a little longer than your pencils did. ;-)

Maybe not.

-Robert

Sean Phillips said...

Sorry Robert, you're probably right. It was quicker to draw than for you to write so far. I'm looking at at least a day to ink though. I'm not complaining though, your stuff is always fun to draw.

Robert Kirkman said...

All is forgiven. ;-)

It's a joy to work with you, sir.

And sorry about all those crowd scenes. The sequel mini-series will be mostly single-character stuff.

-Robert

andy kuhn said...

sean,
having just finished my run with kirkman on marvel team-up, i know exactly what you mean!

andy kuhn

p.s. your art is awesome!