I.C.U. had the chance to talk with Narwhal about his newest project - 499 - Now funding on Indiegogo
These characters live in an alternate history from our own. We we dive deeply into that history or is it more just to establish the world for our main characters?
We don't dive very deeply into the history of the war. But the timeline and generations are solidly worked out. However, the modern post war culture is a big part of the story.
You have teamed up with Richard C. Meyer aka Ya Boi Zack on this project. How did that come together?
Richard liked my art way back in the day but we delayed any possible collaborations at first because my books aren't mainstream superhero stuff, which he was focusing on at the time. Iron Sights was his only foray into the more indie style stories and art at that time, but after he read Earthbound he was excited to work with me and we began exchanging emails trying to work it out.
That said, I'm always just trying to draw better in general, but it's around the things I focus on and prioritize like energy, flow, perspective, space, trying to create a consistent alternate world visually. If I'm successful, the book can conjure a reference in world, and the reader will picture it in the style of the world and the art, so not only the art on the page is representing the consistent world, but even the readers thoughts are in that style. I started with this goal early because I want to incept animation producers to turn my comics into animated movies.
499 is listed as Book One. So what does the future for 499 look like?
499 part 2 will come out next year. I can't wait for that one. it has a HUGE action set piece that will be pretty memorable for the comics medium in general, I hope!
Come back tomorrow for the reveal of NEW artwork from 499!
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Follow Narwhal on Twitter: @Plaster_Harris
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