ADG Perspective

July-August 2019

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M O D E L I N G T H E M A R V E L U N I V E R S E | P E R S P E C T I V E 1 0 5 book artist. Comic books were HUGE in the '90s. I was a die-hard Marvel Comics fan, reading everything from Iron Man, West Coast Avengers, The Avengers, Uncanny X-Men, Excalibur, to Spider-Man (The Amazing, The Spectacular, Web of, AND the adjective-less Todd McFarlane one). I dabbled a bit in the DC world, but it was Marvel Comics that truly captured my imagination. In the summer of 1994, right before my sophomore year of UCLA, I went to the acclaimed San Diego Comic-Con. With my portfolio in hand, consisting of about six 11x17 comic book penciling samples, I waited in the long portfolio lines for each of the major companies. The first line I waited in was my dream company, Image Comics. Image was the new hot company at that time. I waited for hours before finally standing in front of one of the co- founders (and creator of Deadpool), Rob Liefeld. He took a look at my portfolio and asked if I would be interested in an internship with his then Extreme Studios. Would I?? I was flabbergasted. A. WRAPAROUND BOOK COVER TO MARVEL'S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2: THE ART OF THE MOVIE. PAINTED IN PHOTOSHOP. I LED THE VIS DEV TEAM ON THIS FILM AND I WANTED THE COVER TO CAPTURE THE OVERALL LOOK AND FEEL OF THE FILM. VERY MUCH IN THE VEIN OF A CLASSIC ILLUSTRATED MOVIE POSTER.

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