ADG Perspective

July-August 2016

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38 P E R S P E C T I V E | J U LY / AU G U S T 2 0 1 6 The Illustrators whose work is featured in this article have contributed their drawings to hundreds of imaginative fi lms and television projects, including Independence Day: Resurgence, The Revenant, Jurassic World, The 5th Wave, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Falling Skies, Conan, The Mist, Darkman, Mars Attacks! and the web series RWBY. All, however, are comic book artists in their hearts, and these pages are examples of the work they continue to produce for that art form. The infl uence of comic books on fi lm (and vice versa) has been well documented, and it is to be expected that talented artists would switch back-and-forth, working in both media. Narrative entertainment, set in immersive and sometimes fantastic worlds, poses similar challenges no matter the platform. The ways in which characters live in synergy with words on a page (a fi lm script or a sheet of newsprint) is identical. Comic book artists make important contributions to popular culture, and the frames reproduced here are some of today's best comic book art. The Art Directors Guild Illustrators who created them enrich both forms of entertainment. C OMIC BOOK ART

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