“Today, in our field, there is so much talent and recognition that we are reaching a saturation point. An artist should no longer strive only for breathtaking craftsmanship; he should, instead, try to help us live better, either by dressing the wounds that are constantly being opened by society, or by offering solutions to get us out of the mess we’re in…But it’s going to be difficult and we have a lot of work to do.” - Jean 'Moebius' Giraud

Sunday, January 07, 2007


At one point, I thought I could draw backgrounds and managed to convince people at Warner Bros to let me do it for them. Crazy.

Here then, are the handful of development images I generated early last year for the new 'Legion of Superheroes' show. There actually wasn't all that much time to get a feel for the show - to have all the designers get on the same page in regards to specific shape theory, a visual vocabulary that represented the show, even something as basic as a consistent color palette - we had to hit ground running two weeks into the schedule. But I think it turned out to be a fine looking show.

The funny thing is, I did so many concept images that covered how the structures would look on this future Earth, only to realize the characters didn't stay on Earth very much! I mean, after the first episode, they went everywhere but Earth! Haha! I still had so much fun doing it as it was an extremely challenging, creative process.

**Note: The first four images/pages were concepts for the Legion's home base - for those of you who aren't as LOSH savvy - is an actually member of the team. I mean, the structure that's supposed to look like a crash landed rocket ship is an actual living organism that is a card carrying (well, in this case a 'ring bearing') member of the crew. That's just weird; he's got the Legion guys walking around in his guts. Ah, those kooky DC Comics writers.


meralda said...

great stuff!tanks to let us see it!

Michael said...

Thanks, Eric, I was hoping we'd see some of your stuff from the Legion show. These are mind-bendingly cool!

Did you do any production background art or were you only working on the conceptual stuff?

--Michael @ the Legion Omnicom

cdeboda said...

These are really cool and unique. Inspired to try and do some similiar comps.

Dela said...

Great shapes ,thanks for showing