Recently, I worked on some stuff with my friend Tony Moore, John Rauch and Rob Zombie for Assassin’s Creed: Unity.
New Science Agency called me up and wanted to animate some of my work. I thought this sounded amazing and then remembered, “I don’t do sequential illustration” and went on to say, “I don’t want to talk myself out of a job, but I know someone I might be able to collaborate with to make this work” and got Tony on the phone.
Inspired by Ubisoft’s ‘Assassin’s Creed Unity’, New Science produced an animated short film which debuted at Comic-Con 2014 before a sold-out crowd. Set in the French Revolution, the story was reimagined by musician / director Rob Zombie and featured the illustrative works of Tony Moore, co-creator of The Walking Dead. Together,we crafted a film which highlights the chaos and brutality of the French Revolution, painting the streets of Paris red with blood.
The film generated over 300,000 views on YouTube in the first 48 hours of its release; and within minutes of its debut, features hit the web on Rolling Stone, SPIN, Variety, Game Informer, IGN, GameSpot, Blabbermouth, Loudwire, and many others.
The idea for the story was fun. The French Revolution is one of the goriest times the world has had and has a great juxtoposition of decadent and elegant visuals tied together with poverty, desparation and grime. Not to mention one of the coolest ‘humane’ death sentances: the guilliotine! OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!
To wrap up the whole project, Tony and I designed a screenprinted poster. 500 limited edition silk-screened posters that were distributed at the ‘Assassin’s Creed Unity Experience’ outdoor obstacle course at Comic-Con. The poster features Unity’s hero ‘Arno’ in front of a stained-glass window peppered with images from the animated short. Each poster was numbered and signed by the artists.
Basically, we landed in San Diego and went, “oh crap. We have to sign 775 posters”
We will each have 100 available from the run. They are signed by both of us.
Mine are available on my website: Angryblue.com as of 7.30.2014
There’s a detailed write-up of the process here at my Behance portfolio.
Also: Behind the Scenes!