Artwork for the German release of James Gunn’s black comedy take on superhero movies. There really was a plethora of talent involved in this one (Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Liv Tyler, Kevin Bacon and the great Michael Rooker!!) so i wanted to get everyone in the action but still give the artwork some style which related back to the films storyline.
For the artwork I took the super hero theme made cover work as classic comic book design, the composition still has that narrative poster style but building it around the comic book concept allows the visual to capture the vibe of the films story line and then relate it back to the viewer, it also gives the cover a different twist and a more fun look to stand out on the shelves.
I saturated the colours more in the illustration to give the thing that comic vibe without being too ‘cartoony’ and polished it off with an old halftone printing effect and offsetting the colour plates slightly so the whole piece has a distorted out of registration look (you can see a more detail section above).