MARK: The concept was in place before I knew Julian, but the script was written (and re-written with him in mind). At first, I played to what I thought his strengths were from Unthinkable – drawing incredible detail. So I tried create little period-piece vignettes to showcase every conceivable time and place I could fit in an 88 page graphic novel. Some things I thought he’d draw incredibly include giant Zeppelins, Steampunk Exoskeletons and reptilian humanoids who evolved in place of man.
But I noticed two things very quickly from Julian’s character designs and the first few pages. He was experimenting with a looser style, with these incredibly expressive characters who seemed to move across the pages with an incredible dynamism. So instead of trying to overload him with detail I tried to give him more space than he had in Unthinkable, and let him have fun. I couldn’t be more pleased with his results.