|Newsarama reports that comics artist Kieron Dwyer did art for the movie:|
>> Where does Dwyer fit into all this? Both the prologue and the epilogue of the film are done as comic book style panels and pages drawn by the comics vet. The end credits crawl features additional panels by the artist, created for the other sequences but scrubbed at various stages of production. In all, the footage adds up to several minutes of screen time. How did such a cool gig come to Dwyer?
“Quite literally, this thing fell from the sky. I had only just heard about the film a day or so before I was called about working on it. Some people were discussing it online, due to some similarities to Invincible, and I found it sort of amusing, since there really are no original ideas anymore anyway. Out of the blue, I get a call from the folks at Picture Mill, an LA-based film-titles company, asking if I’d like to take a shot at the gig. Hell, yes, I said!”
“The funny thing was, they first told me they wanted a sort of Bruce Timm-style, Batman Adventures look to the art. Having too much work on my plate already but not about to turn down a plum gig like this, I thought, ‘Sweet! That should be pretty easy, and pretty fast.’ Famous last words! When I submitted the more animated looking figures, they were pleased with them, but a few days later they came back and said the film makers decided they wanted something more realistic, and presented me with samples of what they had in mind: pages from Bryan Hitch’s Authority issues! ‘D’oh!’ Suddenly I realized the job wasn’t going to go quite so quickly.”
“Still, what we ended up with, what’s on the screen, is a happy medium between cartoony and realistic, and I think it works really well as an entry point to the characters and the movie. The movie, by the way, is quite good. Like a lot of people I’ve heard from, my expectations for it were not exactly sky high, but I was very pleasantly surprised at how charming and sweet the movie is. The performances certainly elevate the film, especially Dave Foley, who is hilarious as the Commander’s former sidekick.”