Darick Robertson Draws ‘The Dead Lands’
If you've been reading comics for any length of time, then you're probably already familiar with the amazing art of Darick Robertson. Best known for his work on Transmetropolitan and The Boys, Robertson has been working in the industry for over twenty years, and apparently, his work has attracted the attention of the filmmakers behind The Dead Lands, a new movie produced in New Zealand.
It seems that the filmmakers are such big fans that they commissioned not just the poster, but a set of "story cards" from Robertson to promote the film --- and as you might expect, they're awesome. Check out the full set below!
If you're curious about the story that inspired that art, here's the official description of the film:
Hongi (James Rolleston) - a Maori chieftain's teenage son - must avenge his father's murder in order to bring peace and honour to the souls of his loved ones after his tribe is slaughtered through an act of treachery. Vastly outnumbered by a band of villains, led by Wirepa (Te Kohe Tuhaka), Hongi's only hope is to pass through the feared and forbidden Dead Lands and forge an uneasy alliance with the mysterious Warrior (Lawrence Makoare), a ruthless fighter who has ruled the area for years.
For more, check out the film's trailer below, which is full of squelchy throat-slittings and spearings that earned it a red band for "bloody and brutal violence" --- something that fits Robertson's style to a tee.