“For Sale By Superhero” Open Artwork Assignment: Four Artists Selected
Congratulations to Robert Wilson, Jon McNally, Steve Valdez, and Brett Jubinville, the four artists hired to create character designs for a project on Amazon Studios movie development slate, For Sale By Superhero. It’s the story of an unemployed dad who discovers that his new house is really the former secret headquarters of a deceased superhero – the Grim Avenger – and decides to assume the hero’s identity.
In visualizing these characters, the goal was to get several different looks in different styles. After reviewing portfolios from hundreds of artists, Amazon Studios went with Valdez’ manga vibe, McNally’s classic TV animation-inspired look, and Wilson’s classic, comic-book style. With Jubinville, what impressed the team was the range of animated styles in which he could work.
Jubinville has been selected to create up to 7 additional designs, and his work will be made available for use by directors and storyboard artists applying for an upcoming For Sale By Superhero open directing assignment, to create an animatic test movie. Learn more about opportunities at Amazon Studios.