BIG HERO 6--Covers and Concepts

Cover art, interior pages, and character designs created for Marvel Comics' BIG HERO 6 mini series from 2008, written by Chris Claremont and illustrated by me. The Disney animated feature is slated for November this year.

Art from the BIG HERO 6 mini-series I illustrated for Marvel in late 2008. With the new Disney animated feature set to debut in February, it'll be interesting to see what the filmakers decide to use from the source material.  Big Hero 6 was originally created by Steven T. Seagle and Duncan Rouleau in 1998.  Ten years later, X-Men writer Chris Claremont and I created a new adventure for the team complete with a top-to-bottom visual overhaul.  I wanted the character designs to reflect the rich visual language coming out of Japan, so you'll see plenty of influences from anime, manga, and Godzilla among other things.
 
And it looks like some of the additions we made (like new members Fred and Wasabi, or shifting Baymax to a robotic look) will actually be included in the look of the movie--very excited!
BIG HERO 6 Collected Edition Cover. Color by Emily Warren.
BIG HERO 6 #1 Cover. Color by Emily Warren. Background sumi-e by me.
BIG HERO 6 #2 Cover. Color by Emily Warren.
BIG HERO 6 #3 Cover. Color by Emily Warren.
BIG HERO 6 #4 Cover. Color by Emily Warren.
Concept art for Hiro's new look in this series.  In his debut, the character had a nerdy "rice bowl" haircut, and I wanted to make him a bit cooler and less of an ethnic stereotype.
Concept art for Honey Lemon's new look in this series.  We gave her a bit more sex appeal by reducing her original Mao jacket to a bolero, adding a couple of tattoos, and applying red details on her hair and around her eyes, subtley evoking the look of a geisha.
Interior pages from Issue #1.  Inks by Terry Pallot.  Colors by Emily Warren.
Interior pages from Issue #2.  Inks by Terry Pallot.  Colors by Emily Warren.
Interior pages from Issue #3.  Inks by Terry Pallot.  Colors by Emily Warren.
Interior pages from Issue #4.  Inks by Terry Pallot.  Colors by Emily Warren.
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