Friday, 6 July 2012

Fan Art Friday: Saga

So I've decided to resurrect Fan Art Friday, which was a very short-lived series of posts I started a few years ago, featuring drawings inspired by some of my favourite comics, movies, video games etc. and posted on a Friday.

Today's drawing is inspired by a comic book that I'm really enjoying at the moment, called Saga. It's an ongoing series written by Brian K. Vaughan (who also wrote the equally amazing Y: The Last Man and Runaways) with incredible art by Fiona Staples, and published by Image Comics.

The book is a sci-fi/fantasy epic which follows new parents Marco and Alana, lovers from different planets whose people are at war with one another, struggling to survive with their newborn daughter Hazel amid a galactic war. People who like to compare things to other things in order to make them easily digestible have likened Saga to Star Wars, Game of Thrones, Lord Of The Rings and Romeo And Juliet, but it's a lot more unique and original than that makes it sound.

Fiona Staples has created a cast of weird and wonderful characters, but my favourite so far is Izabel, a ghost from the planet Cleaves who ends up being Hazel's first "babysitter"...

Saga #5 is out on the 18 July.

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