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Drawn to Action: Graphic Artists Interpret Hanna

Posted April 19, 2011 to photo album "Drawn to Action: Graphic Artists Interpret Hanna"

Hanna wasn't adapted from a graphic novel, but its non-stop action and striking visuals make it feel like it was. We asked three graphic artists to retro-adapt the film to page.

The Visually Graphic Hanna
Jock: Hanna in the Snow
Jock: The Container Park
Jock: Erik
Aaron Minier:
Alan Brooks: Cate Blanchett
Aaron Minier:

Aaron Minier: "Adapt or Die"

When asked to created graphic images inspired by Hanna, Aaron Minier, a professional illustrator who has worked on such projects as PUSH, Tales from the Fringe, Battle of Destiny and his own graphic novel series Black Rose, readily admits to being “a big fan of this film genre.” But even more, what interested Minier was the fact “the movie utilized some gorgeous environments and had an abundance of raw energy––both are factors I strive to incorporate in my art.” The scene that got Minier’s “creative juices flowing involved Erik getting ambushed by a handful of agents in a large room with bright orange pillars. The fight that ensues is just brutal, and I was so impressed by the scene that I translated the scene directly to this image.” To help him, Minier turned to music, and in particular the Chemical Brothers (who composed the Hanna’s soundtrack). “I immediately started trying to hunt down whatever tracks were available at the time,” remembers Minier. “I heard Escape 700, and my brain melted. So, I guess you could say that I found more than enough inspiration from the Hanna scenes and sounds I sampled.”