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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
Jock: Hanna in the Snow

Jock: Hanna in the Snow

The award-winning British artist known simply as Jock is best known for his work with writer Andy Diggle on Vertigo's The Losers and the DC Comics’s Green Arrow: Year One. In creating graphic images inspired by Hanna, Jock was inspired by how the film was “beautifully shot” and by the “inspiring imagery with a hard edge of tough action and a great soundtrack.” To figure out what to create, Jock “played around with a lot of designs for the images. I loved the shots of Hanna and her father in the snow, and had a few ideas focused on a “whiteout” feel, the characters completely immersed in a blizzard, as well as a few shots of Hanna running and evading captors.” Jock relates how “the first drawing of Saiorse was inspired by the snow but I went for a stronger, bolder color choice rather than desaturated whites. Hanna as the hunter. Hopefully she looks pretty ominous too.”