ROBOTECH VOLUME 1: COUNTDOWN Concept Art And Interior Pages Take You Inside The Graphic Novel!

ROBOTECH VOLUME 1: COUNTDOWN Concept Art And Interior Pages Take You Inside The Graphic Novel!

Were you a fan of the 80s Robotech/Macross Saga cartoon? If so, you're in luck as a new graphic novel landed on store shelves this week! Check out the process for interior pages and more after the jump!

Titan comics has relaunched Robotech, the classic 80s cartoon series that introduced viewers to Rick Hunter, Veritch Fighters and the alien race known as the Zentradi! We're lucky enough to get our hands on some of the fantastic artwork, and the process that goes into creating it, for the new Robotech Volume 1: Countdown graphic novel. It's available at retailers now (CLICK HERE to head over and is sure to be a hit among old and new fans alike!

Let's start off with one of the interior pages. Below we have a 3-page sequence from Marco Turini's process for the Robotech comic. It takes us through the drawing, coloring and lettering portions of the process.

Robotech Comic Page 1

Robotech Comic Page 2

Robotech Comic Page 3

Turini gives us a little more background on the process: "It was challenging to transfer Robotech design into a real world and display its fantastic world from another point of view. At the beginning I tried to create completely new concepts. Then I encountered a 3D artist Chris D. Shell's work and I found it perfectly in harmony with our intentions. I started to remake all the concepts on these basis - a very difficult and extremely laborious work. I really love Robotech and I admire its creators and I want to maintain the spirit of the series. But in the same time I wish to offer a new vision, that has its own artistic value. I hope I managed, at least a little... "

We also have a few Marco Turini's work in progress and early character sketches to share!

robotech concept art

robotech concept art 2

"This newer, more mature take on Robotech by Titan Comics will most certainly be as universally embraced and loved as the original series, and for good reason. The same themes – shared humanity, beautifully human characters, emotionally charged human travails and relationships – will once again thrill lovers of Robotech and certainly bring many new Robotech fans into the fold!" - Greg Finley, the voice of Gloval in the original animated series.

Robotech Volume 1: Countdown is available now! Written by Brian Wood (Star Wars, Briggs Land, X-Men), with art from Marco Turini (Assassin’s Creed) and colorist Marco Lesko, Robotech returns with a thrilling new tale that’s perfectly accessible to new fans, as well as providing a deeper layer of twists for old-school protoculture addicts! With a shift in the Robotech timeline, nothing will play out as you expect in this new critically acclaimed comic book adventure from Titan Comics.

Titan Comics proudly presents a bold new vision for the classic Robotech saga!

A mysterious ship crashes on a remote island... 10 years later, the ship’s ‘Robotechnology’ has helped humanity advance its own tech. But danger looms from the skies and an epic adventure is set to begin...

Written by Brian Wood (Star Wars, Briggs Land, X-Men) with stunning art by Marco Turini (Heavy Metal, Assassin’s Creed), and a special introduction by Greg Finley who voiced Gloval in the original animated series.

Writer: Brian Wood
Artist: Marco Turini
Colorist: Marco Lesko
Cover Artist: Stanley ‘Artgerm’ Lau
Publisher: Titan Comics
Trade Paperback, 112pp
On sale: 2/13/2018
ISBN: 9781785859137
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