The Looper Projects

Emergence: Galactic

Director Eric Edwards was inspired by the comic book illustrations of Alexis Ziritt and Jack Kirby for the Galactic execution in The Looper Projects series.

Illustration | Animation | Editorial | Color Correction

Ground control to Major Tom

Director: Eric Edwards
Design: Eric Edwards
Illustration: Eric Edwards, Lena Lee
Animation: Eric Edwards, Ben Strickland
Color: Eric Edwards

The Process

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are all looking at the beginning of a long dark tunnel, but it is a tunnel and we will eventually come out the other side. The landscape will be different but we will emerge once again. We have seen leaders attempt to guide their nations, states, and cities through this experience with wildly varying levels of success. Some are spinning false hope or making light of the issue ignoring the pain this is causing. Others are recognizing how bad it is while encouraging the population to remain vigilant to the cause and not losing sight of their hope in the future. In the spirit of the latter, we want to focus on our emergence from the tunnel in our not so distant future.

Our theme for the next 6 months is “Emergence”. This can be literally about recovery from COVID, it could be about a butterfly escaping their cocoon. It can be done cinematically or with iconography, graphic shapes, shadow puppets, marmots or whatever the artist chooses.

Inspired by his love of comic book illustrators and a dose of Heavy Metal, Eric developed a galactic story of our celebrated hero leaving the clutches of the earth only to cycle back into its confines by way of a brutal ending.

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