DECOMPRESSED 014: STEVE SANDERS ON WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN 20

Hullo! This week on Decompressed I’m joined by Steven Sanders (Twitter). He’s different. He’s a drawing man. For the first time, we’re talking about the drawing! Specifically, about how he approached Jason Aaron’s script for WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN 20. We talk about paneling, character design, how to make hand cannons more awesome, integrating bits of manga he loves into American superhero comics, comedy and more. You can buy it from your local comic-shop, or digitally.

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It sure is.

AND STUDY AIDS!

Here’s the face-expression book we mention.

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Steve’s un-used design:

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Page 11, Panels 1, 2 and 3

Steve’s Silver Samurai Redesign

(More here)
(And here’s his sinister-not-UNIT-we-talk-about)

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And here’s the panel from SWORD we talk about, showing a related effect…

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Page 18, Panels 1, 2 and 3

Page 19, Panel Not Jason Aaron

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Our theme tune? Los Campesinos’ We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed.

Woah, that unused shark girl looks amazing. Such a shame they didn’t go with that one.

Great to get an artist’s perspective, more please!