Lone Wolf and Cub Baby Cart Exploded Diagram!

Posted on Saturday, November 19th, 2016 at 9:20 pm

criterion_842_bd_box_430A while back I did an exploded gun diagram for Dream Life | a late coming of age.

By the by did you know I’m republishing it as an all ages webcomic on Tapastic? Catch it here! – I reconfigured that diagram for the version I used on my book, but happened the original version caught the eye of Eric, an art director at Criterion!

They are putting out a collector’s edition of the climatic series in November, and asked me to do this exploded diagram of the baby cart for them! The bulk of the illustrations are by Paul Pope! Here’s the disk art, sketches for the cover, and the box design notes.

unnamed-14-1refcart1There was a rough one done for an old fanzine, and many stills I took from the film for reference. That helped but I had to do a bit of invention too.

Like what do those guns look like beyond the barrel? I ended up basing them on an image of an old Norwegian Whale Gun! Looked like a primitive revolver that might plausibly be able to be made into a repeater.

refcart2I ended up leaving out the flap shields that we see around the upper part of the cart in WHITE HEAVEN IN HELL, it felt like it was going to get too busy and the AD agreed.

I’m not sure if they will end up using my numbering system, they used another layout for those to make more room for the art in the final package, this version was meant to function as a guide for them with the option to use it if they like.

I really enjoyed doing the research. It’s been ages since I watched those Screened three of them while working on this. Enjoyed the comics as well when they came out in english as a teen. So this is definitely another fun feather in the cap gig as a fan of genre entertainment. 🙂

I don’t think I’d want to do more rigorous technical diagrams, but more illustrations of this sort would be fun!

—————-update—————-

Artist Terry Beatty posted some shots of how the poster is integrated into the box set, in a call back to the swiss army knife of a baby cart, it’s hidden in the spine! Cool! 🙂

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