Superhero movies are certainly nothing new, but director Josh Trank and screenwriter Max Landis are taking a different approach to the genre. Described by some as “Paranormal Activity meets superpowers,” the “found footage” film Chronicle follows three high school friends who gain superhuman powers only to find their lives spinning out of control.
In anticipation of Chronicle‘s limited release on Feb. 3, the filmmakers asked several artists to interpret the movie’s central question: What would you do if you had superpowers?
Artist Keron Grant (Iron Man, Fantastic Four) was one of those asked, and he shared one of his illustrations exclusively with ROBOT 6. Titled “Heist,” it came about from Grant dreaming up a bank robbery if he had those powers. “Wonder what that says about me?” he said with a laugh.
Grant created several illustrations for Chronicle that will be released shortly, adding they will be “a bit more noble.” Some of the other commissioned art also cropped up recently on Bleeding Cool.
Check out Grant’s “Heist,” and the film’s trailer, below.
Artist Keron Grant burst onto the comics scene in the late 90s, but really came into focus at Marvel a few years later with his work on Fantastic Four, Iron Man and a stand-alone issue of Grant Morrison’s New X-Men run. After a run on the DC series Son of Vulcan in 2005 however, Grant largely dropped off the comic map. Since then he’s become an illustrator and an artist outside comics, doing T-shirts, giclee prints and books. He’s had success in that field, but for alot of comic fans who don’t travel in that circle he’s dropped off the map.
But he’s out to change that.
Grant is collecting some of his most popular pieces from the past year into a limited edition art book. Measuring nine inches square and clocking in at 70 pages, Grant’s book is available directly through the artist for $35 by emailing him at Keron@KeronGrant.net. If you’ve forgotten how good he is, he’s given us a sample of what’s inside the book.
DC Comics has revealed the release date, art team and first cover for Milestone Media and cartoon star Static’s new ongoing series. Static Shock #1 by Felicia Henderson, Scott McDaniel and Jonathan Glapion will arrive in May, with a cover (above) by Keron Grant.
Static was one of the four original titles published by Milestone Media back in the 1990s, and his title ended in 1997. He made the jump to TV in the form of an animated series, Static Shock, and joined the Teen Titans shortly after the Milestone characters were merged into the DC Universe in 2008.