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Recent work #4

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The making of a graphic… about the making of a movie… that’s a remake of a cartoon… that’s a retelling of a Shakespeare tragedy…

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When I discovered that a new version of the 1994 Disney smash hit The Lion King (itself heavily influenced by Hamlet and maybe the Bible) had been remade in a fantastically futuristic fashion, I rather stupidly thought it ought to be explained in an infographic!


There are a few excellent articles online covering how the new movie was created with CGI and filmed in VR. The ones I reference are from Wired, Entertainment Weekly and IGN. Some are about 3,000 words long – a long read. I'm sure there are other articles out there, but in my line of work I don't really have the luxury of heaps of time – things need to move ahead apace.

I have to get drawing ASAP.

For production reasons, my graphic needs to fill a space occupying 163mm wide x about 200mm deep (no luxurious double-page spreads for me these days) – but crucially, it must still tell the same story as a 3,000-word article. This is not an easy task. To be honest, I don't really have a clue how to do this graphic, I jus…