Last year during the end run of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season one Marvel brought us the Art of Level 7 series of limited edition prints. Each print was done by a different comic book artist and corresponded with the S.H.I.E.L.D. episode that aired that week. To mark the return of S.H.I.E.L.D. season two, Marvel has announced a second wave to their print series entitled, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Art of Evolution
To start things off, the print for episode eleven ‘Aftershocks’ is this epic piece by X-Force artist Gabriele Dell’Otto.
Executive Producer Jeff Bell spoke to Entertainment Weekly on Raina’s representation in the print.
Speaking of Raina in this piece – when you were asking people to create the art, did you give them specific direction about what was happening to the character so that they could work off of that information? Or is something like this more open to interpretation in terms of what Raina could become? – EW
I would say for this, it’s not without base and some fact. It’s representative, and it’s his interpretation of certain things, and I think certain things here are quite different than how she’ll look. But I think it’s also hinting at the transformation. So when we approach them, we say, “we think this is interesting because of this or this.” This episode is the aftermath of Skye becoming a superhero, and maybe we’ll show them the script or let them watch the episode and let them respond to it emotionally and see what’s interesting to them. And then we have a conversation with them about how we’d like to portray that, and then we try to lean into the strengths that they have. Some are more graphic, some are more character based, some are more composite, and some are cleaner. And that’s one of the things we really look forward to each week, getting the initial sketches back from the artists and seeing their interpretation. It’s really fun to see how each one is unique and different, and we hope fans want to collect all of them—I know I do! – Jeff Bell
This week’s ‘Aftershocks’ print will be available for purchase on Marvel’s website on Friday, February 27 at 12:30 a.m. PT/3:30am ET and will retail for $49.99 plus shipping. Stay tuned next week for when the next print will be revealed for episode twelve ‘Who You Really Are’.
Source: Entertainment Weekly