I’m sucker for a well made fan animation; be it Wolverine Vs The Hand, The Walking Dead Opening Titles or Evil Dead: An Animated Tribute. However, whilst my appreciation of these ‘unofficial’ tributes usually evaluates them from the informed perspective of a fellow fan, Adam Condal’s trailer for Cullen Bunn & Brian Hurtt’s The Sixth Gun comic worked its magic by enthusing my interest in a series which had slipped under my radar. Passing on his addiction seems to have been Condal’s (successful) goal:
The Sixth Gun is an ongoing comic book series that takes place shortly after the civil war. It’s a compilation of a few genres – at its core, it’s a western – but is infused with some sci-fi and horror elements as well. The artwork is fantastic and the story is badass – I was reading it on the Comixology app for iPad – it’s really cool, you kinda scroll through the comic frame by frame and it animates all the transitions in between.
I thought it would be fun to create a trailer for the series in that vein. And it was. Nice little side project.