CCI: Image Gets "United"
by Kiel Phegley, Contributing Writer
Fri, July 25th, 2008 at 4:10PM PST
Robert Kirkman: It'll be a six-issue series. It's not going to focus on individual characters in the issues. It's going to be an all-encompassing, grand, epic crossover featuring all the characters together - intermingling and working together and fighting together. It's going to have the unprecedented art team of all the Image founders minus Jim Lee, and it's going to have every creator drawing their own characters, so it's going to be a hodge podge of different art on every page where all of the Savage Dragon figures are going to be drawn by Erik Larsen and all of the Youngblood characters are going to be drawn by Rob Liefeld. Every time Spawn appears, he'll be drawn by Todd McFarlane and so on and so on. It's going to be a unique reading experience, and we're very excited about that.
In the past when people have done jam books like that, someone like George Perez will get tapped to bring the pages together visually by being the designated layout artist. Are you having someone fill that role on "Image United"?
Robert Kirkman: Each issue is going to be laid out by a different Image founder. So one of the issues will be laid out by Erik Larsen, and another will be laid out by Todd McFarlane and so on. From there the issues will go to the other founders to draw in their characters.