Great job illustrating the fight scenes in Zero Killer. Some of the moves employed by the protagonist look to me like they were based on kali/escrima techniques (i.e., the martial art used by Matt Damon in the "Bourne Identity" movie). Am I onto something there or was it just coincidence?
Thanks, the majority of the fight scenes were very clearly described by Arvid, he even ended up laying out a page in #5 (page 21). I'm a lover, not a fighter.
Isn't Matt just "the bomb"? I love the fight scenes in Zero Killer.We actually choreographed the fights, the ones in the first few issues, anyway, on top of my apartment building in Queens in 100+ degree / 95 percent humidity weather in Queens. What fun!The unarmed fights are all based on Kempo, a style I studied for a very loooong time. And yes! The knife fights are based on Arnis, something I've dabbled in a bit. It's similar to Escrima, or so I'm told -- paired machete/rattan cane fighting.Interesting bit of trivia -- Matty C. looks just an MMA fighter named Josh Burkman.http://www.aroundtheoctagon.com/?p=2532What hunks!
Well, regardless of who planned the scenes, they were very clear and easy to follow. The scenes looked like something you would see in a real fight (or a fight stylized for film/TV, at least), as opposed to the "suspended in mid-air while throwing a flying punch" stuff that's so common in a lot of action-oriented comic book art. Are there any plans to continue Zero Killer's story?
@ ArvidCool. Love reading about behind-the-scenes stuff when it comes to creators' personal projects.And yeah, I was specifically thinking of the scene where Zero intercepts Southpaw`s knife attack and breaks his hand with his fist. It`s a classic kali/escrima/arnis move, IIRC (studied Remy Presas' Modern Arnis system when I was younger).
Remy Presas! I know that name. I did an intense weekend seminar on Arnis. I don't remember the instructor's name, but he was a terrific human being.You inspired me -- I did a whole post on arvidland about the reference photos for Zero Killer. Come on by and check it out if you're interested.
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