Read the Orcs Must Die! Prequel Comic
Download the Orcs Must Die! Prequel Comic
Dying to know more about the Orcs Must Die! universe? If so, then check out this original prequel comic created by Robot Entertainment. This single-issue special comic tells the back story of the world and characters featured in Orcs Must Die! Click on the cover below to download the comic in PDF format:
Orcs Must Die! Issue #0 was created entirely in-house at Robot Entertainment. The comic was written by David Leary, lead designer on Orcs Must Die!, and Justin Korthof, the Robot Entertainment Community Manager. The cover and interior art was drawn by Bart Tiongson, one of Robot Entertainment's concept artists. For readers of our blog, Bart took some time to break down how he created the cover.
Making the Cover
by Bart Tiongson
Before deciding on the layout, composition, subject etc. for the cover of the comic book I first sketched out various thumbnails. I kept these very loose and didn’t pay a lot of attention to the details. I was just trying to get a feel for something that I thought would work well for the front of the book. Here are a few examples. In #1 I went with a basic heroic stance. Generic, safe, it was fairly vanilla. In 1B, I decided to spruce that same image up a bit by adding some graphic elements around the War Mage to make the image appear like a giant skull. I liked this image but I felt like it wasn’t clearly representing the mood of Orcs Must Die. I also realized that the cover could potentially be a “wrap around” image so that the picture would continue onto the back cover of the comic book. In images 2 and 3 I went with some ideas that catered to this idea more specifically.