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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Lara Croft + Jim Lee = Nerd Heaven

That's right, the gods of Nerd Yore have smiled upon us and teamed up two icons of the comic world. Recently, Gametap launched a new internet mini-series entitled "Tomb Raider: Re/Visioned" to celebrate 10 years of the Tomb Raider franchise. Each episode is a different animated version of Lara as reimagined by various artists including Peter Chung, Cully Hamner, and Louie Del Carmen.

Episode 10:"A Complicated Woman" was designed by Jim Lee and written by Christos N. Gage. We had the privilege of being asked to work with the team at Wildstorm to bring this vision to life. This was a dream come true considering we are all big fans of Jim Lee's work (especially those of us who bought multiple sealed copies of his comics in the 90's). Needless to say, our collective Ghostbot jaw hit the ground when we saw all the artwork that came from Wildstorm. Those guys can draw and Lara Croft was no exception.

Animating something in Flash that is as detailed and complicated as comic art was a unique challenge, yet I think we were blinded by the excitement of being able to work on a project with such a legend in the comic world. Hopefully there will be more opportunities like this in the future!

You can watch the full short HERE (you have to navigate around the menu a little bit to find it).

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