High-water mark How Niko Henrichon brought Aronofsky’s Noah to life
Noah is the comic adaptation of an early script written by Darren Aronofsky and Ari Handel for their movie of the same name.
When work began more than four years ago, the artist Niko Henrichon was unsure if the movie would ever be made. So he decided to put his own stamp on the story.
“Comics and movies being two different means of expression,” Niko says, “we had to adapt the script a little bit, to make the story fit the comic book format.”
The Canadian comic book artist has previously worked on titles including New X-Men, Sandman and Spider-Man, and contributes covers for DC and Marvel staples such as Fantastic Four and X-Men.
Noah presented its own very specific art challenges, but the end products make for interesting reading, especially when compared to the film. “There are some really hard scenes in there. It’s compelling for those really into storytelling. Noah is out in cinemas now, and those who want to delve a little deeper into movie making will find the graphic novel very interesting. Specifically, how a script can evolve in two different projects, with similarities and differences.”
Visit www.nikohenrichon.com to see more of Niko’s work. Noah, the graphic novel and movie, are out now.
The graphic novel of Noah may be based on an early draft of the movie’s script, but the story was modified to fit in with the comic book idiom.