Noah’s art

High-wa­ter mark How Niko Hen­ri­chon brought Aronof­sky’s Noah to life

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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.

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