ENTER THE SPIDER-VERSE
Patrick O’keefe’s myriad of experiences collided on Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse
“Working with the unbelievably talented team on Spider-verse was an absolute dream. I was incredibly humbled to be part of something that so many of my favourite artists were working on,” shares Patrick as we discuss his work on Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse.
For an artist as diverse as Patrick, who draws on his life across many industries, Miles Morales’ big screen outing couldn’t have been a better fit. The animated movie is a collision of styles and ideas. It’s graphic and bold.
“I was merely a spoke in the wheel, adding my own perspective,” says Patrick, who’s still working on expanding Miles Morales’ universe.
“I liked comic books growing up, but the time on Spider-verse has been a master’s degree in comic style. It’s exciting and inspiring to find new materials to draw from and I only hope we can do them justice in our homage to such an incredible art form.”
He tells us the team’s goal was to create a “love letter to the comic book” and were given scopt to express that joy in Marvel’s heroes how they wished. Freed from the usual constraints of the film industry Patrick says they were able to “put that excitement into every aspect of the film and I truly believe that can be felt by those who watch it.”