My very first scribbles of concept. Most of these ideas actually stayed in the final.
Early on I started gathering and creating elements not quite show how I would use them. I did quite favour the halftone and wrinkled look right from the beginning borrowing from a faux show open I had done for a television series a few years earlier.
I had decided the main character should be featured in a weathered dossier. I began creating elements practically, scanning them and effecting them further.
Can't remember where I found this typeface but thought it gave the Communist bloc style I was looking for. I worked further with it, colouring it, wrinkling it and giving it an overall distress.
Once I had decided Pygmy was actually going to do some martial arts he needed victims. I incorporated the halftone again with digital blood.
I thought it would be a bit comical that our anti-hero who is a ruthless savage has personal stationary.