Surgeon X

Client: Wowbagger Productions

Surgeon X is a new comic set against the backdrop of an antibiotic apocalypse in near future London.  Its creator, Sara Kenney, used science, research and medical experts to bed her fictional sci-fi in a reality becoming all too real as time ticks on. 

A huge undertaking, we produced and directed the animation for a series of over 30 films and marketing materials in a multitude of styles.  Our Creative Director Simon also designed various posters and logos that were used within the comic as triggers to play the animations.  Working closely with Sara, Simon used many influences from Russian propaganda for the Lionheart party’s media, to Japanese hi-tech, 70’s retro infographics and even Persian art.  

The end result is a collection of dramatic films, pseudo advertising and factual info graphics.

Scroll down to see the breadth of the work involved in bringing the various factions, elements and science of this ground breaking comic to life.

Credits:  
Writer / Director:   Sara Kenney
Co-Direction: Simon Armstrong
Art / Design / Storyboarding: Simon Armstrong
Animation Production: ticktockrobot
Audio Poduction: Wowbagger Productions

 


 

  • Storyboarding
  • Design
  • Animation
  • Poster Design / Illustration
  • Graphic Design / Logo Design
  • Social Media Asset Creation

DESIGNING THE LIONHEART PARTY

The dominating political party in the story has close ties to fascist methodologies.  

The way the Lion – the figure head for the parties branding and public image – was
posed an pictured was conceived to evoke that of 1920’s and 30’s German and
Russian propaganda.  Hence the stark angles and an elevated position over the
viewer – a position that evokes both leadership but also dominance. 

The Lions colours helped to try and soften the beats and create a party that could
have conceivably been voted in.  A red mane for strength [ but also a nod to the
parties dangerous undertones ] and a clean white body to symbolise the ‘clean slate’
the parties tag line suggested – ‘make Britain great again!’

Simon Armstrong - Co-Director and Lead Designer

Tan Yunxian: VR Surgery Poster

Tan Yunxian: VR Surgery Poster

A poster designed for a Psuedo product that was incorporated into the comic and - on the interactive app version of the comic - acted as a button to play the animation.

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Tan Yunxian VR Surgery Animation

Tan Yunxian VR Surgery Animation

Tan Yunxian VR Surgery Animation

Tan Yunxian VR Surgery Animation

Tan Yunxian VR Surgery Animation

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Tan Yunxian VR Surgery Animation

The Resurgence Call To Action Poster

The Resurgence Call To Action Poster

The Resurgence PCI Score Animation

The Resurgence PCI Score Animation

The Resurgence PCI Score Animation

The Resurgence PCI Score Animation

The Resurgence Call To Action Animation

The Resurgence Call To Action Animation

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Dragon Diagnostics Poster

Dragon Diagnostics Poster

A poster designed for a Psuedo company / product that was incorporated into the comic and - on the interactive app version of the comic - acted as a button to play the animation.

Dragon Diagnostics NewScientist Poster

Dragon Diagnostics NewScientist Poster

A poster designed for a Psuedo company advertising a new job role.

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Dragon Diagnostics Animation

Bactoboom! Poster

Bactoboom! Poster

A poster designed for a Pseudo company / product that was incorporated into the comic and - on the interactive app version of the comic - acted as a button to play the animation.

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Bactoboom! Animation

A poster designed for a Pseudo company / product.

Bactoboom! Animation

Bactoboom! Animation

A poster designed for a Pseudo company / product.

Holorug Poster

Holorug Poster

A psoter hidden in the comic that launches a Peudo commercial

Holorug Animation

Holorug Animation

Holorug Animation

Holorug Animation

A poster designed for a Pseudo company / product.

Holorug Animation

Holorug Animation

A poster designed for a Pseudo company / product.

Apollo Hospital Advert

Apollo Hospital Advert

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Apollo Hospital: Neuromarketing

Apollo Hospital: Neuromarketing

A poster designed for a pseudo Hospital and it's Neuromarketing services - the choice is no longer yours....

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Gonorrhea Animation

Gonorrhea Animation

Gonorrhea Animation

A stylised animation that discusses a possible future without antibiotics and the risk a disease such as Gonorrhea poses.

Gonorrhea Animation

Gonorrhea Animation

The Plague Info-Animation

The Plague Info-Animation

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The Plague Info-Animation

Sourcing New Antibiotics Poster

Sourcing New Antibiotics Poster

A poster designed for an info-graphic that takes inspiration from old school books.

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Antibiotic Timeline Animation

Antibiotic Timeline Animation

A still from an info-graphic about the history of Antibiotics.

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