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Dane Hallett and Matt Hatton's Alien Covenant: David's Drawings book now available!

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Written by Chris21,175 Reads4 Comments2018-09-06 14:30:02

We're a little late announcing this one, but we're beyond thrilled to share that Dane Hallet and Matt Hatton's artbook Alien: Covenant - David's Drawings is now available for purchase! As the title suggests this book contains over 200 of David's illustrations - showcasing and articulating his rampant madness! Fans can snag a copy themselves through Amazon!

Website Birth Movies Death also caught up with Dane and Matt to discuss the book, below are some excerpts from the interview:

Did you create any of your own "David mythology" while creating these images? Any backstory that wasn't provided for you?

Dane: David's actions, as described in the script, gave us an excellent understanding of his psyche, so that was a great jumping off point. But Matt and I are both so heavily steeped in the themes of the Alien universe that it didn't take long before we were entrusted to pretty much represent the character of David in all forms beyond his physical appearance. The illustrations and accompanying text were allowed to evolve at our discretion, which means that I personally consider every drawing and notation a part of Davids mythology. Specifically, I would make artistic choices while thinking of him as a character who was capable of true love in the way that a calculated serial killer might believe that they too 'truly love' their victims, as such, there are quite a few deformed (post experimented on) engineers in my catalog.  

Matt: Yep. As above, getting into the character’s sociopathy meant thinking of what he might have been up to. I popped in little stories about the plant that looked a little like a native spider and implications of narrow escapes from those spiders, undersea journeys and so on.

What makes this set a must-own forAlien fans?

Dane: Being a part of the very same fan community that obsesses over every little detail within the mysterious world of the Xenomorph, I know that even the tiniest morsel of text or visual information contained therein is laden with both Matt and my very best efforts to honor a legacy that has shaped so much of our love of design and cinema as a whole. Our affection goes beyond a professional one, and personally, I hope that the passion translates as such. 

Matt: Boy that’s a hard one - maybe just that Dane and I both grew up on Alienand as lifelong fans we put heart and soul into doing our best on these images, and tried to live up to the legacy. And it’s great to see them put down in book form. All I can say is that as fans this is the sort of thing we’d love to sink our teeth into, even if we’d had nothing to do with it!

Alien Covenant: David's Drawings is produced by Titan Books. Have you ordered your copy yet? Let us know in the comments!

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4 Comments

BigDave

MemberDeaconSep-06-2018 4:02 PM

This is definitely on my Shopping List for Xmas ;)

Chris

AdminEngineerSep-06-2018 5:11 PM

Same! Covenant debuted only a tiny fraction of the remarkable work Matt and Dane provided. A truly awesome addition to any fan's collection. Will be great to see what other references and theories we can muster from its contents!

Lone

MemberPraetorianSep-07-2018 3:19 AM

You said it Chris!

My pre-order is set to arrive today...the anticipation is killing me!

Jonesy

MemberFacehuggerSep-07-2018 10:44 AM

Love the packaging. :D But wish the price could be a little bit lower

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