With such an iconic character, we wanted to be sure we hired an artist who could meet the challenge. Francesco Francavilla’s work on these is a true testament to a lifelong love of the giant ape and we couldn’t be happier with the final result. He really stepped up and delivered on the brief, rendering a hirsute majesty breaking through the clouds like a god.
"I can safely say I am a life time fan of KING KONG. When I was offered the opportunity to draw the big ape on a poster for this new, badass edition, it really was a no brainer. We really wanted to play on the majesty, the gigantic size of Kong, so after a couple of layouts, I came up with him looming, reaching over the island - a little nod to the classic image of King King looming over NYC skyline. It helped that the movie has so much great visuals that I tried to implement in the layout." - Francesco Francavilla