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Behind the Scenes: Ian Bertram’s Jaw-Dropping Little Bird Art

Take an Exclusive Look at Bertram's Process for His New Image Comics Series With Writer Darcy Van Poelgeest

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Darcy Van Poelgeest is an accomplished independent filmmaker whose take on ultra-nationalist violence and imperialism is sorely needed in today’s climate, but let’s not mince words: Ian Bertram is the star attraction of Little Bird. First published in France as a single volume, Little Bird has arrived on our shores as a five-issue mini-series via Image Comics.

Bertram came to the attention of many American fans via brief Batman contributions, but it was Dark Horse’s House of Penance that established him as a much-watch talent, especially when the subject matter is darkly fantastic. Little Bird follows a resistance fighter in an oppressive American Empire—sound too close to home?—but we’ll accept any excuse for more of Bertram’s horror-tinged, Otomo-esque aesthetic—which is why we’re thrilled to bring Paste readers an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Bertram’s Little Bird process art. Check that out below, and be sure to pick up last week’s Little Bird #1 if you haven’t already.


Little Bird Process Art by Ian Bertram


Little Bird Process Art by Ian Bertram


Little Bird Process Art by Ian Bertram


Little Bird Process Art by Ian Bertram & Matt Hollingsworth


Little Bird Process Art by Ian Bertram


Little Bird Process Art by Ian Bertram


Little Bird Process Art by Ian Bertram & Matt Hollingsworth


Little Bird Process Art by Ian Bertram


Little Bird Process Art by Ian Bertram


Little Bird Process Art by Ian Bertram & Matt Hollingsworth


Little Bird Process Art by Ian Bertram

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