The series actress Static: Season One is known for her manga influence, and proves that Akira Toriyama’s style looks great on Virgil Hawkins.
Actor Nikolas Draper-Ivey reveals how Static look at Akira Toriyama’s manga style. The series actor in Static: First Season known for his manga influence, and proves that Virgil Hawkins ’style looks great.
Last year, Milestone returned to comics with titles included Static and Hardware with Icon and Rocket. From the lineup, Static has a distinct sense of action and style, as Nikolas Draper-Ivey honors his own creative inspirations, often quoting manga and anime. During Virgil’s adolescence, his interests were always in line with the influences of the series. As stated by Static: Season One #4’s variant cover by Draper-Ivey attached is Akira iconic poster, he wore his inspirations up his sleeve throughout the first season of the title.
Recently tweet, revealed by Nikolas Draper-Ivey what Static looks like when portrayed in the style of Akira Toriyama, pays homage to Dragon Ball Z. Virgil’s first costume was adapted from the animated series Static shock, the manga iteration is more naturally appropriate. Followers thought the same, as the tweet and the Instagram post received mixed positive feedback. Draper-Ivey wrote, “It’s no secret that manga has had an influence on my run with Static. So when I finish issue 6, I want to draw something I’ve been wanting to draw for a long time; The Milestone Character in Akira’s style. Toriyama. Because over done as it is, I haven’t seen anyone try it out with Milestone characters, so I wanted to try my hand at it. Rocket and Bulma have the same vibe and I feel like it will follow. That’s why I’m going to draw him next. Icon and Hardware soon after. Okay, back to work! ”
It’s not a secret that manga has had influence over my run on Static. So as I wrap up the 6th issue, I wanted to draw something I’ve been wanting to draw for some time now; The Milestone Characters in the style of Akira Toriyama. pic.twitter.com/wvw1TAjUYl
— Nikolas Draper-Ivey (@NikDraperIvey) January 12, 2022
According to Draper-Ivey’s tweet, this is just the beginning of the Milestone superheroes manga redesigns. Of the other titles, he has yet to illustrate Hardware, Icon, and Rocket. However, Static’s friend and superhero partner from the animated series, Gear, could also make for a cool redesign. While the Dakotaverse includes many styles of artists, a manga-stylized crossover is likely to be a hit with fans based on positive reception of Static.
Considered Draper-Ivey was reportedly involved in the announced Milestone animated film, Dragon Ball Z may have a role to play in influencing the project. Right now, fans can dream based on the artist’s character designs shared on social media. Static: First Season #5 released on Tuesday, January 25th.
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