Manga Authors Blast Off With Rocketman Movie Posters

Yuki Kodama and Inio Asano weigh in with their visions of the 2019 biopic directed by Dexter Fletcher

A side-by-side comparison of the Rocketman movie posters designed by Yuki Kodama and Inio Asano, respectively.

 

If you've ever wondered what world-famous singer Elton John looks like in manga form, then wonder no longer, because two critically acclaimed manga authors - Yuki Kodama (Apollon on the Slope) and Inio Asano (Dead Dead Demon's Dededede Destruction) - have created illustrated movie posters for the 2019 film, Rocketman.

 

A movie poster for Rocketman illustrated by Yuki Kodama, chronicling the life of Elton John from shy schoolboy to over-the-top performer.

 

Yuki Kodama's poster (above) chronicles the life of Elton John from shy schoolboy to internationally famous performer.

 

A movie poster for Rocketman illustrated by Inio Asano, depicting Elton John performing in one of his most flamboyant stage costumes.

 

Inio Asano's poster (above), on the other hand, focuses on Elton John performing at the height of his popularity in one of his most flamboyant stage costumes.

 

Both Kodama and Asano offered their opinions on why they think Elton John's music has been a hit internationally, stating that there's a great and terrible beauty in the contrast between the performer's colorful stage presence and the inner turmoil he has struggled with behind-the-scenes. Kodama compared this contrast to a lotus flower, while Asano used a metaphor involving shadows and light revealing a greater truth.

 

 

Rocketman is directed by Dexter Fletcher and distributed by Paramount Pictures, who describe the story of the film as follows:

 

Rocketman is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years. The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John. This inspirational story - set to Elton John’s most beloved songs and performed by star Taron Egerton - tells the universally relatable story of how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture. ROCKETMAN also stars Jamie Bell as Elton’s longtime lyricist and writing partner Bernie Taupin, Richard Madden as Elton’s first manager, John Reid, and Bryce Dallas Howard as Elton’s mother Sheila Farebrother.

 

Copyright notice: (c)2018 Paramount Pictures. All rights reserved.

 

Source: Comic Natalie

 

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Paul Chapman is the host of The Greatest Movie EVER! Podcast and GME! Anime Fun Time.

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