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31 Days of DEATH WALKS THE STREETS - Day 12: There were plenty of weird occurrences when it came to the development of the DWTS project, and while they may have appeared strange from an outsider's perspective (we drew the ire of some other independent filmmakers along the way), from my seat it was even more overwhelmingly bizarre. How about getting nominated for awards based on a movie that hadn't even been shot yet? It happened... twice. While I'll discuss the second instance shortly, how did DEATH WALKS THE STREETS get nominated for an EMMY Award? One word: MySpace.

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31 Days of DEATH WALKS THE STREETS - Day 11: When crafting the Halloween issue of the DWTS comic book, we worked in a lot of influences, most of which are rooted in why DWTS exists in the first place - a love of movies. In the Vetala Theatre scene, we featured it decorated for a major Halloween bash (one I will show in more detail later this month), and we hoped to capture a little of that "magic of the movies" - even just the vibe of being in a grand old theatre, with this moment right here, when Danielle first gets a glimpse inside the main auditorium, where a band would soon play, followed by some movies...

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31 Days of DEATH WALKS THE STREETS - Day 10: You could say that "multi-tasking" was an understatement for some members of the DWTS development team, and there may be no better example than the work put in by designer Gregory Hill. While I've already shared some of his set designs here, Greg had also been working on ideas for the costume design of what should've been the first DEATH WALKS THE STREETS film, had it lensed as scheduled somewhere between 2005-2007. Actor/Musician Christian Kane, then fresh from the BUFFY spin-off ANGEL (he's since starred in LEVERAGE and soon will be seen in THE LIBRARIANS), had been cast in the lead role of Michael Labou, and you can see some of that influence in the designs I'm sharing below...

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31 Days of DEATH WALKS THE STREETS - Day 9: In making DWTS, there was never any "throwaway art," as some prime examples of "cool" seemingly came from out of nowhere. A prime example is this sketch of Danielle and Michael that artist Guilherme Balbi (PREDATORS, SUPERBOY) banged-out during the process of development. While it was never used officially, the black-and-white image remains one of my favorite representations of the characters, even though less-refined than what their appearance would eventually become...

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31 Days of DEATH WALKS THE STREETS - Day 8: As has often been said, the Devil is in the details. I'm picky when it comes to my own creations, and the colors of DWTS were no exception, like this page from  DEATH WALKS THE STREETS #0. As Abaddon towered above the streets of New Marshall, flanked by two of his Locust-demon "Shadows," the color by the excellent Java Tartaglia (FANTASTIC FOUR, SUPERBOY) wasn't quite right at first... for me. Below you can see a before-and-after about how subtle differences make an impact...

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31 Days of DEATH WALKS THE STREETS - Day 7: Drawing from the movies that inspired us, a few homages made their way into the DWTS screenplays and comics. Once of the most notable and obvious came within the pages of DEATH WALKS THE STREETS #0, a little nod to Fred Dekker's 1987 film, THE MONSTER SQUAD when Danielle and Michael came across a very angry Werewolf...

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