No one really knew what they were getting into when Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later first hit screens in 2002. Teaming with Alex Garland—who has since made quite a name for himself—they created a monsterpiece that forever turned the zombie genre on its head. Twenty-eight days after the infection, Jim awakens from a coma only to find the streets of London deserted—it’s such an unsettling moment in the film knowing that something so quiet and still eventually becomes a raging bout with horror.
Artist Mike Saputo gives that very moment a nod in is striking piece for Boyle’s classic; Jim, seemingly alone in an abandoned London, walks the streets like he’s the only man left in the world. What I love about this print—other than the fact that it’s just so damn good—is the way in which he shows the infection ripping through a once vibrant city. Killer.
3 thoughts on “Art: 28 Days Later by Mike Saputo”
Nicely done! I love how both the infection and the isolation seem to go on forever…
Yes! That’s one of the reasons why I was so drawn in by this piece.