The Witcher 3 Fanart Gives Geralt a Wonderful Comic Book-Style Makeover
Marvel artist Patrick Brown turns are beloved Geralt of Rivia from The Witcher 3 into a comic book character and I'm living for it.
Yesterday we saw that a prequel to the incredibly good Netflix TV show The Witcher will be coming our way. The Witcher: Blood Origin will be set 1200 years before Geralt of Rivia, and will feature a chaotic world filled with monsters, men, and elves that will explore how the first Witcher developed. The TV series was one of Netflix’s biggest first seasons ever with over 76 million households tuning in to watch (even if it was solely to watch Henry Cavill in that bathtub scene. I mean, who would do that? Not me.). As much as I can’t wait to see the prequel and the second season to The Witcher, these fanmade images have made me excited for more comic-book versions of the fantasy title.
In Poland from 1993-1995, 6 issues of The Witcher comic books, which are based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s Witcher short stories, were published and then in 2001, the graphic novels were collected in 2 hardcover volumes. Dark Horse Comics, an American comic book and manga publisher, picked the series up from 2015 to 2016 that consisted of four comics written by Paul Tobin and illustrated by Joe Querio. While the first storyline, House of Glass, is an original story, the second one, Fox Children, is an adaptation of one of the chapters of Andrzej Sapkowski’s Season of Storms novel. However, going by these drawings by Patrick Brown, I think we could very well do with seeing even more comic book versions of Geralt of Rivia.
Patrick Brown, an Australian artist living in Tasmania, works for Marvel and in his spare time loves nothing more than getting stuck into some fan art of his favorite video game, movie, and TV characters over the last 10 years. As we can see from his Witcher sketches, Geralt is certainly up there when he decides to do some fanart. Previously, we highlighted Patrick’s work when he took on our most beloved gaming characters and threw them all together in one big pool party at Michael’s house from Grand Theft Auto V. Patrick turned around his hobby into a career and learned how to use his art digitally using Photoshop when he went to college.
“I have always been greatly inspired by many things, from games to movies and even TV series. If I like something I draw it. Most people call me a fan artist, but I like to think of it as giving me a reason to draw something so I can improve myself for better things.” Patrick continues “I love what I do, I always have. Without my fans I am nothing, so thank you to everyone who enjoys my work.”
Patrick also has a Patreon site that grants membership for as little as $1 that allows you to have access to exclusive content, updates on work in progress, and interaction with Patrick himself. If learning how to draw is a passion of yours, Patrick teaches online art classes too that will take you through the entire art process, from sketches to inks and final colors. You can check out Patrick’s wonderfully colorfully and artistic portfolio here where he captures the likes of Ellie from The Last of Us Part 2, Kratos from God of War, Batman, Nathan Drake from the Uncharted series and many more. While you are there, it’s well worth your time taking a peek at his official Marvel artwork, too.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt celebrated its 5-year anniversary a few months ago so, naturally, I took to my keyboard to type out why I still love it so much to this very day. If you have a few minutes, you can check that out right here. For all things monsters and mythology from The Witcher Netflix show, take a look at this guide that goes into great detail about the lore of the monsters that Geralt encounters.
If you wish, be sure to check out our own review for the Netflix series The Witcher here. If gaming is more your style, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is available now on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.