Quantum Enigma Concept Art


This is how it all begins. It all starts with an idea and then a series of sketches. From here it is developed into real world practical effects and props utilizing a range of creative processes. This process has taken almost as much time to create as the actual comic book.


These are concept sketches for the bridge dome of the mothership.


Here is some side detail concept art for the landing bay and engine intake for the mothership.



This little robot is an all terrain exploratory unit for QE.


This suit looks like its part "The Martian" space suit and "Prometheus" from the Alien franchise.


Here is the reverse shot where you can see the backpack detail.


A closer look at the helmet even before we've seen the finished product.


Here's a better look at the exploratory robot that will be used in the book and short film.


Here are some very cool concept illustrations and the prop design of the alien blaster seen in the QE teaser for the upcoming Quantum Enigma comic book release. Linder started off with some basic outline illustrations based on a movie weapon used in G. I. Joe and later released as a toy blaster from Hasbro. Further down you can this page, we have included a photo of it of the basic toy before the heavy modifications.



The total amount of work required to create something like this is amazing. There are several designs here that we would love to see come to life.


These all look pretty cool, but in the end I guess you can only pick one.


This is a little graphic design work for an H.U.D. that will be used in the comic book released later this year.


After a series of sketches this little critter was turned into a moving, walking creature. We will add video here soon so you can see the little guy move. There will also be a build log available soon.


More robots inspired by living creatures.


Here we've got new images of Linder's robot companion known as G.R.I.F.O.N. 1.


Android hand with inner workings.


Another working robot in Quantum Enigma.


L.E.G.S. 1, robot designs.


Space shuttle designs.


Multiple space shuttle designs.

Prepare for the launch of Quantum Enigma in 2020!


These sketches are early design concepts for the G.R.I.F.O.N. 1. (Geological Research Instrument for Foraging and Observation in Nature) robot design that is used in the comic and in the short film.


Above are full mech-head designs with multiple sensors and cameras used for collecting different types of exploration data in the field and on alien planets.


Here are a variety of different styles of mech-heads drawn in a traditional style here. Linder does use computer illustration as well as traditional in his work, but most of his early concepts are pencil and paper. The robot is supposed to be an exploration robot similar to a NASA rover or moon explorer. This is not a war robot that we see so much of today.


The upper torso is more humanoid like while the bottom section of the robot is on tracks.


These interesting high-tech track covers for the robot give it a futuristic look, not like a typical tank or tractor tread.


Here are some sketches of of various side panels that will be utilized on the robot.


Several different types of mechanical part designs that will be used for both the comic book and the actual practical prop.


Here are the early rough concept sketches for the astronaut helmet in the Quantum Enigma comic book and the live action trailer. Linder says that his inspiration comes from real NASA based suits, the film Prometheus and the Martian.


The ideas here are mostly real space based designs for space travel, nothing to futuristic or far away. Linder says, "looking at many NASA designed space suits over the years, I tried to create something that would look modern, real and functional." 


Here is just an early rough quick sketch idea of the shuttle design in the book.


Concept art for multiple objects and some tech in the story. It's difficult to understand how this all fits together without knowing what the story is about but it is a peak in.




Here are a series of rough mech sketches, robot parts, and silhouettes for the initial design of his character G.R.I.F.O.N. 1. (Geological Research Instrument for Foraging and Observation in Nature)



Let the full on sci-fi begin! Here are some very early rough concept sketches for the mothership scale model that will be used for the Quantum Enigma trailer and short film. 

We'll add more soon, check back for updates.



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Quantum Enigma Live Action Trailer and Comic Book


Quantum Enigma live action trailer is in the works that will coincide with the release of the book and an art exhibit to showcase the props used for this film in 2020. We'll post new updates soon. Below are some behind the scenes shots taken during the making of the QE live action trailer. If you want to catch up, here are the storyboards, practical effects and props and all of the concept art.


Something strange is happening here.


Here are a couple of shots taken in a large field in upstate New York. 


Another walking shot with robots in the background.


Here, we were working out some lighting and special effects at night.


A little closer shot of the Non-Nasa suit.


A full costume shot at night.


Ed is setting up a shot for an encounter, beware black flies.


Here are some test shots of G.R.I.F.O.N. 1 Robot in the woods.


Here we are doing a quick battery change before another shot.


This is a shot of our makeshift green screen.


This is the beginning of a set being created for another scene.


You can never have too many supplies when going on a shoot.



Here is the top view of the shuttle craft prop used in Quantum Enigma. We'll post more detailed images of this space junker down the road. If you still want more, check out our props and practical effects.


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Quantum Enigma Trailer UPDATE!


UPDATE: The trailer is currently being edited, but you can check out the teaser for Quantum Enigma now.




We are currently working on a live action trailer for the new Quantum Enigma comic book. The release of the book is slated for 2020. Check back for more info soon.





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Interview With QE Creator


Below is an excerpt from an author interview with Linder about his book Grasspeople at Amid the Imaginary.

It was my pleasure to interview Allan Linder, author of “Grasspeople”, a vibrant fantasy graphic novel, both in its illustrations and its story. ~ Amid The Imaginary

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

I am a 4th generation artist in my family and I’m very fortunate that they were always encouraging me to pursue my talents. I won my first drawing contest at age 5 and an art scholarship at 17. After that, I started working for Disney, WB, Sony, and many others as a freelance artist over the past 20 years. I primarily worked in animation character design and storyboards for film and television. Sequential art has always been in my life as a way to escape. I feel like it’s one of the few methods of visual story telling that only requires imagination, pencil and paper. You don’t need to have a big budget to develop an idea.



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