Fortunately for Ironhead, there are now plenty of venues through which fans of their work can give them the credit they deserve: conventions. After Superman v. Batman, Fernandez decided to take his underappreciated show on the road, and he isn’t shy about why. To prove to how much studios undervalue his work, he even showcases rejected designs that he thinks are way better than what they settled for. So if you ever want to see a Doomsday that doesn’t look like a rejected mascot for a Halloween-themed breakfast cereal, Fernandez is your guy.
Ironhead StudioThen again, he is still the man responsible for giving the Batsuit nipples.
The Alien Movies Keep “Forgetting” To Credit The Guy Who Designed The Aliens
Alien‘s xenomorph was a fresh, wholly unique nightmare, in that they didn’t copy it from an old legend or put a hockey mask on a regular dude. The genius madman who gave chest-birth to this abomination was H.R. Giger, one of the greatest conceptual artists of the 20th century — or if you ask 20th Century Fox, some gofer who occasionally pitched in some ideas.
After not being invited to work on Aliens (James Cameron was scared of Giger putting even more of his freaky-deaky stamp on his fictional universe), Giger was delighted when Fox pleadingly approached him to start work immediately on David Fincher’s Alien 3. What he didn’t know was that Fox had made the same promises to another bunch of artists. Tom Woodruff Jr. and Alec Gillis, Fincher’s on-set creature effects team, had their own ideas for the new batch of aliens. So while Giger was working diligently on a project he thought he was in control of, going so far as to build a life-sized alien in his basement for Fincher to replicate, Woodruff and Gillis were treating his work as nothing more than suggestions.
20th Century FoxDoes Giger sound like a man who would build this in his basement just because? OK, don’t answer that.