Astro Boy and the God of Comics is an original theatrical piece by director/devisor Natsu Onoda-Power. It had its debut at Studio Theatre in Washington DC in 2012 and a subsequent production at Company One Theatre in Boston in 2014. The story is a blend of Astro Boy creator and famed cartoonist Osamu Tezuka‘s life and fictionalized scenes about technology, Japanese history, and Astro Boy himself. The logo used in the show incorporated Astro Boy’s iconic head shape as well as Tezuka’s equally iconic beret. The logo has been animated by Onoda-Power and projections designer Jared Mezzocchi, and also physically realized as costume patches on the jumpsuits used in the show.
I was also the assistant scenic designer for the DC production of the show, working with scenic designer Luciana Stecconi to actualize her unique larger-than-life multi-layered television stage concept.
earlier concepts and drafts (in order)
(Photos by Liza Voll)