|Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) concept art by Ryan Meinerding|
One of the biggest surprises in Guardians of the Galaxy was the cameo of Howard the Duck in the end-credits. Howard the Duck is a comic book character created by writer Steve Gerber and artist Val Mayerik who first appeared in Adventure into Fear #19 (1973). It wasn't originally supposed to be in the movie at all and the design happened very quickly. The man they turned to to redesign the iconic character in just two days was Ryan Meinerding.
Meinerding is a conceptual artist and Visual Development Supervisor for Marvel Studios who's worked on major films like Captain America: The First Avenger, Thor and Iron Man and he shared some early concept art on his Facebook page.
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