It's not often there is anything Breaking Bad related to get excited about these days, given that the show finished over a year ago now. Well except obviously it's spin-off Better Call Saul, but feels like we've been waiting forever for that. However, these nifty new Blu-ray covers that will be available soon are pretty damn cool.
British cartoonist Ralph Steadman, best known for his illustrations of Hunter S. Thompson's work, has teamed up with Vince Gilligan to make these limited edition Blu-ray cases for all six seasons of Breaking Bad. Each season has a particular character with Walter, Jesse, Gus, Mike, Hank and Saul all featuring on a cover.
Steadman told PissedOffGeek; “I watched the Breaking Bad whole series in two weeks and now suffer withdrawal symptoms. At first, I thought ‘this series is going to be all about death and desecration,’ but instead became a more complex landscape of human relationships. I hope I put something of these feelings into the portraits that I made of the characters, which were landscapes in themselves. An irony in the subject of crystal meth is how beautifully it resembles the desert sky."
While Vince Gilligan said of Steadman; “When I first floated the idea of approaching Ralph to work with us on this project, it was a bit of a pipe dream on my part. I can barely describe the combination of disbelief and giddy joy I felt when I heard he was on board to do it! Ralph is the Walter White of artists: He’s a dark genius whose output is disturbing, yet habit-forming. I am thrilled by his arrestingly bleak, visceral imaginings of our Breaking Bad characters.”
The Blu-ray box sets go on sale February 2015, but here's a sneak peak below;
Season 1 - Walter White
Season 2 - Jesse Pinkman
Season 3 - Saul Goodman
Season 4 - Gus Fring
Season 5 - Mike Ehrmantraut
Season 6 - Hank Schrader