Making his debut in “Across the Spider-Verse” as Gwen Stacy’s friend and possible love interest, Hobie Brown made his first comic book appearance in “Amazing Spider-Man” (Vol. 3) #10 in November. 2014 before getting his first solo story in 2015’s “Spider-Verse” #2. He’s been part of various Spidey stories since then, but the character’s arrival in Sony’s latest Spider-Man effort goes without a doubt. doubt increase his popularity tenfold, especially since he looks so cool.
Basically a punk show flier brought to life, Spider-Punk’s uniqueness in “Across the Spider-Verse” is represented by his ever-changing appearance. While Gwen, Miles and even the new Indian Spider-Man all have a cohesive look, Spider-Punk’s form continually transforms, not only conveying his restless anti-establishment energy, but allowing the animators to combine decades of punk culture into a single manifestation, challenging their own skills in the process.
Talk to Discuss the movie, directors Justin K. Thompson, Joaquim Dos Santos and Kemp Powers explained their approach to animating Hobie Brown, with Thompson explaining that they wanted the character’s animation style to represent the “rejection of norms, of authority and traditional ideas” by punk rock. This involved trying many “crazy experiments” that mimicked the style of “punk rock zines and punk rock posters”, which, according to Thompson, are “hand cut, glued, drawn, glued together, then also photocopied” .
But the director’s vision for Spider-Punk went beyond a hollow punk-style pastiche, with the trio developing new tools to give Hobie the chaotic energy they were looking for.