Gallery: Chris Sanders

You may recognize "Rescue Sirens" artist and co-author Chris Sanders' distinctive art style from his directorial debut, Disney's "Lilo & Stitch," which was drawn to look like Chris's personal artwork. Together with his wife, "Rescue Sirens" creator and co-author Jessica Steele-Sanders, Chris drew up the initial character designs for all five of the Miami Beach Rescue Sirens. These illustrations were featured on the front and back covers of "Rescue Sirens: The Search for the Atavist."

In 2017, Chris (with Jessica's help) began making small tweaks and revisions to the five Rescue Sirens' designs; from the beginning, Chris and Jessica have aimed to champion body positivity and diversity, and they ultimately want each character's body type to be unique. Refining the Rescue Sirens is a fun and challenging ongoing process, and 2017's updated designs represent just one step in that process — as time goes on, Chris's drawings will continue to visually distinguish each girl from the others.

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Here are the original "Rescue Sirens" character designs by Chris Sanders. The below six images were all drawn by Chris and then colored by Edgar Delgado, with additional background elements for the "Rescue Sirens" poster drawn by Teresa Martinez.

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For San Diego Comic-Con 2015, Chris created two more illustrations: a limited edition fine art print of Nim, which he hand-inked and watercolored before adding a background and enhancements in Photoshop; and a horizontal drawing of Nim, to be used as a sign for the SDCC booth.

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Stay tuned for more "Rescue Sirens" artwork from Chris Sanders!