WiC Exclusive: Game of Thrones storyboard artist Will Simpson explains his contribution to a key scene

Throughout its eight-season run, Game of Thrones had more than its fair share of great moments. And now, thanks to an all-new book from Insight Editions, we can see just how they all came together.

In Game of Thrones: The Storyboards, the lead storyboard artist on the show, William Simpson, “shares the brilliant work that is an integral part of assembling each episode of the award-winning series.” Today, we’ve got an exclusive video of Simpson walking us through the storyboards for Hoster Tully’s funeral scene in “Walk of Punishment”:

This is one of the funnier scenes in the history of the show, taking a somber moment and turning it into a comedy of errors that shows why Sansa was probably right to shush Edmure when he put himself forward as a potential king in the series finale, and why Brynden “the Blackfish” Tully was such a badass. Here’s the full scene, so you can compare:

It’s terrific to hear how Simpson contributed to the scene by showing exactly how the Blackfish made the shot Edmure couldn’t. It takes a village to make a show like Game of Thrones.

Game of Thrones: The Storyboards is the definitive compendium of storyboards for this hit series and captures the impressive scope ofits rich development and artistry.” There is indeed a lot of good stuff in there, like the revelation that Karsi the wildling and Hodor were originally going to be part of the army of the dead.

 

You can order your copy of Game of Thrones: The Storyboards here.

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