September 22, 2021
A court artist commented on Epic v. Manzana

A court artist commented on Epic v. Manzana

This exhibits opening statements by Epic Video games lawyer Katherine Forrest. It was my first day on the trial and my first sketch. There have been plexiglass boundaries throughout the courtroom as a COVID precaution, and the attorneys wore plastic shields masking their faces. Once I noticed this graphic, exhibiting a wall being constructed across the iPhone, I began to know what was at stake on this trial.



Epic CEO Tim Sweeney is the one which began this complete case, so I knew his testimony was going to be fascinating. I simply beloved listening to how he began the corporate and what the sport Fortnite is all about. I had no thought. As soon as once more, I notice there’s one other whole world that I do know nothing about. The programming, creativity, and expertise it takes to create these video games completely amazes me.

I attempt to end all my sketches inside one to 1 and a half hours. Some take longer. I’ve to finances my time whereas I’m sketching within the courtroom. I’ve very strict deadlines and for the reason that information is now a 24-hour cycle with the web, my media purchasers want their sketches as quickly as doable to go together with their tales.



I’ve sketched Phil Schiller two or thrice now within the Apple v. Samsung trials, so his face seems like an outdated good friend. I at all times love listening to him speak in regards to the historical past of Apple. I took my time right here and determined to sketch the complete courtroom. Clearly it isn’t to scale. The variety of individuals allowed within the courtroom was severely decreased, however there have been nonetheless many, many attorneys to sketch, and each time a witness modified, they’d play musical chairs.

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