How Netflix's 'Daybreak' went from a comic on an art professor's blog to a TV series pitched as 'Ferris Bueller in the apocalypse'
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How Netflix’s ‘Daybreak’ went from a comic on an art professor’s blog to a TV series pitched as ‘Ferris Bueller in the apocalypse’

&quotDaybreak"Netflix Brian Ralph, a sequential arts professor at Savannah College of Art and Design, posted pages of his comic "Daybreak" to his own blog "for fun" before it grew a fan base and was published as a graphic novel in 2011. "Rampage" director Brad Peyton pitched an adaptation of the book to Ralph in 2012 as "Ferris Bueller in the apocalypse," Ralph told Business Insider. Years after that initial phone call, "Daybreak" is a Netflix original series that premiered on Thursday. Ralph talked to Business Insider about the show’s journey and what it’s like to be suddenly thrust into the world of Hollywood. Ralph said he has an idea for a follow-up to his novel, but he wants to make it "for the sake of making it," without thinking about how people might relate it to the TV show. Brian Ralph had just finished teaching "Intro to Sequential Art" at the Savannah College of Art and Design when he hopped on a call with Business Insider last week. SCAD is the first university to offer both undergraduate and graduate degrees in sequential art, which explores comic books, cartooning, story boarding, and more. Ralph, a sequential arts professor at the […]

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