A few more treats courtesy of the guys working on Hellboy 2:
Hellboy with Big Baby
Guillermo del Toro: I wanted to give Hellboy a new piece of hardware, so I thought about a massive "Tex Avery" style gun that would be called "Big Baby," partly because I wanted the ammo to be as big as a Gerber jar. This sketch is by Francisco Ruiz Velasco but Pablo Angeles, a young, very talented Mexican artist, designed the final gun. Francisco is a renowned comic book artist but Pablo comes from a "fan" background. I met him in Mexico City and saw his artwork. Hellboy II is his first feature and I wanted him to get a full ticket - he is now living in London and working with Double Negative VFX.
Magic Bean Grenade
Guillermo del Toro: The idea was to have the Prince pull out a weapon, a grenade that ejects only one - count it - one little, inoffensive bean. What grows from it... is another matter altogether.