I took the rest of the week off from work for a much needed break. Since the holidays, I have been working full tilt on some really exciting projects…which of course lead me to completely destroying my wrist. The work thankfully shows the sacrifice I put into it, but dear sweet mother of god it hurts to even pick up a coffee mug. But of course being who I am I didn’t exactly start my break off well and ended up spending all day drawing…well, Batman.
I like Batman. I mean I really really really like Batman. In fact, I like Batman more than most things in this world. Hell-bent on vengeance after the death of his parents? Hard boiled detective? Elements of film noir and art deco? Bizarre science? Babes? Running around on rooftops? A long list of enemies mainly stocked with lunatics, mobsters, and people trained in long forgotten martial arts? It’s like Batman was MADE for me to be obsessed with.
But modern applications of The Bat? Their is a lot left to be desired. Sure, the Arkham games are fun….but they are not Batman. It feels more like you are playing as an ex-college football player with the detective skills akin to your pet dog. And jesus, don’t even get me started on the Nolan movies. He might as well have cast a grumpy Tom Cruise and shoved him into riot gear. No, these aren’t MY Batman. They lack basically everything I love about Batman! My little nerdy heart has been sinking for well over a decade from this. I’ll stick with Batman: The Animated Series and Miller’s “Year One” thank you very much. (Though, Paul Pope’s “Batman: Year 100” is pretty fucking amazing)
This item will only be available for 36 hours; ending at 11:59 PM on Tuesday Dec. 4th.
Each “grab bag” will come with three random, signed SUPER prints. Two prints will be common, and one uncommon or rare. One randomly picked pack will include a “Golden Ticket”, which can be redeemed for the entire Super - Series 2 (to be released in early 2013).
Printed on 100% cotton rag paper using inks guaranteed not to fade for at least 100 years. Each print is cut at 4”x6” so they will fit into an array of standard frames.
I’ve been working on a fun little side project, re-skinning Superman from the original #6 comic. Thinking about doing a little postcard sized series if that is something people would be interested in. Regardless, I’ve already made a bunch because it’s highly entertaining to me.
One of my favourite cartoonist people ever, Dustin Harbin, just completed what I think is a pretty amazing arc over at his website. It’s touching, thoughtful, meaningful…it’s everything a diary strip should be. It’s called “Boxes” and it starts right here: http://www.dharbin.com/strip/diary-june-1-2012-boxes-page-1/Do me, him, and yourself a big favour and go read it. Then read the rest of his work. Then consider picking up his book or buying some original art. Then consider reblogging this if you’re like me and you’d like to see more beauty, care, and attention like this in all the comics you read.
I just finished reading this, and holy crud it’s great! Dustin is one of my all time favorite people and he just so happens to be an incredible artist. Can’t wait to hang out with him next week at SPX.