Thursday, August 28, 2008
so Identity got the nifty opportunity to draw an alternate cover for a comic con we're attending in October called the Screaming Tiki Con. it's a brand-spankin new convention in Ohio and we were invited to go by the extremely friendly folks running it while we were in Pittsburgh this year. since they're very nice folks, they let us do a cover for them of whatever we like. their special guests are folks from the Batman tv show in the 60s such as Adam "muther flippin" West. so what better way to pay our respects than for each of us to draw a Batman and put it all together?! of course it was quite the task to put all 4 of the studio members' Bat-men in a cohesive cover but luckily, i didn't have to do it! =P
so here is my Batman. now, mind u, i have no idea which Batman this is exactly. this is what i remember Batman to be wearing at some point so i hope no one questions what era he's from or if it's the "animated series" batman or the "justice league" batman or whatever. cuz i sho won't know it! heehee as i was drawing him i realized i didn't really know exactly what he wears. it's just when i see batman, i know it's him. the background isn't part of the cover, that's just so that as a stand-alone piece he's not just floating in white space. the ink spatters and whatnot are inspired by the new Street Fighter IV game graphics. man, that game looks flippin sweet!!!
i think it's kind of humorous that after drawing the Joker, folks on deviant were asking if i was going to draw batman next and back then i really didn't see me doing that in the foreseeable future. but i guess they all knew something i didn't. ;P