Posts tagged DC comics
Posts tagged DC comics
Okay, yes, I’m drawing and colouring Batman ‘66 #17 for DC Comics….!
This is where I find myself: Living the dream, baby! As a munchkin there were few things I loved more in life than curling up and watching the Adam West BATMAN TV Show. I mean, sure, that led well into my late 20s, but thats another story. 1966’s Batman inspired my entire illustration aesthetic, as my school-chums and instructors can attest to. I always wondered “…how can I include Adam West or Batman in this assignment?” — and in many cases I triumphed! Hazzuh!
But, as time passed I realized I couldn’t just draw ‘66 Batman, mostly because there was no book or series being published focusing on it. Well, thanks to the fine folks at DC Comics that book now does exist. And with a wink-and-nod to Jeff Parker and Jim Chadwick I find myself fulfilling the dream of my munchkin-self and drawing the Adam West Batman. Professionally. I know, pretty great, right?
It has been quite a journey, and I still find it unbelievable working on something I so longed to do. But here I am.
So, I decided to dive in and show you folks some of the Bat 66 work I’ve assembled over the years in chasing my dream.
I’ve included ideas from my 4th year of study at the Alberta College of Art & Design for a Visual History of Batman 66 and character studies for an animated version of the show. Also, you’ll find my insistence on only drawing Adam West Batman when asked for a Bat-Commission!
Also, I’ve included some of my pitch work for the series. A deeply trusted friend & colleague (you know who you are!) mentioned to Jeff Parker BATMAN ‘66 was my dream job, which got Jeff and I talking. Amazing, right? Obviously I had to provide some test-work to ensure I could recreate actors likenesses…well, can I really call this work? I always loved John Astin’s RIDDLER! And while he doesn’t appear in the series, he does in this test work I sent to Jeff, Jim Chadwick and Aniz Ansari.
Dark Knight Rises Bane…
Loved the costume design on this version of Bane. Really want to take a stab at drawing his coat too.
Love drawing this fellah.
I adore BOOSTER GOLD!
The Cary Bates/Don Heck/Carmine Infantino run on the Flash (#275-350) is my absolute favourite storytelling in comicbookdom! Thanks for asking for these, John!
Warm-up sketch, the Prankster!
The single greatest idea I have ever been pitched for a commission. You completely rock, Rich! I hope someone out there wants to try and colour this.
I love drawing Robin. Not terribly familiar with the Damian Robin, but he’s a blast to draw! Thanks, Justin.
Long time, no talk. I’ve been busy. The always terrific Calgary Red and White Show today. Boatload of commissions, starting with this one. I adore Scooby Doo. One property I’m actually desperate to work on! Thanks, Ben!
GIGANTA (and APACHE CHIEF) by Scott Kowalchuk
Calgary Expo Sketch: Batman vs Batbomb
TOYMAN by Scott Kowalchuk
ps. my favourite Superman villain, I kid you not.
I really don’t know what it is, but I love the hell out of these characters. There are just a super blast to draw.
Maurice Evans as the Puzzler by Scott Kowalchuk
Whew, we’re back on the horse. Dennis and I will be changing the format for the blog slightly next pick. It’s AWESOME!
My first and still favourite commission — The Terrible Trio. I have a new one of these sketched up that I need to find time to ink. I really like these guys.