[shadow=green,left,300]I contacted our friend Chris Jones, the artist on 'the Batman Strikes' about the Penguin design as shown in the 1st issue and the art style in general. He had this to say to LoGothamites[/shadow]
The current on-line preview of Batman Strikes #1 consists of some of the earliest pages I drew for this book, as the reference for the look of the new series was still coming in and I was working with a minimal amount of information about the new look of the show. It's pretty accurate, but I think as the book went on I was getting a stronger handle on the style and the individual characters. I think the artwork on the whole is pretty solid and should only get better from here. It's a treat to finally have a work with Terry Beatty, an inker whose work I've admired for many years.
*UPDATE* Chris also added this note: The new design for me brings to mind a demented Charles Dickens character
[shadow=green,left,300]I definately agree with him on that one![/shadow]
[shadow=green,left,300]A huge thanks to Chris for taking the time out of his busy schedule to communicate with the LoG members[/shadow]
Dickensian....that's a good way to think of Penguin, actually....I'm really intrigued to see the different interpretations of the villains in this series, but I always though Penguin made a great villain in a classic sense.
"Gosh, Batman...the nobility of the almost human porpoise!"
"You know what happens to gate-crashers, don't you? They have to match with with...the Riddler!"
Post by The Dinoboy Wonder! on Jul 23, 2004 20:46:25 GMT -5
Agreed Penguin and Bane are my favorite characters of all-time. Am I the only one that hates how the Joker looks on this cartoon?
you're not the only one...I hate him...its extremely cartoonish and ugly and its not like the joker at all.
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it is wonderful to se The Penguin is in safe hands. Iam a Joker and Penguin fan by nature and own both of the comics they first apeared in. Both with art by Bob Kane. The reason i say this is to show how much i love these two characters and hope they stay true to themselves and the artist has done that but shorten that hat.
majorhoy: Where is everybody?
Apr 30, 2014 15:20:16 GMT -5
aikidodoc: Adopting a 13 year old boy from Bulgaria who is a huge batman fan (which is how I came on this site by a google search. Any help in finding a bulgarian batman comic source would be greatly appreciated. The DC Comic website said they couldn't help me.
May 6, 2014 9:29:31 GMT -5
manstink: hey has their ever been a like origin story on martha wayne. I think it would be cool if she were like in some kind of cult, and she was like ritualistically murdered for trying to leave the cult. Anyways thats my opinion.
May 31, 2014 15:02:51 GMT -5
batmanfan1: Did you guys see what Gotham TV did with Poison Ivy? like their poster has her name as Ivy Pepper not Pamela Lillian Isley.
Jun 25, 2014 23:55:50 GMT -5