Posts Tagged ‘batman’

Bob Haney Interviewed by Michael Catron Part Five (of Five)

Posted by on January 11th, 2011 at 12:01 AM

In the conclusion of this five-part interview, Bob Haney talks about collaborating with artist Ramona Fradon on Metamorpho, working for Filmation, the failure of cartoonists to unionize in the ’60s, Carmine Infantino’s undoing, Jenette Kahn’s arrival at DC, reviving Batman and leaving DC for good.

From “The Astounding Separated Man” in The Brave and the Bold #60. Drawn by Bruno Premiani ©1965 DC Comics

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Craft of Comics: Freddie E. Williams II on How to Digitally Draw Batman, Part Two of Two

Posted by on December 14th, 2010 at 12:01 AM

Williams II concludes his video demonstration. For Part One of this video, go here. Click here for Part One and Part Two of Nathan Wilson’s accompanying interview.

Craft of Comics: Freddie E. Williams II on How to Digitally Draw Batman, Part One of Two

Posted by on December 13th, 2010 at 12:01 AM


Click here for Part One of Nathan Wilson’s accompanying Williams II interview.

Posted by on November 7th, 2010 at 6:36 AM

Grant Morrison, Architecture, and Mythology: Batman: Gothic (Legends of the Dark Knight #6-10)

Here and at GutterGeek, I continue to look back at Grant Morrison’s DC Comics superhero work. This time we’re re-reading Batman: Gothic:

Sometimes it’s easy to get so wrapped up in subtext, allusions, and external meaning that I forget to recognize when a story is just good. At its core, that’s what Batman: Gothic is. It’s a really well-told story. Whereas Arkham Asylum was an effective psychological examination without much plot to speak of, Gothic is a plot-driven mystery with a healthy dose of action, adventure, and crime drama thrown in….

Jerry Robinson Interviewed by Chris Mautner

Posted by on November 1st, 2010 at 12:01 AM

Even if Jerry Robinson had initially left comics for a career in journalism as he had originally intended, he’d still be fondly remembered for his work on Batman, particularly in creating the arch-villain the Joker.

Thankfully, the comics bug proved to hard to shake off, and Robinson subsequently spent the next 70 years or so working in some aspect of the industry — in comic books, in comic strips (Jet Scott and Flubbs & Fluffs), as an editorial cartoonist, as an author and biographer (The Comics) and as the head of his self-created Cartoonists and Writers Syndicate.

Abrams’ newest book, Jerry Robinson: Ambassador of Comics by N.C. Christopher Couch, covers his career and biography in detail, with scads of drawings, sketches, photography and paintings Robinson has done over the years.

I talked with Robinson over the phone about the new book, how he got into comics and the current, miserable state of editorial cartooning.

GutterGeek Column: ARKHAM ASYLUM

Posted by on October 30th, 2010 at 11:41 PM

I posted a column over at GutterGeek last week explaining that Matt Kleinert and I are going to start an ongoing column/conversation focused on the DC Comics superhero work of Grant Morrison. We’re starting at the beginning and reading systematically through all of Morrison’s work in an attempt to put the larger mythology together. Today I kicked off the conversation with a look at Arkham Asylum. Please feel free to drop in and work through it with us. Oh, and Happy Halloween.

Possibly in conjunction with acid-washed jeans, I don’t know.

Posted by on March 11th, 2010 at 2:28 PM

It’s come to this. If the Cartoon Art Museum raises $5,000 by Wondercon, my husband will get the Bat-Symbol shaved into his head. I guess I always knew it was just a matter of time.…

Rich Kreiner’s Yearlong Best of the Year: Gotham Central Book Two by Ed Brubaker and Greg Rucka

Posted by on March 3rd, 2010 at 1:00 PM

Not being a reader of detective novels or viewer of cop shows, I didn’t know there were such things as “police procedural tales” until I read the introduction to Gotham Central Book Two: Jokers and Madmen.

Mesmo Delivery by Rafael Grampá

Posted by on February 23rd, 2010 at 10:00 AM

A little less conversation, a little more action from the Brazilian cartoonist.

Superman/Batman #68, Superman: World of New Krypton #11

Posted by on February 9th, 2010 at 10:00 AM

Boring superhero art is examined for shortcomings, hints of ability.

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