BAT SIGNALS: Part II

If you don’t know, David Finch, the man behind the Dark Knight, is coming to the Philippines this coming March 11-13, 2012! For more details, click this banner:

On the last post, I shared the first part of the article from Wizard Magazine (March 2011 issue) where David Finch shared to us the ten artist that shaped his caped crusader which you can find HERE.

5. Kelley Jones (Batman, Batman: Red Rain, Batman: Haunted Gotham, Batman: Gotham After Midnight, Batman: Bloodstorm, Batman: Crimson Mist, Batman: The Unseen)

“His Batman is creepy and offkiller in the most extreme way I could possibly imagine—far more than I could imagine if his art wasn’t around. Nobody draws the horror interpretation of Batman better, and it’s so much fun too. His art never feels bleak, no matter how dark his subject matter. I feel like I can almost hear him laughing in the background when I see his work.”

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4. Jim Lee (Batman: Hust, All Star Batman and Robin, DCU Online)

“Do I ever need to say why here? Really? You’ve seen all his Batman work, right? I’m sure we’re all on the same page with this one. Nobody draws iconic, beautiful, majestic superheroes like Jim Lee. He has an amazing ability to capture the essence of every character that he draws. His Batman is dark and edgy and aggressive, and his Superman is regal and earnest. I could go on, but this is about Batman, and Jim Lee has defined Batman for a very long time to come.”

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3. Kevin Nowlan (Batman: Sword of Azrael, Batman Black and White, DC First: Batgirl/Joker, “Batman: The Animated Series)

“He’s an artist’s artist, and you can see his mark in so many artist working today. He just has such a mastery over subtle form and details that it’s hard to not use his art like a text book for how many things should be done. A huge portion of comic artists, including me, structure shadowing on figures and faces based upon what we’ve learned from his work. I especially love how he draws Batman’s cape and Gotham City.”

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2. Eduardo Risso (Batman: Broken City, Batman: Wednesday Comics)

“Batman: Broken City is always on my desk. In fact, I slept on the couch for like two days after the fight I got into with my wife when she moved it a few months ago and I couldn’t find it. Eduardo is a great character artist, and he uses dramatic shadow effects like no artist I’ve ever seen. And his Batman is a freaking brute! He’s not overmuscled or unrealistic. Eduardo just fills him with so much aggression that it leaps off the page.”——————————————————————————————————————————-

1. Simon Bisley (Batman/Judge Dredd, Batman/Lobo, Batman: Black and White)

“I remember the first time I saw Batman/Judge Dredd: Judgement on Gotham. I couldn’t believe that it was possible that art like that could exist. It was close to a religious experience for me. His Batman was raw power and anger, and it was like nothing I had ever seen. I’ve wanted to be a painter ever since that day, and I wanted to paint just like that. He is my favorite artist, and I’ve met him a couple of times, but I’ve always been too intimidated to say much. One of these days I hope that Simon comes back to Batman and does another painted book. Maybe we can start some kind of letter-writing campaign. Seriously, I’m open to ideas. Let’s make this happen!”

* Some pictures may not match the ones in the original article (in the magazine). I just googled them :P

BAT SIGNALS: PART I

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