Bruce Wayne & Jim Gordon art concept for Year One!
When I spoke with Mr. Dean Trippe today while browsing my local comic book shop, he had an amazing reason for loving the Batman and not quite liking the Dark Knight Batman movie series.
He explained that Batman, unlike how they portrayed him in the movies, was not some idea come up by some talented rich college drop out student. Batman was the idea of a child. A child sitting by himself after his own parents funeral. A child who has seen death and then vowed that he’ll grow up and protect every one else he can from suffering from what he suffered.
I was very moved and had not even thought about it like that before. So I felt compelled to reblog so that others may see and feel what young Bruce is going through.
Good work, Mr. Trippe.
Thanks so much! And thanks for the Nicki & Bruce drawings! I’m going to hang them on my refrigerator. (To be clear, though, I LOVE the Nolan flicks (esp. Dark Knight), I just have that one note I’d have preferred to have seen in Batman Begins.)
REMEMBER: Batman Forever: terrible movie, great motto. ;)
This is an old post but I still love it.
Thanks. Made me happy to see this on my dash again. :)
I talked more about the above drawing here.
Given Disney’s affiliation with Marvel Comics, there’s scant chance we’ll ever see a Pixar Justice League film happen. But if the tides someday turned, these concept sketches by artist Daniel Araya would be a great place to start. Explains Araya of these designs:
Just for fun I started doing concepts for a faux Justice League CG movie. I’ve always been a huge fan of Bruce Timm and the DC Timmverse he helped create, and I thought it would be cool to basically design the JLA movie that I would direct if given the chance. I didn’t do any huge drastic changes because I didn’t want to betray the characters in terms of who they are and what they’re about.
Among the flourishes Araya has added are Jack Kirby-like spots on John Stewart’s Green Lantern outfit and a Wonder Woman whose upbringing on Paradise Island — here’s his slightly not-safe-for-work sketch of that tropical locale — doesn’t make her a team player. (“I feel like her acceptance of men would be a very slow, gradual thing and it would never be 100%,” Araya notes.) Here’s an overview of his many superheroic rejiggerings.
Adventure Comics #275, August 1960, cover by Curt Swan and Stan Kaye
“Gosh, it’s wonderful enough to make me forget the fact that I witnessed my parents get mercilessly gunned down in front of my eyes as a young boy!”
“No. Not really.”
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