|icon_uk (icon_uk) wrote in scans_daily,|
@ 2009-03-28 00:39:00
|Entry tags:||char: batman/bruce wayne, char: robin/nightwing/dick grayson, creator: george perez, creator: irv novick, creator: jose luis garcia-lopez, creator: mitch ballard, creator: trevor von eeden, in-joke: bondage, in-joke: context is for the weak, in-joke: herodickery|
A return to what we do best... or I think I do at any rate! :)
It's been noted, and not by me, that since we moved here, we've been lacking a certain something, a certain "je ne sais quoi", But I've realised je sais exactly what quoi we're missing...
And so, to rectify that, I've gone digging through my archives to come up with a selection of published pages and commission work which fits the bill. More by coincidence than anything they all feature Dick Grayson... what a surprise! :)
So, to paraphrase Stephen Sondheim in his original version of "Back in Business" from Dick Tracy (Not to be confused with Madonna's version, the Sondheim one is far more of a period piece... but I digress)
Mitch Ballard - My very first commission piece!
I love this piece "The Hunter and Hunted" so damn much! It set the standard for all my future commissions, and I've been ridiculously lucky with the commissions and pages I've got. The scan doesn't do it justice, but Dick's PO'd glare is wonderful, and as someone once said, looking at it, "You can just tell by looking at it. Under that mask, Slade is SMILING"
Irv Novick and Dick Giordano
From Batman 246 "How Many Ways Can a Robin Die?"
Trevor Von Eeden
From his backup strips in Batman, and my second ever commission piece!
From the Vampiri story arc
Jose Luis Garcia Lopez
From Batman 321's cover
Dick Giordano (I think)
Also from Batman 321
From New Teen Titans #22
And this is what seems to be a test-ink page by Rick Magyar over Perez pencils from New Teen Titans #7. The odd thing is that Magyar didn't ink the published issue, and there are no word balloons.
Bob Brown and Joe Giella
From a Batman issue whose number escapes me for the moment, but is an unused cover
Andy Price - One of my most recent commissions
And we end as we started, with the Mitch Ballard piece, this time to show the difference that colouring can make! :)
Hope you enjoyed these affectionate tributes to the Teen Wonder in assorted states of captivity, and that this will inspire others to share their... personal peccadillos!