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John Byrne

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Joined: 11 May 2005
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Posted: 14 July 2012 at 11:27am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

11" x 17" illo of Batman with a city background. The details are:

- please draw Batman in the Jim Aparo vintage costume (yellow oval around bat on chest)
- background is a city at night
- please draw Batman in one of the following poses:

    (1) swinging through the city
    (2) perched/standing on a rooftop with other buildings behind him

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Eric Smearman
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Joined: 02 September 2006
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Posted: 14 July 2012 at 11:30am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Beautiful! Nicely done, John!
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Wilson Mui
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Joined: 27 June 2004
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Posted: 14 July 2012 at 11:31am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Fantastic!  I love the gargoyle.
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Jason Mark Hickok
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Posted: 14 July 2012 at 11:32am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

I just love your Batman, JB. It is so right every time. The BG is amazing. Well done and congrats to the commissioner.
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John Byrne

Imaginary X-Man

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Posted: 14 July 2012 at 11:36am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

I just love your Batman, JB.

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Have I ever mentioned how much of a kick I get out of a simple phrase like that? And I don't mean the praise -- for which, much thanks! -- but the fact that there is such a thing as "my" Batman. That there are people who can make an association in their minds between my favorite character* and me!

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* On days when it isn't Captain America. . .

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Neil Brauer
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Joined: 10 February 2012
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Posted: 14 July 2012 at 11:39am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Very nice!  That gargoyle is beyond impressive!
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Peter Martin
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Joined: 17 March 2008
Location: Canada
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Posted: 14 July 2012 at 11:42am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Gorgeous backgrounds!!!

The rendering of the gargoyle is so skilful, it looks so solid has a real heft to it, and then the frames of the windows and the ornamentation on the buildings are just beautiful.

For some reason I also love the soles on Batmans' boots. AndThat is one, long cape! Great use of shadow around his body and the portrayal of the drapery is brilliant.
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Paul Greer
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Joined: 18 August 2004
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Posted: 14 July 2012 at 11:52am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Agree with Jason. Your Batman ranks up there with Aparo and Adams as always being perfect. Don't tell Neal, but I like yours better.

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John Byrne

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Posted: 14 July 2012 at 11:54am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Don't tell Neal, but I like yours better.

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Oh, I wouldn't dream. . . .

HEY NEAL!! NYAH NYAH NYAH NYAH NYAH!!!!

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Marcel Chenier
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Posted: 14 July 2012 at 11:58am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

It's perfect.
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Anthony J Lombardi
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Joined: 12 January 2005
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Posted: 14 July 2012 at 11:59am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Fantastic piece JB. That is Batman!
Your cityscapes look like Gotham to me. I really like the bridge and the window under Batman. The cape thou it really works within the composition of the piece . I keep thinking my goodness how does he keep from tripping over it.
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John Byrne

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Posted: 14 July 2012 at 12:00pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

…how does he keep from tripping over it.

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He's the goddam BATMAN!!

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