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John Byrne
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Posted: 09 December 2012 at 1:10pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

20" x 30" illustration of Batman vs. six villains; the details are: - Batman in Adams/Aparo costume with oval around bat on chest - please include the following villains: Clayface (mudball version as drawn in 2008 Batman vs. villains commission), Killer Croc, Poison Ivy, Two Face - please include two additional villains; your choice from the following following: Black Mask, Ventriloquist, Scarecrow, Man-bat

- background: Gotham's rooftops at night (lots of black ink!)

- no preference for the orientation

Not being familiar with Killer Croc, I did a websearch and basically came up with as many different versions of the character as there have been artists who've drawn him. So I went for a kind of synthesis of all of 'em!

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Bill Collins
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Posted: 09 December 2012 at 1:16pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

I like how Man-Bat`s wings frame the scene.
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Wilson Mui
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Posted: 09 December 2012 at 1:22pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Awesome piece, JB.  Looks like Batman is having a hallucination to me.

Can someone explain the title to me?
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Benny Hasa
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Posted: 09 December 2012 at 1:22pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Oh man.  I'm really loving this one and this is probably one of my favorite commissions EVER.

Seeing JB draw the Ventriloquist w/ Scarface and Killer Croc is something I've wanted to see for quite a long time time. He nails them. Love the Clayface, Poison Ivy, and everyone else.

Someone is really lucky today, and I'm really jealous.

JB this one is a grand slam.

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Sean Watson
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Posted: 09 December 2012 at 1:23pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Man, I love your Batman JB that is just awesome.
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William Roberge
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Posted: 09 December 2012 at 1:23pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Man, I bet Batman wishes he didn't answer that ad!

Well done JB, congrats to the owner of this awesome commission!
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Petter Myhr Ness
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Posted: 09 December 2012 at 1:25pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

LOVE it! Man-Bat looks downright scary in this one. Cool.
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Shaun Barry
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Posted: 09 December 2012 at 1:25pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

(Wilson, I believe the title is a goof on an old Bob Randall play, 6 Rms Riv Vu.  The only reason I know that is because my wife was once in a local production of said play!)

And lest I forget:  Typically awesome commission.  I've had a fondness for Man-Bat for almost as long as I can remember!



Edited by Shaun Barry on 09 December 2012 at 1:32pm
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John Byrne
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I believe the title is a goof on an old Bob Randall play, 6 Rms Riv Vu.

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Yes and no. The play title was in "real estate ad shorthand" -- and so is my title.

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Clint Ludwick
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Posted: 09 December 2012 at 1:28pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

AWESOME, JB!
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Wilson Mui
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Posted: 09 December 2012 at 1:43pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Six villains, river view?
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Stuart Somershoe
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Posted: 09 December 2012 at 1:47pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Wow, incredible commission.  Very much getting an Aparo vibe--especially in Poison Ivy's face.
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John Byrne
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Posted: 09 December 2012 at 1:53pm | IP Logged | 13 post reply

BTW, as of this piece, Two-Face earns himself a line on the Character Count.
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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 09 December 2012 at 1:54pm | IP Logged | 14 post reply

Very good, Batman certainly looks like he's in trouble.
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Wallace Sellars
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Posted: 09 December 2012 at 1:55pm | IP Logged | 15 post reply

It's a darn shame we never got a Batman run from you, JB! I love the way you
draw him.
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John Byrne
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…Batman certainly looks like he's in trouble.

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Oh, ye of little bat-faith!

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Darren Taylor
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Posted: 09 December 2012 at 2:23pm | IP Logged | 17 post reply

Wonderful!
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Greg Woronchak
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Posted: 09 December 2012 at 2:39pm | IP Logged | 18 post reply

The 'commissioner' sure got bang for their buck!!
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Tim O'Neill
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Posted: 09 December 2012 at 2:42pm | IP Logged | 19 post reply


Fantastic!!! 


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David Ferguson
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Posted: 09 December 2012 at 3:30pm | IP Logged | 20 post reply

Jealous again.
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Hans Romp
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Posted: 09 December 2012 at 3:32pm | IP Logged | 21 post reply

Great!
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Jamie Grey
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Posted: 09 December 2012 at 3:38pm | IP Logged | 22 post reply

WOW
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Peter Martin
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Posted: 09 December 2012 at 3:51pm | IP Logged | 23 post reply

I wish we could see more of your Gotham. This is one of the more expansive views we've seen so far -- a cool mix of the sleek new and gothic old.

I really rate the Ventriloquist highly among Batman's gallery of rogues, so it's very cool to see you draw him.

I like following the chain of grips. He and he have got hold of him, who's got hold of her and also him, but then she's being gripped by him. A fun slice of action!
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Eric Ladd
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Posted: 09 December 2012 at 4:14pm | IP Logged | 24 post reply

All kinds of awesome!! A very nice piece to say the least.
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Brad Brickley
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Posted: 09 December 2012 at 4:21pm | IP Logged | 25 post reply

That is friggin'awesome! Man this is a sweet commission! Thanks for sharing. 
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