Monday, June 2, 2008

Batman SNOW 194 page 1

I don't have a black & white photo of this page, but it is included in the library show, so I am posting the color image that I do have. They will have both the original art plus the color page to compare with.
Batman meets the police detective on the heights of a skyscraper in progress, his cape flying in the wind as though it had a life of its own. The details of the girders and scaffolding, the odds and ends left there on the boards, the nearby building—even with its very Seth-style billboard on top--all give us a sense of the urban decay that is the setting for this story. Seth always drew in lots of details, and especially reveled in including the things that most of us overlook: the split board that has been put down as a bridge, the bundle of pipes tied together somewhat carelessly, the dropped soda can, and so on. The center right panel of Batman discussing things from upside-down is both humorous and revealing of his daredevil, I-don’t-have-to-do-things-the-ordinary-way character that so often irritates the police detective.

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