Monday, 16 February 2015
Batman 186 (C) Clint Langley
Not the next piece here that i was expecting, that's still being finished, but picked up this stunner yesterday. I was at Demoncon 9 yesterday and picked this up from top bloke and brilliant artist, Clint Langley. He was at the last one in September and told him about this project and he was very interested and up for it but was of course busy, but said he'd have it done by yesterdays bash. As with my "Someone Old, Someone New" project, a massive thrill is when i don't get to see any thumbnails and get the surprise of seeing the finished piece. So yesterday, Clint goes "I've changed things a bit, hope you'll like it?" Like it? I LOVE it! Don't matter that its a recreation of the page, the whole point of the idea is an artist is given the idea and does their own take on it. Its my favourite cover as i was 4 when it came out and i was both fascinated and unsettled by the creepy lil' guy with the pointy nose and pudding basin haircut getting the better of my hero. Clint's come up with a modern version that the grown-up me is fascinated and unsettled by - its like if DC Comics existed in Twin Peaks, i can see Clint's take on the coffee table in the Red Room.