IS THAT A C.H. GREENBLATT DEADMAN TOY IN THE BACKGROUND!?
IS IT BEING RELEASED TO THE PUBLIC!?
That’s really cute! I want one!
Wait… WHAT?!! What is that?!! CRAZINESS!
This is news to you? Surprise?! :D
In 1963, Arnold Drake, Bob Haney and Bruno Premiani introduced the world’s strangest heroes—Robotman (originally called Automaton), the Negative Man, and Elasti-Girl—in the pages of My Greatest Adventure, and before long the DOOM PATROL would take over the pages—and eventually the title—of that series.
Even though in the subsequent fifty years they would be overshadowed by another, more different, less good band of weirdos led by an asshole in a wheelchair, nevertheless the Doom Patrol has remained the unmatched standard in amazing, weird, heart-breaking, weird, innovative, weird comics in many of its various iterations.
Unfortunately I am an idiot who forgot the actual fiftieth anniversary back in June like an idiot, but I intend to make amends for that through the rest of the year.
Please: join me for DOOMSGIVING, won’t you?
DC Princess Bash!
They could be having a party, or looking for a villain to bash in the face!
Planning to have this available as a print at the Long Beach Comic Con , November 23-24.
I’ll be sharing a table with the delightful Amy Mebberson. Have to stick with the princess theme.
I’ll have sketchbooks, and whatever sketch cards I have left. No time to make new ones, and sorry, I’m not accepting commissions.
By Chris Sims
This week, the first sesason of Batman: The Brave and the Bold was released on Blu-ray, marking the first time that the entire season of the Caped Crusader’s animated team-up has been available. That’s why we’re marking the occasion — because I will take literally any excuse to talk about BATB — by taking a look back at the highlights of those first 26 episodes.
If you’ve never seen it, or even if you have and are just getting ready to dive back in to all the HD goodness, then here are the bits and pieces to watch out for that made the show so great: The Ten Best Moments from Batman: The Brave and the Bold Season 1!
“Superman 75″ Animated Short Nabs New York Comic-Con Debut, Upcoming DC Nation Short Update
Big news buried under the lead there. Click the link to find out what it is!
Image And Clip From New DC Nation “Metal Men” Animated Short
Image And Clip From New DC Nation “Deadman” Animated Short
Mini Unicorn Pegasus from the Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld DC Nation short
As promised, I took some nice(r) photos before shipping her off to her owner this morning. The extra Borya/Dark Aya fleece makes it look almost like I know what I’m doing.
Another exciting announcement! I had been holding off saying anything because there was supposed to be some press for it, but things got messed up and now no one knows it even exists. I’ve been biting my tongue for months and they borked the premiere… darn it.
Tomorrow a new DC Nation short airs. I wrote and directed it! It’s DEADMAN! When I heard about these shorts, Deadman was the very first character I thought of.
There are three total, and each one is a stand-alone story. I wanted them to be dialog independent (pantomime) as well. My goal was to make sure Deadman read as a ghost and not as a zombie to kids who were unfamiliar with him, so I went for a Casper approach. And I wanted to have a different look for when he was dead versus when he possessed people. The idea is that when he’s in a body, all his senses work differently so things are more vibrant and colorful.
Since no one can see him when he’s a spirit, I added a new character, a raven. I wanted him to have a buddy and I thought it would be cool if the raven was the only one who could see him in dead form.
I’m so grateful to WB Animation, Jay Bastian, Jeff Prezenkowski, Ben Jones, Sam Register, Jeff Palm (backgrounds), Kim Moreau, Jeff Adams, and Kyle Stafford for their help and support.
Hopefully there’ll be a clip uploaded soon, but eventually it’ll be on youtube. Keep an eye out and I’ll post more stuff.