I enjoyed BATMAN BEYOND, but never loved Terry McGinniss as a character. I liked the “Dirty Harry teamed with Spider-Man” dynamic Old Bruce and Terry shared, but Terry was never more than adequate. I once complained to a friend that Terry had none of Batman’s detective skills, that other than a gung-ho attitude he had little that wasn’t provided by the powered armor he wore. “That’s because Bruce isn’t training a replacement,” my friend said, “Terry is his arm.”
As I work on new material, here’s another one from the vault I haven’t posted here.
A companion piece to the Warner Bros. Studio Store Batman Animated Maquette, photographed by Patrick Lentz. Batgirl currently adorns my business postcards (and my heart).
I got some work done this weekend!
This piece is about 10″ high, a mixture of Super Sculpey, Sculpey III, and Sculpey Firm over and aluminum and brass armature, based on a design by Sean Downey. The mixture of Super Sculpey and Sculpey firm give me a texture I prefer to work with, particularly in the hot weather when polymer clay gets a little gummier.
I’m posting an older piece until some of the (exciting!) new work is ready to display.
Frank Miller’s version of Batman by way of animator Bruce Timm. Created as a companion piece to the Warner Bros. Studio Store Batman: The Animated Series maquette, this version of the character appeared on the episode Legends of the Dark Knight. Turnaround designs were in Paul Dini and Chip Kidd’s great book Batman Animated.
More (newer!) work will be posted very soon.