This reminds me of the Mazzuchelli years of the Daredevil/Batman comics. It doesn't look like his work (your own linework is distinct) but its got that same sense of suffocating black shoadows, which I really dig.
Thanks! Oh definitely...Mazzuchelli is a huge huge influence on me...unfortunately almost no one draws like him in comics today. That care for verisimilitude that used to be pretty standard is largely gone
I love Mazzuchelli (both of his periods: I still miss his dark, moody stuff, but his recent graphic novel "Asterios Polyp" was brilliant). No one drew like him back then either. I saw lots of people using that kind of contrast and heavy shadow; some good (i.e. Mignola) many, not.
Would you ever consider allowing someone to ink/color some of your b&w linework? I've been on kind of a bender exploring that option (I used to do it a lot when I was young with other artists in high school, although I was like Bill Sienkiewicz in that I left my own stamp on the finished product).
Oh man, Polyp was so good! Mazzuchelli came and spoke to my class around the time it came out, and I just love love love the fact he went way off the deep end and tried something pretty much pedagogical for anyone who's ever been interested in the further potential of comics. Brillance
As for inking/coloring...I hate to sound too over protective, but I sort of am a little uneasy about it honestly, mainly because I'm still trying to just get more comic work. I mean this is all I really have right now. I don't mind it, as long as it's done privately I suppose? It's just not something I'm comfortable with right now :\ That's of course not to say I'm not honored you'd ask, and also if you'd like to share just with me, I'd love to see definitely
yeah, I've never been one to really like the hulked-out Batman, because then that means Bruce Wayne has to be too. It sort of broadcasts more suspicion, like "Why's Bruce Wayne ripped as hell if all he does is fart around worldwide?" I sort of think of him as being like Bruce Lee, having kind of a lean bodyshape thats not overly muscled, but is clearly made for ass-kicking. Like a basketball player's physique. He should definitely be a force to be reckoned with, but still slightly unassuming in his regular guise
nice noir. Great capturing the feel of the "old" 60s Adam West era Batman with the current classic black. Sorry Im not coming across clear. Somehow you have rendered the material and feeling of this piece that it takes place earlier than today, yet somehow its a reverse retro. Todays Batman reverse fitted into an older era. Anyway it works its cool and I love it.