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BATMAN page 2-3 by seangordonmurphy BATMAN page 2-3 by seangordonmurphy
Batman BLACK AND WHITE #1 hits the shelves today. There's an 8 page story by me and John Arcudi from BPRD in there.

When we talked about the story, I told John, "I want to draw the Batmobile! Give me a story where Batman is a gearhead. And I want a 2 page spread of him tooling away in the Batcave, parting out other supercars to fix the Batmobile!" and John delivered. We needed a villain, so I threw out the idea of Roxy Rocket from the animated series. I found a 3-wheeled Morgan racing car that looked like a WW2 plane which fit her PERFECTLY, and we got started.

Here's the car www.autoblog.com/2011/03/02/mo…

Normally I do a single page in a day, but the Batman stuff took me 2 days each with all the planning and detail. I wasn't thrilled with them when I first finished--felt they looked overdone. But now that I've had some distance with it (I drew it last year), I think it looks good.
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:iconlexkira:
lexkira Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
fantastic

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zane-degaine Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Morgan! That's what I was thinking. Saw their booth at the LA Auto Show. Suuuuch nice cars. 
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AlexTuis Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Only 2 days for a page! So awesome!
And is it really traditionnal art or I you working sometimes in photoshop?
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moray-eel Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
looks good.
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SparrowStew Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
Love your style!!
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CaioRob Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Stunning double page as always! Very inspiring artwork, independent on the style!
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EdMcGuinness Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Professional

freaking masterful....you are doing so many subtle and smart things I feel like I'm going to school with every view.

 

I cant say enough how inspiring your work is!

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RaggedyAdams Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
My review as promised. Here's the section I wrote on Sean and John's story:-

"Let the record show that the reason I purchased this comic was when I got wind that Sean Murphy of Punk Rock Jesus and The Wake was doing a Batman strip with John Arcudi, a writer I know pretty much only from his work with Mike Mignola’s B.P.R.D. stable at Dark Horse. That, however, was enough to make me call dibs, and his story of Bruce Wayne as a petrol-head control freak when he’s not in the cape and cowl – and a vehicular menace when he is – adds colour and wit to a character who comes off as bland and lifeless in lesser hands. There’s a playfulness in his eyes that is peculiar in its rarity when dismantling the Batmobile in an attempt to make it the most powerful drag-racer since David Carradine first donned black latex bondage gear and called himself Frankenstein. Context is everything."

Full review: www.chud.com/143767/thors-comi…
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seangordonmurphy Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
Thanks! I'll check it out!
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RaggedyAdams Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
Woo! X)
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wickedgod Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
I bet its every artists dream to take a crack at the Batcave, it wouldn't be the same without the tyrannosaur and the giant penny!
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DAVIDGMILEY Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Very cool page of the cave and the Bat mobile. 
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Inkthinker Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Is that a bat-themed switch cover? :D

I like the various sports cars on the rack, suggesting the Batmobile pulls parts from several high-performance vehicles. Nice touch.
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CoBro Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Student General Artist
whoa, i randomly happened to see one of those Morgan 3 wheelers in Boston yesterday. What a solid choice for Roxy. Great work man
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nullunit Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Rad. I see that Countach bootie on the left. That was the THE car when I was a kid, I had models kits and stuff, back when kids did that sort of thing. It was like future sexy awesomeness. What is that one with the hatch backy bit open; Lotus?
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seangordonmurphy Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Detomaso Pantera. Plus a Lancia Stratos on the rack. :)
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Dreamerwstcoast Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013   Traditional Artist
I'm curious. When you made choices in the panel, how much of the T-Rex did you draw? And did you know in advance that it would shaded the way you did?
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seangordonmurphy Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Good question! I had planned for lots of cast shadows. Once I was done inking it, I went back and blacked out even more. A lot of my inks are an additive process after the piece is done, if that makes sense. :)
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Dreamerwstcoast Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013   Traditional Artist
Actually...it does. Thanks Sean
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Zabbah Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Student Artist
This is beautiful.
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NStevenHarris Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Artist
I will picking this up today!!  Nice work man, as always!!
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RaimundoGomes Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
Very good brother! I am here a your great fan of Brazil I hope you to know in FIQ and to catch some autographs hehe!! excuse for my terrible English.
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samuraiblack Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
so sick!
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:iconsaantiago:
Saantiago Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
I just bought this comic book. And your section is brilliant and a lot of fun to read.
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seangordonmurphy Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
Thanks!
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dfridolfs Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
Your attention to detail and world building always makes spreads like these really come alive. Right down to the weight room underneath the computer area. Almost a blink-and-you-miss-it unless you train your eye to stop to take in everything.
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seangordonmurphy Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
Thanks man! I was wondering if anyone would ever pick that stuff up.
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skmonteiro Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
That first panel tells a whole story.  Great job, man.  Although your Bruce is a bit young for my tastes . . .
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seangordonmurphy Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
That's because you like old men.
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:iconskmonteiro:
skmonteiro Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, I like you, so you may be on to something.  ;)
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Flyler Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Gawd DAMN that's Awesome!!!
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DerekRodenbeck Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
Everything about this story was great, had me laughing, well done. 
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Altitron Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You use black so effectively, I'm always impressed.

 - Alty

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InHonorArt Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
this is the best batcave ever. i love the support girders and not just a open cave look. and i love bruce getting to his inner gearhead! always pictured him as one but never saw it. i mean he went to the dark, deep hells of the world to fight evil and learn his caft...but bruce never even took a class at gotham community college in auto restoration?
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PaulKristovic Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
I never understood why he's got a stuffed T-Rex in his Bat cave.
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:iconseangordonmurphy:
seangordonmurphy Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
I think it's a big robot. From a story in the past.
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mrdamron Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
Consider it bought
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FranArtPage Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Student General Artist
this is soooooo cool! :D
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JoeFox63 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
where do you sell your art?
love this page!
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seangordonmurphy Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
essentialsequential.com but these pages sold a while ago.
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mikeyquig Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome is it all done on one big page or drawn seperatly on different pages then put together?
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:iconseangordonmurphy:
seangordonmurphy Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
Two pieces of paper stuck together.
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mikeyquig Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah I see good idea brilliant work to man :-)
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RaggedyAdams Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
Got my copy. Will post a link to my review when it goes up. :)
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djinn-world Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Awesome!
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el-douglas Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Gotta say you were big time right when you wrote that all the great drawn mechanics, tech and gear looks kick ass cool on comic pages... :thumbsup:
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AndersonBlackAdam Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
SO want this!
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barksodaverne Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
ok, I'm ordering it right now!!!!
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lightdark0123 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
My gosh, this should be top of the best comic ever.
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