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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…

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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zane-degaine Oct 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Morgan! That's what I was thinking. Saw their booth at the LA Auto Show. Suuuuch nice cars. 
AlexTuis 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?
Love your style!!
CaioRob Sep 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Stunning double page as always! Very inspiring artwork, independent on the style!
EdMcGuinness Sep 9, 2013  Professional

freaking 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!

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:…
Thanks! I'll check it out!
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