Wednesday, November 4, 2009


After mentioning on another one of my blogs that, every time I go to a comic con, I come this close to buying a bootleg of the complete Batman TV series on DVD, a friend of mine generously made copies of his set and sent it to me. Holy Generosity!

This is the first time I've seen these shows in years, and it's been a lot of fun watching them over again. As a kid, I absolutely ate the show up--I couldn't get enough of it. It wasn't until I was around 11 or 12 or so when I realized, "Hey...I think this show is supposed to be funny." I feel like it was that moment I became a man.

So while I'm watching the shows, one after the other, I got a hankerin' to draw the Adam West Batman. When I do that, I always try and make him as cool looking as possible--there's something about transforming the purposely-goofy looking version of the character into the more "serious" Grim Avenger of the Night take that I get a kick out of.


Craig Zablo said...

Well done, sir!

Sean Tiffany said...

Beautiful piece, Robbo! I love the basic red and black color scheme on a character we're used to seeing in blues and grays. Great job!

Orin's dad said...

Awesome pic Rob. Adam West at his best! Would love to see your take on some of the villians as well. Especially Julie Newmar...
Enjoy the show!

rob! said...

Thanks guys!


I did do a portrait of the Mad Hatter, which you can see here.

...but yeah, I should give the other villains a shot, they're so cool looking.

Orin's dad said...

Very cool pic of David Wayne as the MH. I dig it!