Today I begin my serialized blog about the Rainblo-Batman Custom Comic, which I pencilled in the spring of 1994. Each day’s post will include the plot outline, the finished script (when I have it), my roughs, and my pencils. I can’t include images of the pages-as-published as I didn’t receive and have never seen them; I’m not certain if it was ever actually published, since I can find no trace of it anywhere on the internet. If anyone reading this has a copy of the published work, please contact me. If you give or sell me a copy, or send me scans of the published or finished artwork, I will incorporate them into future blog posts.
When I took this assignment, I was a staff storyboard artist on “Biker Mice From Mars”. I had less than a month to turn the job around, moonlighting on nights and weekends. I had to limit myself to handing in tight roughs, done in blue pencil. I vaguely remember being told that Mike DeCarlo would do the finished artwork.
Unfortunately, I lacked the foresight to make high quality colored copies of the blue pencils. My only record of the work are these low quality black and whites. Sigh.
I was working “Marvel Style” on this project; the plot outline shown here is all I had to work from. I definitely think I should have gotten co-writer credit. The dialogue script, as you can see, is by Mark Waid and Brian Augustyn. I assume that the plot was by the Editor, Daryl Edelman.