Friday, November 18, 2016

Rainblo-Batman Custom Comic, pg 1

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.

1 comment:

JD said...

Hey Brad, a fellow comic fan directed me to your blog. I actually just listed a copy of this odd book for sale on ebay for cheap. Not sure if you will see this comment sooner or later, but just wanted to reach out if you are still looking for a copy.

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