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Continuing my current kick of my cute kids as superheroes. A small, technical artistic change — I tried coloring the lines for the first time. The other drawings have solid black outlines, while these are colored to match the fill. Its subtle, but I think its sort of makes it looks nicer.
I should really spend my free evenings focusing on our story . . .
Just so the legion of Ba-Nat fans can have some point of comparison, here’s the real life Ba-Nat: my daughter Angelica. My cousin Carl bought her a “My First Batman” book about a month ago, and ever since she’s been obsessed. She began demanding the “Ba-Nat” book every day, then became obsessed with the classic Adam West Batman TV Show. Then we bought her a Batman costume in anticipation of Holloween, but she saw it and has insisted on wearing it almost every day since.
I’m really enjoying drawing Angelica as “Ba-Nat.” Not only is it incredibly cute (I may be her biased dad and the illustrator, but I’m pretty sure its objectively true), but the simple lines and solid colors is a nice change from the pages I’ve been doing for “Voyages.” Also, splash pages and single-hero action-shots are always a lot easier to conceive and execute than an actual narrative.
I feel I’ve only been posting page updates and no new art. The start of the school year always throws me for a loop, and now I’m trying to cram this newly reawakened desire to draw in with all the other madness that comes with teaching high school English. But taking a break from both comic-booking and grading, I did this cartoon of my daughter, who is currently obsessed with “Ba-Nat.”