Friday, April 8, 2011
Photobooth Fridays, No. 23
Above is my first comic photo reference picture ever!
Okay, not really. But I found this picture amidst a bunch of my old comics, and just had to post it. The photo dates back to 1992, when I was just a wee little nerd. At the time, there was a grand opening of a local department store in my hometown, and its owners thought it a good idea to inaugurate such an occasion by hiring a guy to dress up like Spider-man. There he handed out free Spidey comics and posed for photos.
I have no idea why they placed him in the patio furniture area of the store.
Also, nerd note: Batman Returns had just come out that year, and I was a HUGE fan, hence my wearing a Batman t-shirt. 'Spider-man' was not pleased about this, and proceeded to give me a hard time, making sure to obscure Michael Keaton's face for our photo.
Okay, enough reminiscing. Here's a look at some art from two recent Spider-man and Batman stories I worked on, respectively.