Friday, September 11, 2009

Cartoon Art for sale


Preliminary story sketches for "Two-Face" 1992, ink. $150 or best offer.

18 comments:

Rick Roberts said...

You worked on did work on Bruce Timm's first Bat series ? Awesome Jim. I know Lynne Naylor designed Renee Montoya and Poison Ivy. love the original series so much.

Jim Smith said...
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Nubian Greene said...

thats the most kick ass bats i've seen in a while

Jim Smith said...

Hey Rick, yes I did a storyboard freelance on the "Two-Face" episode part deaux. It was just after the R&S collapse. I like Batman in all his various identities.

Weirdo said...

That is so.... AWESOME! You draw an awesome Two-Face. That was one of my favorite cartoons as a kid (along with Ren & Stimpy). Thank you for posting this. It's beautiful and very manly. Top-notch.

Unfortunately, I have no money to buy it.

Rick Roberts said...

Jim, that's great you got on another show that revolutionized TV animation. Personally, my very favorite Bat stories were back in the 70's by Steven Engelheart and Denny O'Neill.

Jim Smith said...

It's amazing how many incarnations of this character have been introduced. It is a tribute to how much people love the concept. I just wish the morons in charge of the studios would have sense enough to take a chance on new stuff. (Ripping Friends - hint, hint). Another shameless plug.

Jim Smith said...

It would be cool to see an animated version of the Frank Miller take on Batman. Graphic and Hard-boiled.

Weirdo said...

They did a mini-version of Frank Miller's Batman in the later Batman animated series (where it became even more stylized and agular). However, a full film about it would be awesome.

Rick Roberts said...

Yes Weirdo, it was Legends of The Dark Knight in Batman: Gotham Knights.

Jim Smith said...

I know that the Dark Knight movies with Bale are trying to capture that vibe But Miller really went for it.

Rick Roberts said...

Personally I have never been a big fan of Miller's Batman but I do admire some of his ideas in THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS. For example, the Joker's state of hibernation during Batman's absence then is bizarre return ending with his own suicide.

ryan said...

you are such a great cartoonist

Weirdo said...

"Personally I have never been a big fan of Miller's Batman but I do admire some of his ideas in THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS. For example, the Joker's state of hibernation during Batman's absence then is bizarre return ending with his own suicide."

Yeah, that was pretty good. Frank Miller was a good writer. Somewhere along the line he seemed to go insane and now we have "All-Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder". Remember, he's the goddamn Batman.

Jim Smith said...

Thank you Ryan, I always though I was pretty good.

Jim Smith said...

Did anyone see the "Spirit"? I haven't yet but am curious.

Weirdo said...

I haven't seen "The Spirit" either, but from what I've seen and heard, he basically took Will Eisner's characters and put them into Sin City.

Jim Smith said...

Right on Eric, the trailer looked disturbing but this new style of movies is most intriguing.