Friday, August 11, 2006

My brother and I would dress up like Batman and Robin as kids. At that time in my life - Batman was what I wanted to be when I grew up (so I could marry Batgirl). Taking our wardrobe cue off of the Batman TV show, we would find clothing in the house that would best match the costumes of the dynamic duo. Our best option for capes was to steal 2 of our dad's tank tops (which he didn't like) and wear them by placing our heads through both arm holes. The colors weren't exactly right - the Robin "cape" was a very puke-like yellow - but it didn't matter because we were transformed into superheros. The emblems were paper with tape on the back, and the utility belts were made of cardboard. Yes - I did wear underwear on the outside of my pajamas. Those were good times.

9 Comments:

Blogger Baron said...

Did you ever manage to come up with some theme music? lol, amazing work Dave!

6:53 AM  
Blogger Don Dixon's Blog said...

This came out great! the reflection in the mirror is a great touch in showing how you and ur bro saw each other! Great storytelling device for one illustration.

7:28 AM  
Blogger Kurt Kanellos said...

Wonderful! I really like how thrilled you and your brother look. It's a great slice-of-life, and another strong piece of artwork.

By the way, you forgot to flop the bat symbol in the mirror image... ahem.

7:36 AM  
Blogger Jeff Williams said...

Awesome, Dave. I too wanted to be Batman. Still do.

8:26 AM  
Blogger Marshall Bock said...

I, too, wanted to be Batman. And Superman. And Spiderman. I love the makeshift costumes: construction paper, cardboard, and Skotch tape. Certainly a staple of childhood. Your dad in the background looks sufficiently disturbed. Great line variation in this piece: the thicks and thins work great!

10:38 AM  
Blogger Kevin Barber said...

I hate superheroes. They are stoopid.

11:07 AM  
Blogger Jav said...

nice! I too played "Batman" with my older brother... At the time he was able to shove my face into the ground and make me eat dirt, so by natural selection he was Batman...
Thanks Darwin!

11:08 AM  
Blogger Shanzilla said...

That robin costume reminds me of the one i saw at the Wizard world convention. Except it was a grown man with spray painted green whitey tights on the out side of spandex. Not as cute.
I like the dad in the bacground, a nice little touch.

2:01 PM  
Blogger boob said...

Your brother got the shaft.

I used to pretend I was Swamp Thing and cover myself in shoelaces.

There's no joke there.

Love the extra thick parts of the line work. Real nice. Great attention to details like the hair in front of the masks and Robin's fish scales. I really like the marigold color too. Yes, marigold.

7:21 PM  

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