Wednesday, March 18, 2009

And for my next trick...Batman!

I've finally been given the green light to announce my next big project, hinted at in my last post. So, starting in May this year I'll be working on a "high-end Batman project" for DC. I can't say at this time who'll be writing it suffice to say that I'm extremely exited to be working with him/her and can't wait to start.
My ambition at DC was always to work on something "special", not a monthly or small one shots but a book of significance, a book that might keep selling way after it's publication. Something I could sink my teeth into, something I could be proud of. This, my friends is that book. So give me a few weeks and I'll tell you all about it!

20 comments:

Gary Fitzgerald said...

cool beans.. looking forward to it....

Antonio said...

Ha!
Nice one, Dave. Go for it!

Mark said...

"Him/her"? So it's a transexual? Pre-op or post-op? A hermaphrodite? Dammit, can't think of any hermaphrodite comic writers. Except a couple of dudes/whatever, but they're under exclusive contracts at Marvel.

Roy_v_Beck said...

Well, well so are you gonna create a creative graphic novel like "Joker"? Your "Arkham Asylum" was really cool, and now you could also team-up with Alan Grant and create serious, dark story.
And as I can see in that picture, it's gonna be really vicious, so good luck.

jon haward said...

bat-tastic bud!!, very pleased to see your drawing batty, looking forward to seeing how it will take shape .
best
jon

Randall Ensley said...

Congratulations!

Rol said...

Excellent! It'll be great to see you back on Bats.

Kevin Levell said...

Sign me up for a front row bat-seat. Good news!

D.TAYLOR said...

Thanks for the support guys! Much appreciated.

Mark...ok ok! It's a man and not one of those configurations you mention!

Dylan said...

Nice one Dave, can't wait to see some sneak peeks on the blog. That lttle pic above is great!

D.TAYLOR said...

Cheers Dylan. That image is taken from Legends of The Dark Knight #100, the second book DC ever published that wasn't inked. (the first being part of a Sandman story)

Pete Wells said...

Brilliant news Dave, congratulations! I hope you can still fit plenty of 2000AD work in there, sleep and food are very over-rated thngs you know!

Lee Townsend said...

Congrats Dave, looking forward to seeing more! love the Bat sketch to!

I. N. J. Culbard said...

Holy cow!

I. N. J. Culbard said...

I have to confess, I keep coming back just to look at this image. I am in love! Reminds me a little of the work of Frederic Dorr Steele.

D.TAYLOR said...

I hear your confession Ian, you are forgiven. ;)

I should clear this up...the image is from issue 100 of Legends of the Dark Knight and shows how I'll be approaching this new project.

Anonymous said...

I was reminded of your amazing art by your recently reprinted Robin story from Legends of the Dark Knight. Very excited to see you coming back to Batman.

D.TAYLOR said...

Thanks so much Anon, very kind words indeed. More on the subject coming very soon...

smoky man said...

great Batman. Very moody.

From Sardinia, Italy
smok!

Dale said...

Congrats Dave !

Glad to see you back in American comcis. I was going through some old Shadow of the Bat issues recently and thought to myself "I wish Dave Taylor was doing Batman" Seriously !!

Welcome back