So today is Batman Day.
And rather than elaborate on my love of the character, I'm actually going to share an incredibly lame and horrifying story...but one that, in the end, still attests to how much Batman has inspired me to some extent.
This is something that I would never, in a million years, recommend that anyone ever do.
It's crazy. It's absurd. It's the kind of stupid, ridiculous, hair-brained nonsense that, really, only I am probably capable of.
So back when I was in high school, around 10th grade, I could not talk to girls to save my life. At all. Still kind of can't? Maybe? Oh, things are better now than back then...but anyway.
So instead of talking to girls like a normal person...I, in my profound wisdom, thought that drawing superheroes was a thing that could work. If anything, an icebreaker?
Boy, this is lame...buy this isn't the end of the story. Here's the short version:
In 10th grade, I spent about two weeks I guess...drawing one picture of Batman for every member of our school's drill team.
That means, like...I think it was 73? 74 pieces? All on pretty sizeable sketch paper, fully inked and colored. And different versions of Batman... movies, comic books, animated series...Kingdom Come Batman, Knightfall Batman, Frank Miller Batman, you name it.
I drew 70 plus pictures of Batman and put them in a giant envelope and put it where the team practiced after school.
There. In hindsight, that's probably one of...if not the...most embarrassing, mortifying things I've ever done. I was a shy kid, I had no idea what I was thinking, if I was thinking at all.
But now, 13 years later, I can choose to take it as an important lesson that reading and watching and loving Batman gave to me.
And that is to have the courage and the strength of will to do something. No matter how dumb it is.
And that's my Batman story for Batman Day.
Here's a Val Kilmer Batman I drew 10 years ago to go with it.
Hoy es el día de Batman...
Por 77 años, las hazañas del Caballero de la Noche han sido contadas en cómics, películas, animaciones y videojuegos. Eso significa que durante casi ocho décadas, no ha existido un sólo momento en el que no se crearan historias fantásticas del personaje, con muchos grandes nombres -como Bill Finger, Dennis O’Neil, Frank Miller, Tim Burton, Paul Dini, Christopher Nolan, entre otros- detrás de estas.
Este ya es el tercer año en que se ha festejado el evento, que tuvo origen cuando el enmascarado cumplió 75 años de haber llegado a este mundo. DC Entertainment decidió crear una tradición, uniendo fuerzas con miles de tiendas de historietas, librerías y hasta escuelas para realizar varias festividades junto a los fans del protector de Gotham City.
I seriously cant wait to put this thing together. Probably more excited then my nephew lmao. All I have left is the trim and then to seal it and BAM!! Baby bat bed will be complete. Makes me wish I paid way more attention in shop cause I would totally do this for a living #batman#paintjob#batmanforever