Wednesday, January 9, 2013

BATGIRL! 1969 Original Comic Art by Gil Kane! DC Comics!

That's right! Yet another incredible piece of Gil Kane comic art, one from my own collection! Here is Gil's layout for a pulse-pounding page from a Batgirl strip! The famed red-haired tigress had a back-up series that ran for many years, and Gil was one of her main artists! This awesome art comes from 1969's DETECTIVE COMICS #389, and once again shows off Gil's great sense of anatomy, staging, and storytelling! Gil (and other artists) would often rough out the basic page layout like this, then light-box the art onto blank bristol board, finishing up the pencils there, with little erasing needed, thus keeping the board nice and clean! Click below to enlarge and compare!

Gil Kane's rough layouts (above, left), next to the final printed page (right), with Murphy Anderson inks!

BONUS! Click below to see the staggering '69 cover (by Neal Adams) that housed the above sensational story page!

BONUS BONUS! Click below to see me, posing proudly with the above oversized original comic art!

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