Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 249

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

BATMAN: BLACK & WHITE #5, page 4. 2013.
Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board, 11 × 17″.

Batman: Black & White #5 comes out today (you can see a preview here) and features an 8-page story written by Ivan Brandon, penciled (and toned) by myself, and inked by my very own father, Joe Rivera. It felt really good to get back into sequential work and it was a blast working with Ivan, who I've known for many years, but never collaborated with — hoping we get to do it again this year.

I can't lie, folks — it was a friggin' dream-come-true to draw the Caped Crusader. Hell of a way to start the new year.

I'm pretty sure this is how Batman dresses at home.

inks by my Dad
blue-line print of my pencils

pencils over digital sketch
digital sketch


  1. Awesome art!!!, I love the onomatopoeia in the grappling gun

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  3. Hey Paolo,
    I am glad to see your getting sequential work and I hope it continues. That isn’t my whole reason for the post though, I wanted to ask if in the future could you post how you get your drawing board (that is made out of galvanized steel) attached to your table. I know you said it was with a series of binder clips but I didn’t understand the combination. I really like the idea. Also, instead of using galvanized steel I’ve been trying to do it with an over-sized white board if that changes anything. Any who, thanks for the post, you make Bruce look a lot better than what I’ve seen lately.

  4. Thanks, guys!

    Robert: I need to just shoot a video. The problem is it's really not that great of a solution — I should just build something that is more sturdy, but I'm always too lazy because the one I've got sorta works. All that being said, I'll post it, hopefully in the next few weeks. (People have been asking me for this for a while.)

  5. This Batman page looks great. I gotta pick up a copy of the issue.


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