Dustin Nguyen signs up for BATGIRL
Fri, 08/13/2010 - 8:49am
It’s Friday already? Whew. And we still have a bunch of news to unveil. It certainly hasn’t been a quiet week for the Bat-books here on The Source, so grab your coffee, because we’ve got another doozy for you.
If you read the headline, you know the gist of it --- BATMAN: STREETS OF GOTHAM artist Dustin Nguyen is taking over a new corner of the city as he moves over to be the regular artist on BATGIRL starting in November. The move pairs him with series writer Bryan Q. Miller.
And with a gracious hat tip to artist Lee Garbett, who did a masterful job with the series from its inception (and is moving on to more, top-secret stuff), we turn the mic over to Dustin and Bryan. Guys, what have you got in store?
“This is definitely going to be an exciting venture for me, besides the outline Bryan has for us, i'm just plain excited to be drawing Batgirl,” Nguyen said. “This latest incarnation of her has lots of the aesthetics of the original Babs that i love and some new ones. It'll take me some getting used to drawing a female in horns, but i'm looking forward to putting away the "mean and moody" for a while and kick in the ‘fun and sexy.’”
“Dustin's joining the team at JUST the right time, as BATGIRL: THE LESSON begins. Steph's world is going to get a smidge more gritty, a skosh more chaotic, and LOADS more dangerous - Dustin's the perfect man to help tell this tale! And, as an added bonus, Dustin's on the ground floor for the creation of Steph's very own gallery of rogues (So, there's that to look forward to, too!) Consider his cover to Batgirl #15 one of the last truly quiet moments our Batgirl is going to have for quite a while. But she's ready for it - you can tell from the look on her face. That's Steph for you -- always smiling!”
Sounds good – but let’s not forget, we have some art to show. Here’s a first look at the cover to BATGIRL #15, by Dustin.