Frazer Irving on The Return of Bruce Wayne
Tue, 02/08/2011 - 11:07am
[Note: To celebrate the release of BATMAN: THE RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE DELUXE EDITION – now available in comic shops and book stores everywhere – we’ve asked the artists on each chapter to give us a few words on what it was like to work with Grant Morrison to adapt one of the world’s greatest superheroes to different periods of history. Keep watching The Source throughout the day for more from these spectacular artists!]
Frazer Irving, artist on THE RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE, PART II: UNTIL THE END OF TIME:
"Making Bruce Wayne fit into the mould of a puritan adventurer wasn't too difficult...the self-righteous, single-minded attributes I always saw in Batman fit in quite well with the fictionalized puritan world Grant had cooked up. I'd had some brushes with this period before, and had done a small amount of research which consisted mainly of other works of modern fiction set in the same era, which I felt would be more in keeping with the dramatic tone of the series. To me, the most important aspect of the job (aside from the deadline) was capturing the eerie flavour of a man out of time, adrift in some strange world he thinks he knows but knows he doesn't...the colours jumped from hot to cold, panels were shrouded in dark confusing details, the outfit Wayne wore was an almost direct copy of the important men around him yet he wore unusual pouches almost like he was compelled to do at least One Thing different..."
- Frazer Irving