Georges Jeanty on The Return of Bruce Wayne
Tue, 02/08/2011 - 1:00pm
[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!]
Georges Jeanty, artist on THE RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE, PART IV: DARK KNIGHT, DARK RIDER:
"Getting to work on a Batman project, any Batman project, is a dream of any artist worth his weight. I'm no different. Batman Editor Mike Marts and I have long been friends and when he told me there was the possibility of doing some Batman work I jumped around as giddy as a school girl (in private of course, you just don't do that sort of ting in public). I wasn't immediately familiar with the project, but when Mike mentioned some writer named Grant Morrison was writing the series, I may have fainted (again in private). After coming too, I took to drawing my issue with no small enthusiasm, little did I know of the all the more surprises which awaited me. Not only was I drawing Batman, but it was a western and it involved Jonah Hex! In the same book! I immediately went out and played the lottery thinking that I was going to win big because I was just so lucky!(I did not win). What really did it for me was finding out that I was working on a series with a fine compliment of artists that I couldn't have handpicked them better myself. I am humbled to be in such great company. I'm a fan of everyone on this series, and there I am nuzzled in between. Reading all this, it should come as no great surprise that the Return of Bruce Wayne series was a treat I could never have hoped for!"
- Georges Jeanty