Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Pop Art: Blade

One of my favorite discoveries at last weekend's HeroesCon was artist Shaun Ward, who contributed a sketch of Blade to my collection. Ward's got a really energetic style and a great sense of humor. If you browse though the art at his website you'll find a very subtle criticism of DC's on-going decision to make Robin younger and younger every time his origin is retold. My favorite might be the image of Batman defending an infant Robin in a cradle.

He's also got a creator-owned series in development that sounds incredibly fascinating (and make sure you check out his re-designs of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles here.)

Meanwhile, enjoy his take on Heath Ledger's Joker from The Dark Knight below.

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