Comics Professionals Draw Batman With Their Eyes Closed, And It Is Glorious [SDCC 2013]
Each year at Comic-Con, amidst all the chaos, there’s one moment that stands out. It’s a significant moment that, even if you don’t witness it, you remember exactly where you were and what you were doing when you heard it happened. And while I’ve not taken any kind of formal survey, I feel confident saying that this year, that unforgettable moment happened when writer Christopher Yost closed his eyes and drew Batman with a giant set of balls.
Inspired by the website Blind as a Bat, artist Olly Moss approached a bunch of industry friends at Comic-Con with a task: close your eyes, pick up a marker, and draw Batman. Among those who stepped up to the challenge were Becky Cloonan, Mark Chiarello, Jock, Jhonen Vasquez, Duncan Jones, Mark Buckingham, and many more, and the results are amazing. You can check out a few examples, including Yost’s masterpiece, below.
Jock — Artist
Jhonen Vasquez — Cartoonist
Brett Lewis — Writer
Duncan Jones — Director
Will Dennis — Editor, Vertigo/DC Comics
Mark Chiarello — Artist, DC Comics VP Art Direction & Design
Christopher Yost — Writer
Eric Garza — Designer at Mondo
Tyler Hutchison — Cartoonist
Lisa Hanawalt – Artist
Mark Buckingham — Artist
Becky Cloonan – Artist
Craig Kyle — Producer of Thor and Thor: The Dark World
Olly Moss – Artist
Ben Mekler – Ruin the Internet
For more, head over to Olly Moss’ tumblr.