Conan O’Brien and Pierre Bernard Redesign DC’s Superheroines
Last week, talk show host Conan O’Brien took advantage of his new relationship with Warner Brothers (the parent company of DC Comics) and paid a visit to WB’s animation studio where the legendary Bruce Timm designed a super-hero based on Conan himself. Last night, we got the second part of his visit — and this time, he brought Pierre Bernard with him.
If you’ve been a fan of Conan’s shows for a while, you probably already familiar with Bernard, a graphic designer for Conan as well as his old gigs at Late Night and The Tonight Show. He’s also a pretty big comics fan, as evidenced by the “Recliner of Rage” segments he starred in on Late Night that saw him, and I quote, “furious” over Marvel’s decision to cancel their line of paperback novels about the X-Men and the problems with the Justice League Unlimited action figures. This time, Bernard’s rage was channeled into more constructive uses (sort of) during a visit with WB Animation Director Peter Girardi, in which he suggested a few redesigns for their versions of Wonder Woman and other DCU super-heroines. Catch the full clip after the jump!
While Bernard’s designs may not have made it through to the next round of DCU animated projects, there’s still a lot of potential here — specifically in Bernard himself. Seriously, if we don’t get at least a “Recliner of Rage” short film on their next DVD release, this’ll be the biggest wasted opportunity in years.