Sunday, November 13, 2011
On Black Wings
And now I'm caught up.
The reason this took me a bit to get up, is that this was a little more involved than my previous catch-up pieces.
No, you're not crazy. You've never heard of The Black Raptor.
This is a self-serving piece, as I need it for my own comic, The Raptor (as you can guess, the antagonist of the story might be partially inspired by this made-up Golden Age hero). I hope that's not too much of a cheat.
As you can tell this is heavily inspired by All-American Comics, and the character himself is based on a bit of Batman (with gun!), Alan Scott Green Lantern, the Blackhawks, and The Red Cross.
A bit of a challenge trying to not drawn exactly like myself. I didn't totally succeed, but limiting my brush choices, and forcing some rendering choices helped.
May even do a Silver Age version of the character (and then gritty 80s version, and pouch-laden 90s, and... gritty Naughties reboot?).