Artist Rafael Albuquerque on Batman

Newsarama talked yesterday to Rafael Albuquerque very briefly on his upcoming work in Batman while doing an interview focused on American Vampire .

Nrama: Your collaboration with him led to the work you’re doing on Batman for the back-up stories. You said you change your art style for different stories. How would you describe the style you’re using for the back-up stories you’re doing for Batman?

Albuquerque: It’s pretty similar to what I have done in American Vampire. Regular inking for the present story in issue #8, and then washes for the flashbacks in issues #9, #10 and #11.

Nrama: What’s your approach to telling the story of the Pennyworth family and their connection to the Court of Owls? Can you talk about what your thoughts were on the characters as you developed them?

Albuquerque: It’s situated at the end of ’70s, early ’80s, so I looked for inspiration in movies from these decades. I watched, again, Taxi Driver, The Candidate and others, just to get the feel that these movies have. Maybe the angles, timing and of course vestiments were inspired by that, as much as I could. For the Talon design, I just tried to follow the path that Greg Capullo has created.

Source – Newsarama

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I'm a BIG Batman fan. Back in the day I would write scripts and get my friends together to make Batman movies. From real Batman suits to a wide collection of Batman stuff from over the years I have never have grown up when it comes to Batman. I go to Comic cons and dress up in full Batman (Nashville's Dark Knight) gear and hang out with fellow comic fans and take pictures. Hanging out with friends is always a blasty blast when they can find the time or when I can. I'm a big movie buff or at least a little buff lol. I love the extreme activities. White water rafting, playing paintball, just about anything I can get into. I have been in a few different kinds of Martial arts. Sometimes I go hunting on the family farm but its rare. When I lived in Bell Buckle I was on the BBVFD for about 5 years --------------------------------------------------------------------------------