The summer movie season is about to begin and definitely one of the most anticipated flicks is The Dark Knight Rises. Fans have been talking about Christopher Nolan’s third and final Batman film for years, and now we’re only about three months away from opening day – July 20. Entertainment Weekly has published its Summer Movie Preview, and Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway grace the cover.
The issue is packed with info on TDKR. Check out the quote below from Hathaway, who plays Selina Kyle/Catwoman.
“I had to physically transform,” says Hathaway, calling from London, where she’s currently shooting Les Misérables with Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe. “Chris sat me down at the beginning and said, ‘Joseph Gordon-Levitt did all of his own fighting in Inception. That one zero-gravity fight? He trained for two months.’ I basically left his office and went to the gym and just came out about five minutes ago.”
I just discovered the site of the veteran comicbook artist, Eddy Newell, and I wanted to share a few of my favorite pieces with you. I’m a big fan of the “realistic” style of superhero art, and that’s what I love about these images. The way Newell depicts every little detail of the costumes and every battle scar, these almost seem like portraits of real people. This is just a sample of what Newell has on his site. Click HERE to see more.
From Newell’s bio -
“The artist is Eddy Newell, who has created comic art for many different publishers, including DC, Marvel, and Image Comics, since 1989. He is best known for his work on DC Comics BLACK LIGHTNING, and various Moonstone Books comics and covers, which include art for the WEREWOLF THE APOCALYPSE series of books. Eddy is currently at work on the CAMELOT FOREVER mini-series for Skystorm Studio, and a new SABRE story for Desperado Publishing.”
I just read this great article on Core 77 about the art of cutaway illustration – including the masterful work of the Das brothers and Roger Stewart. The detail and imagination in these pieces is simply amazing. Click on the image for the whole story.