Gallery Spotlight: Clayface and Killer CrocApril 7, 2013
I don’t normally view Character Portraits as companion pieces, but these two for Clayface and Killer Croc have a similar visual structure: each character comprises only half the visual space, the story being less their physical bodies than their reaction to what’s on the other half of the screen.
Matt Hagen as Clayface viewing an old movie poster – Matt Hagen as Grant Gifford in Advocate for Love. (“Spirited but derivative” -Roger Ebert, Metropolis Sun Times)
When I introduced Matt in Blueprints I borrowed an amusing character bit from Simon Brett’s Charles Paris. Whenever he remembers a role he played, he mentally recites one or two of the reviews. I had forgotten that we alluded to this with his character portrait, quoting none other than Roger Ebert. RIP to that greatest of rarities, a critic we could all respect.