Posts Tagged ‘character portrait’

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Gallery Spotlight: The Mad Hatter

April 30, 2013
Character portrait of Jervis Tetch, the Mad Hatter

“Calloo-Callay, I’m screwed I say.” -Jervis Tetch, Something Borrowed

Jervis Tetch, aka The Mad Hatter in Batman’s crime files, Gossip Gertie at the Iceberg Lounge.
Jervis’s most memorable appearance involved his Aunt Maud coming to Gotham. Auntie didn’t know he was a criminal and Jervis didn’t want her to find out. Zany hijinx ensued.
More recently in Comedy of Errors we saw inside his lair:

It wasn’t even the chess piece furniture that bothered Oswald, it was how… nice everything was. Meticulously clean, small and dainty ornaments arranged neatly in rows on the mantelpiece or in little groupings on the end tables, the whole place smelling faintly of blueberry jam… When all was said and done, it was a lot creepier than Jonathan Crane’s. The Scarecrow had skulls covered in corn husks hanging off little hooks. This place smelled like blueberry jam. It conjured images of some sweet old lady’s cabin you come upon in a childhood fairytale when you’re lost in the woods. She invites you in, since it’ll be getting dark soon, and has some homemade cookies just coming out of the oven. Before you know where you are, she’s after you with a hatchet wanting to bake you into a pie.

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Gallery: Joker v Joker (Cause Why Not?)

March 12, 2013

I’m not saying Psycho McHappypants was jealous of the unprecedented attention Harley Quinn received in yesterday’s Gallery Spotlight, I’m just saying that in addition to all the new pictures going up in the fan art gallery, we also unveiled a brand new Joker character portrait – replacing the old one because it had, well, uh… it had some really unfortunate framing with his arm and the hyena.  He liked it, I didn’t, I’m the real person and I win.

Rather than featuring it in the usual way, I thought a little compare and contrast was called for.  So, in the spirit of yesterday’s Harley v. Harley…

Joker by Selina Enriquez

Joker by Selina Enriquez

While many readers enjoyed Joker’s earliest appearances in Fun & Games and Something Old, it is Cat-Tale #60: Don’t Fear the Joker which was voted his best appearance, no doubt because of the spin he put on other rogues’ themes.

Joker in the Ha-Hacienda

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Gallery Spotlight: Jonathan Crane

March 1, 2013

I never expected to begin rolling out the new character portraits with Scarecrow.  He’s not a major character in the Tales, and he’s not anyone’s favorite Batman villain.  (Okay, unless Cillian Murphy is involved and that’s another conversation entirely.)  But his portrait came out so beautifully, and they do say to begin with your second best and end with your best, so…

Jonathan Crane, the Scarecrow, at Flay Hall, Hudson University

“You cannot truly say you have looked into the face of fear until you have heard William Shatner sing.” – Jonathan Crane, The Gotham Post

Jonathan Crane at his favorite institution of higher learning: Flay Hall, Hudson University.

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Character Portrait: Binky Sherborn

September 22, 2012

Selina’s UES neighbor Binky Sherborn, known to newcomers from the Gotham-After-Dark viral, is the last of the Original Character Portraits currently in the Cat-Tales Gallery.

Binky Sherborn

Binky Sherborn

Long-term readers met Binky in Perennials:
“One of Binky’s more amusing snobberies was that she counted her visits to certain places: She could tell you exactly how many events she had attended at Wayne Manor, how many times she dined at the Finn’s, how often she had seen Prince Charles play polo, and she could tell you exactly how many times she had been inside the Bristol Country Club.”

And if it sounds like Binky is the best neighbor a practicing jewel thief could ask for, you’re right…
Binky was a trip.  I could go down to Raoul’s cart for a cappuccino, run into her in the elevator and walk away with three or four prime Catwoman targets by the time we reached her floor:  A new Galanos dress?  Oh, of course, for the Wayne benefit next week!  I simply must remember to get the rubies out of the safe deposit box, mustn’t I.  I guess I’ll just keep them out since the Winthrop’s party is only a few days later.  Did you hear the Ravels are finally splitting?  She’s hiding assets, doesn’t want him to know she owns a Cézanne…

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Character Portrait: Doris

September 21, 2012
Character Portrait: Doris

Doristraction

What was it The Riddler said about the Puzzle that couldn’t be solved? In Cat-Tales, we call her Doris.

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Character Portrait: Kittlemeier

September 20, 2012
Kittlemeier

Kittlemeier

It’s been more than 20 years since Joker saw Batman rappelling out of danger with the grapnel gun out of legend and asked aloud “Where does he get those wonderful toys?”  Cat-Tales readers know the answer.  Do you?

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Character Portrait: Dr. Leland Bartholomew

September 19, 2012
Dr. Leland Bartholomew at Arkham Asylum

Dr. Leland Bartholomew at Arkham Asylum

Dr. Leland Bartholomew, Arkham staffer. He may not be the most dashing figure in these portraits, but he’s Joker’s psychiatrist, and when he sees that Dirty Jobs show on cable, he laughs and laughs, points at the TV and slaps his thigh at what they’re calling crappy jobs. “That Mike Rowe guy is such a pussy!”

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