written by Grant Morrison – penciled by Tony Daniel
I always love it when a story is so convoluted that upon completing a reading of said story you are not quite sure what happened. This is essentially the way I felt when I finished Batman R.I.P. The only thing to do when this happens is to perform a quick search of wikipedia with the terms “Batman R.I.P.,” and read wiki’s account of what happened. With the help of Mr. wiki, the fuzzy elements of the story began to come into focus.
The most frustrating part of the whole story is this, Batman doesn’t really die in Batman R.I.P., he dies in Final Crisis. In the deluxe edition of R.I.P., parts of the Final Crisis story are included as an addition at the end, but they don’t really fit with the story just told. Those unaccustomed with the ins and outs of Batman and D.C. universe are especially going to leave scratching their heads. Like I said, “convoluted.” I will say that apart from all the Final Crisis nonsense, the R.I.P. story itself was pretty decent. Not amazing. At times predictable (e.g. – Jezebel Jet’s betrayal of Batman), but decent. As a writer, I think Grant Morrison is pretty good, but I appreciate Tony Daniel’s penciling work more. His dark renderings of the Joker are especially cool.
Overall this graphic novel is “meeeeeehhhhhhh.” But I am interested to see what all has happened since R.I.P. (I haven’t read much Batman in a year, so I’m behind, and looking forward to catching up).
I dabble in graphic design under the moniker Bearded Man Studio. Eventually I’m going to have a site completely devoted to that endeavor, but in the mean time I’ve gone ahead and created a few pages on this site to better showcase my portfolio. I’m a self proclaimed non-expert; however, I do enjoy creating things and listening to Underoath. If for no other reason than that, Bearded Man exists. If you need any design work for graphics or web, shoot me an email and we’ll talk. email@example.com
Logos & Branding
Series & Events
Posters & Print
These are a couple of recent tee designs I did for Making Malorie
BTW – Making Malorie has been writing some new tunes that are really great, can’t wait for them to get some of them recorded.
I guess you could say that I’m mostly a hobbiest graphic designer. I make a little money here and there and I do a bunch of stuff for my church, but mostly I just want to learn and have fun. These are 4 graphic designers / companies that I find inspiring.
Action Hero Design
Pixel Peach Studio
Click on the logos to check out the websites, and let me know what designers inspire you.
Like No Other Logo
Tee Shirt Design #1 (I did a version of this in dark grey that looked really good as well)
Tee Shirt Design #2
This is some design work I did for some a camp that some of my buddies are putting on. The job included the creation of a logo, t-shirt, and promotional poster. I was given a fair amount of freedom in the direction of the design and I decided to incorporate a Lion because of it’s messianic symbolism. Jesus is the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, our Savior, and He is like no other.