One of my favorite comic artists who recently had
the fantastic opportunity to compose 4 issues of panel
drawings for Batman and Robin. The issues 13 - 16
featuring Irving's work combines some very powerful
iconic images of the Batman and Robin along side some
menacing beautiful drawings of the psychotic joker.
This Image was one of Irving's initial ideas for the
brief from Batman and Robin.. the title was simply
'an iconic image of Batman and Robin'. Irving's use
of strong rich colours such as the oranges and turquoise
blues which appear in the foreground and background
contrast with the blackness of Batman's cape and with the
soft yellow pastel colour of Robin's cape. This
symmetrical image not only screams 'iconic' but also Irving
is able to use his unique visual art style to capture the
elements of the twisted story.
The Jokers menacing character is brought to life
by Irving's sickeningly beautiful drawings. The Joker appears
most in issues 13 and 15. His dark threatening style allows
the Joker to take charge, especially in issue 15. Irving's use
of strong rich color portrays Jokers psychotic personality in
a way that amazes me. Irving been possibly one of my
favorite Batman and Robin artists in a long time.
Frazer Irving... You are my Idol.