Friday, 11 September 2009

The next Batman & Robin artist is...

A new Batman & Robin artist has been announced to follow Phillip Tan’s arc on the title. The person in question is Cameron Stewart, who has previously worked on CATWOMAN and Vertigo’s SEAGUY.

I thought I wasn’t familiar with Stewarts work but after a quick look on the net for more of his previous stuff it turns out that his was the artist on The Other Side series by Jason Aaron. If you haven’t read it it’s a great Vietnam story about the horrors of war and the effect it has on soldiers, and more importantly here, it’s a really nice looking book. There is some fantastic haunting imagery in the book as the soldiers are constantly hallucinating and experiencing some frightening scenes. So basically I’m pleased with this news. Morrison obviously likes working with Stewart as they are already collaborating on Seaguy, so no doubt Morrison will write to Stewart’s strengths and hopefully the serious will continue strong. A cover sketch for Batman & Robin by Stewart can be seen above.

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