Here is a rare item, I've recently encountered, featuring Catwoman in her golden age costume. This was made in Japan by the Price Import Co., from ceramic/porcelain. It measures about 8" tall and the figure appears to be handpainted, while the other graphics are appliques. There is a turn wheel underneath to play the music.
Here is a video of the Batman and Robin video in use
The Brave and the Bold has been a fun series and its so great to Catwoman's vintage costume make a return. Catwoman has made many appearances on Brave and the Bold, but this scene from the Friday, November 6th, 2009 episode is special. I'm hoping to see a Catwoman toy soon!
This Silver age cover is a grail for me - showcasing Catwoman's 2nd Silver Age cover and her 4th Silver Age appearance, and I was so pleased to find the original artist recreating his classic covers. Its signed by both penciler Carmine Infantino and inker Frank McLaughlin, and came with a letter of authenticity from Carmine. These golden/silver age greats are currently listing some recreations on ebay, under ID ehols, and on theartistschoice.com. Carmine picked this cover and penciled it in June, Frank inked it and his daughter is assisting them by listing in ebay. A huge thanks goes out to Erin for this gift, and for getting her dad (Frank) to pose for his pic!
And here's my pic of Carmine, when I have the pleasure to meet him in New York.
Actually... Catwomen. Jordi worked on Batman Black & White with Howard Chaykin, featuring Catwoman in World War II era Gotham City. The piece below is an upcoming addition to my gallery! Having a Catwoman piece is an absolute Grail for me, and even though it's taken me 3 years to arrange a commission (long story for another time...) when Miguel announced a couple months ago that he was arranging commissions for Jordi, I jumped at the chance! This piece is actually a more detailed panel recreation from the Batman story. I love the Bernet-smile she has, Jordi's women are always perfection!
Miguel Angel Dominguez helps Jordi with his art sales, and was able to help me commission this piece - thanks Miguel! Check out M's gallery for great art for sale from Alfonso Azpiri and Jordi Bernet! Here's a few more of my favs from his gallery...
Now this is what I'm talking about! Neil Gaiman and Andy Kubert rocked Batman with the first of two oversized issues that cap Batman's life, including a gorgeous look back at Selina and Batman's relationship through the years.
Here are a few preview pages from early in Batman 686. This issue show cases Catwoman and Alfred, with a reimagining of Catwoman's first appearance, to her turning over a new leaf and teaming-up with Batman.
Wow, what an issue! I can't wait for the conclusion!
My New York Comic Con experience was a dazzling experience! I got to meet the afore mentioned people: Bruce Timm, Dean Yeagle, Kevin Maguire, and Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez. Plus, I met Dave Gibbons and Gene Colan and saw so many inspirational creators, like Brian Bolland, Jerry Robinson, Carmine Infantino, etc. Gene and Adrienne Colan took my sketchbook and promised a take home Catwoman commission for me.
Check out my pics here, including my Catwoman sketches from the show.
Its a new year and a new convention season. In a couple weeks I'll be attending the New York Comic Con and I'm already planning my attack. As always, I'll be on the lookout for Catwoman original art and be requesting Catwoman sketches from the guests.
Some of the guests rating highly on my list are Bruce Timm, Darwyn Cooke, Dean Yeagle, Kevin Maguire, and Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez.
Also, this week I was shocked(!) to find a blog by Larry Welz, underground artist and creator of Cherry Poptart. I hope he accepts commissions, because he would do a wonderful Catwoman!