Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Set the controls for NOIR Junior Jolters.  JOLTIN JOHNNY is back in the land of the Bat.  Beginning with issue 14 of BATMAN: STREETS OF GOTHAM, inks on the TWO FACE back-ups will be slung by HIM WHAT JOLTS!

For the first time in my career as an ink-slinger, I've been asked to add a dash of my own personality to the pencillers work.  Up until now, my approach has been to try and crawl inside the pencillers brain-pan- to think like they do- to ink like they do.   Being a man of unequaled modesty, your Uncle Jolty felt this was the most natural approach to take.

Now don't go thinking the penciller on the book is some kind of artistic cripple, who needs fixing by the hands of this ever so humble ink-slingin' genius.  No sirree mam!  The penciller of said TWO FACE back-up is Mr. Ramon Bachs.  He's drawn books by just about every publisher on this green Earth.  He and my Joltin' Self have even worked together on a couple of big-time Marvel Blockbusters.  So, get it straight.  Senor Bachs ( he's one a them Spaniard types ) is a top flight doodler of doodles. 

There was no redrawing involved- just the spotting of the odd black and the adding of textures.  Your Uncle Jolty went a little dry-brush nutty.  Here's what they look like.  

1 comment:

  1. Holy dry brush, Batman, that ink's taken on a life of its own! Having seen these pages in person, I can attest to how utterly well-crafted and uber-noirish they are. Effects like the sloughing "decay halo" surrounding the less-than-desirable side of Harvey's face are why Joltin' Johnny is the idol of millions of Junior Jolters. Congrats, J.J.L.!