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The Killing Joke portfolio piece (pencils and inks)


#1

So for my first post I thought I’d have a go at an Alan Moore script…

With my portfolio looking low on superhero sequentials I was looking for a script I hadn’t read to draw, and lo and behold I found the first 12 pages of Alan Moore’s Batman: The Killing Joke script.

I thought this would be an incentive to finally getting round to reading it and a cool way of celebrating the recent anniversaries of Batman and the Joker.

So here are pages 1-8. Thanks go of course to Alan Moore and Brian Bolland.

All feedback welcome!

I’d love to see these coloured so any colourists who fancy having a go please let me know.

Ross


#2

These look good and such a brilliant idea. We learn music by playing tunes put together by the greats. Why not learn comics by copying the masters? I heard that some writers start out taking a perfect script, like Casablanca, and typing it up word for word from the original draft. It’s a brilliant way of deconstructing it and figuring out why it was put together this way.

MM


#3

Have we ever seen any Mark Millar scripts in Millarworld publications? Can’t remember off top of my head.


#4

Hunter Thompson used to claim he once copied the Great Gatsby just to see what writing perfect words felt like,

Very nice job.


#5

Great work!


#6

Thanks very much guys! More soon I hope!