Kelley Jones is a lot of fun to ink.
When I received this piece from Kelley to complete for our client, it was all I could do not to jump on it and start inking.
However … work was upon me, so I had to set this beauty aside and wait, and wait, and wait some more. Finally I found time to start it and got an email from the person who had requested and paid for this commission.
There is a lot more back story to this piece and how the person who commissioned it almost had to pull out of the purchase.
So in the weeks following his contact with me about the problem, I was trying to find a ‘new’ buyer without any success.
My feeling is this is one of the most powerful and dramatic Batman pieces that Kel and I have done! That’s saying a lot, as we’ve done some good ones over the years we’ve worked together, and the commissions we’ve done the past few years.
Look for a full-color version soon!