April 6, 2011
BATMAN WALLPAPERS - Inspired by the Art of Alex Toth
For this week's "Wacky Wallpaper Wednesday" I'm proud to say that the artwork for these 2 Batman Wallpaper Backgrounds were supplied by a friend to the Bat-Blog named Tom DeRosier. He said that when drawing them he was being inspired by the Comic Book Art of Alex Toth. Looking at them I can totally see the influence, especially the "painted brushstroke" black line. Toth worked in comics, on & off, for many decades. He was also a Lead Designer for Hanna-Barbera Animation. He worked on the 1970's SUPER FRIENDS Cartoon & this is where our friend took inspiration. Mr. Toth died in 2006 at the age of 78. I met him once, at a Comic Book Convention in the late 70's. He was extremely nice & a lot of fun to talk to. Plus, he was a GREAT Artist.
Posted by Tommy!