Q:I'm really excited for the new Batman and Robin arc; I'm hoping it means Damian's return. As a fan, his death REALLY pissed me off. And I've heard people at DC weren't happy either. Well, here's hoping for his return anyways :)
Thanks! Pete and I started working out details of this next arc about a year ago in a hotel lobby. Lots of exciting things coming up. Stay tuned!
Q:Knowing how awesome of a dude you are, Pat. I wanted to say, 1), thank you for making the Green Lantern Corps series one of the funniest series to read. 2) thank you for making Guy Gardner the greatest and my favourite Earth Lantern and 3) Thank you for all the awesomeness you showed to Soranik. <3 Also! For giving me the courage to think outside the box when I draw DC characters! Thank you, thank you, thank you! <3
Thanks! 1) Yeah! 2) Obviously the greatest :) 3) Ah, good old Red. Now I want to go draw her.
Q:Is Carrie Kelley still going to be part of the story in Batman and Robin?
I know of no plans for her in our book.
Q:Hey Patrick, Just wanted to say you rock and are easily in the top 5 artists at DC Comics right now! Your work and dedication to the Batman&Robin title is not nearly as praised as it should be because its absolutely fantastic. No questions here, just wanted to day hi and give thanks for all the awesome work you do on that book! Keep it up.
Thank you very much!
Q:hi Patrick! I’m Lidia, nice to meet you on tumblr! I love all your artwork and comics (Batman and Robin) and when I read your comments I thought about one problem that I have and would love your response as an artist you are.I have a problem with the male anatomy, because I never get out well because I always Drawn girls, I know the theory but I don’t know do the practice, and the same with the faces and expressions, I am very disappointed, and really I want do it. And another problem is that
….you run out of room on your questions? No problem, I think I see where you were going. Usually I tell people that females are harder to draw than males, so if your female anatomy is good, that’s a big advantage. The simple answer is just to practice. Draw from real life, draw different versions, caricatures, realism, cartoony etc.
It’s not just about the physical rendering. Obviously guys tend to be bigger throught the shoulders, narrower in the hips, bigger jaws etc. But really try and find the body language differences between the sexes. The way they carry themselves conveys a lot more than anatomy. Guys stand differently than girls, they sit differently, etc. We tend to use bigger gestures and just take up more space. for example, the next time you are out and see a male and female sitting somewhere, chances are she’s sitting, knees together, hands on lap, or table. looking very put together. While he is probably sprawled out more, legs apart, maybe leaning back tripping everyone who walks by, arms dangling over the back of the chair, drooling a little, maybe burping…..get the picture?