L’il Gotham

Meanwhile, in the world of comics we find our hero facing a new foe: chibi-style animations with a fun plot! Can we say awesome? Corny comic book talk aside, there is something pretty interesting afoot in the world of digital comics. Needless to say, Batman is involved! Yay!

Author and illustrator Dustin Nguyen has taken his highly accredited Batman parody comics from part-time art for his intimate fans to enjoy to a full-fledged mini-series dedicated to Gotham and it’s inhabitants. According to the DC Comics Blog L’il Gotham will feature the standard crooks and heroes of crime alley with a fun twist. Rather than Batman and Robin beating the breaks off of bad guys like The Joker and Poison Ivy, we will instead find them all celebrating holidays together. How fun! Can you imagine Christmas in Gotham? In the past Batman had been known to spend this merry day alone but now that Mr. Nguyen will have his way I’m pretty sure that wont be the case. Who knows, maybe the good folks of Gotham will play Secret Santa, lol (that’d be hilarious).

Although his fans would probably be just as happy, Nguyen will not be working alone on this project. Fellow animator Derek Fridolfs and Sarah Gaydos as editor.  “This has been a passion project of mine for some time now, and for anyone that’s followed my work, I’m sure it’s more of an ‘its about time!’” states Nguyen when asked about joining forces with Fridolfs.

“Batman has been extremely dark and taken very seriously. So respectfully, we’re going in the opposite direction and having a bit of whimsical fun with a whole city of characters beloved by fans and especially ourselves. Li’l size…big enjoyment” says Fridolfs while sharing the sentiment of his fellow creator.  “The look and style is a slight departure from my usual (think the exact opposite of serious), but the idea has always been the same—to take our favorite existing Gotham characters, place them in fun scenarios without having to be tied to just one continuity or look and feel. It’s basically a Batman book for fans, by two huge fans.”

Can we say awesome? I can’t wait! Although the official price hasn’t been released yet, one can assume the going rate per digital comic will be ninety-nine cents and will be available for (legal) download through Read Center Entertainment. The first edition of this fun watercolor comic is set to debut tomorrow for Halloween with many more to follow. Enjoy!

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