Sunday, July 20, 2008

Comic con Ecxlusive Limited Print release!!!

When i was growing up, i thought a majority of the DC comics universe was lame based solely on my first dive into their world, which went something like this:

"Oh wow, rad. That dude swims and can talk to seahorses, who are most probably AMAZING conversationalists! What? Who's AquaLAD? His young FRIEND? He rides a MANATEE!? He's a LAD? What the fuck is that?!"

But then the SuperFriends toys came out in the early 80's and I was obsessed with the toys and the cartoon and discovered Batman. Since then, I have always admired Batman because he was a self-made super hero. He didn't get struck by lighting, fall in a toxic fire, get bit by a super smart ant, and wasn't from another planet or dimension. He was a rich, smart kid who watched his parents get murdered and he grew into a rich smart older dude who thirsted for revenge. He was Charles fucking Bronson, only HUMAN. He worked with the cops. He hooked up with girls based on their looks. He got hurt. He DETECTED. He lied. He loved. He wore a disguise because, even though its a fictional city, there are still fictional laws and you can't just go around revenge-killing because you're rich enough to have a Manor named after you. He even pulled some Leon The Professional shit and took in the extra responsibility of a kid only to turn that kid that wasn't his into a tiny, stupid-colored little version of him. That's good parenting. Whether he was cleaning up after the Joker had fled Arkham Asylum for the 8th time, or babysitting Gleek with the Wonder Twins, he kept his fucking cool, and bathed in vengeance.

So, to honor one of my favorite Super Heroes, I asked the now-ridiculously-popular-because-of-his-new-movie-which-may-be-one-of-my-favorite-movies-of-all-time, elusive hero to take some time to sit for me while I painted his portrait. He obliged, but what do you know, during the sitting, who decided to parachute in? A handful of Supervillains that WE BOTH THOUGHT WERE LOCKED UP OR DEAD!! But I guess that's the life of Batman. (Sighhh).

The portrait was painted and he and his Rogues went on their way. And now, in celebration of my favorite place on the planet, ZEROFRIENDS will be releasing a super limited Giclee print of my portrait of the Batman (and his crappy little nuisances) exclusively at the SAN DIEGO COMIC CON this week!!!!

By Alex Pardee
17" x 22"
Printed with archival inks on Velvet Fine Art Cotton Rag.
Limited Edition of 45
Hand-SIgned and numbered by Alex Pardee.
Each print corresponds and features the name and Case # of a particular villain that Batman helped lock up at some time, including the members of the Rouge's Gallery and the League of Assassins.

Direct link to the image of the print:

Here is the order of the prints:

Case #1: Doctor Death
Case #2:Anarky
Case #3: Ra's al Ghul
Case #4: Talia al Ghul
Case #5: Poison Ivy
Case #6: Hugo Strange
Case #7: The Sensei
Case #8: Lady Shiva
Case #9: Bane
Case #10: Killer Moth
Case #11: Hush
Case #12: Firefly
Case #13: The Joker
Case #14: Calendar Man
Case #15: Carmine Falcone
Case #16: Sal Maroni
Case #17: Professor Darrk
Case #18: Catman
Case #19: The Penguin
Case #20: Ventriloquist
Case #21: Scarface
Case #22: Maxie Zeus
Case #23: Clayface
Case #24: Holiday
Case #25: Blockbuster
Case #26: The Mad Hatter
Case #27: Batzarro
Case #28: David Cain
Case #29: Killer Croc
Case #30: Mister Mxyzptlk (while working with the SuperFriends)
Case #31: The Riddler
Case #32: Doctor Moon
Case #33: The Squid
Case #34: Mr. Freeze
Case #35: Man-Bat
Case #36: The Hangman
Case #37: Tweedledee
Case #38: Tweedledum
Case #39: Catwoman
Case #40: Black Mask
Case #41: Mr. Zsasz
Case #42: Deadshot
Case #43: Harley Quinn
Case #44: The Scarecrow
Case #45: Two-Face

Limit 1 per customer, no requests for specific Case #, please.

BOOTH NUMBER: N13 (in the small press area)

Additionally, I am having a small give away, signing and DEBUT SNEAK PEEK of the animated movie, CHADAM, that i have been working on for over a year, at the WARNER BROS booth on Thursday, July 24th @ 5:00 - 6:00pm, and Friday, July 25th @ 3:30 - 4:15pm.

If you miss me there, I will be signing at the HiFructose booth on Friday, July 25th, @1:00 - 2:00, and I will be around off and on at the Zerofriends booth all 5 days!

Also, check out the

, we will have most of the products you see available at the booth at Comic con!

see you there!