AN UNOFFICIAL BATMAN STORY
Batman is a registered Trademark DC comics and Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. This story is just a humble tribute to the greatest character ever. “Project B” is a non-profit comic for private use only, and is not intended for sale of any sort. Come on guys, we love you, let me tell you my story.
roject B" is an eight-chapter story that I wrote in 2012. In the following year, I penciled the pages for the first chapter. The final artwork took me a lot longer to finish, as I was trying to find my way as a professional in comics. I spent a
lot of this time drawing sample pages for editors, agents, talent scouts, etc. Not a lot of time left to give this project the deserved attention.
The whole thing started in the middle of a conversation about Batman movies. They had just finished showing the latest Batman trilogy in the theaters. My friends and I were wondering “what's next?” At that time, everyone had an opinion on what should be the next iteration of the "Big Bat" on the big screen. Despite thinking that most Batman movies were quite cool, they still weren't quite exactly the Batman I figured out I’d like to see and my friends kept asking me "How do you think it should be?”
Since I already wrote independent comic books and I was passionate about the character, I decided to make my version of a film. I wrote the script in a month and a half, having as my main reviewer and exclusive critic my wife, who, weekly, read a chapter and felt as if it was her favorite TV series. I don't know (laughs), but that excited me to keep ongoing.
But, after I finished the drawings for the first chapter and started to work on the final art, I felt a wave of discouragement that made me slow down. I thought: "When I finish this chapter, what am I going to do? There is still so much to be done. Well, I need to work and this project has taken so much time from me, time I had to share with my family and friends too”. Finally, I decided to do it when possible, but again stopped when I realized that I would still have to color everything when done with the inking.
Approximately two years passed and I had already done work for some American companies like Zenescope and Valiant Entertainment, however, I did not get the project out of my head. I’ve settled to myself that this was too big for me to do it alone. I had already finished inking 80% of the first chapter, but the project was on hold.
That was when one day a guy named Jimmy G, from the United Kingdom, asked me on Instagram if I would let him color four sample pages that I had done with Captain America facing Daredevil, which I posted. I thought, "why not?”. At the very least it would be fun to see my art with colors by someone so enthusiastic about it. The worst that could happen would be that he did not complete the pages. To my surprise, the guy handed me the four pages in three days and they were cool. Much better than I expected and he did it so fast that I couldn't believe it. Without thinking too much, I told him about the project and asked if he was willing to do the colors, and he was. At first, I didn't think he would stay on.
Chapter 1 is over 50 pages long and no money was going to get into our hands, but for some reason — I don't know what it was — Jimmy had already embarked on my dream to tell this story, and soon his colors brought me back all the spirit I had lost.
At that time, I remembered an excerpt from a song by the biggest rock star in my country, which says: "A dream that you dream alone, it is only a dream that you dream alone. But a dream that you dream together, it is reality... " Today we are here and the project is already a reality, the dream now is to tell the story to the end. We invite you to dream with us and turn this into a new reality. Be part of that dream.
Oliver Borges - 2020
Comic Book Fanfic
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2- Click on fullscreen icon , in the next page
3- Do double click and use the rolling button on the mouse to zoom
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2- Clique no ícone de tela cheia , na próxima página
3- Dê um clique duplo e use o botão de rolagem do mouse para dar zoom
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Oliver Borges is a comic artist who makes his own job a passion. Together to his brother he founded the auroracomicsuniverse.com and had his artwork published on pages of comic books from companies like Zenescope and Valliant entertainment. Here, as a fan, he is open his heart to tell an adventure of his favourite hero.
Jimmy is a comic book colorist and letterer from the UK. After nearly 20 years working behind cocktail bars and spinning bottle, he's decided it time for something a bit easier on the knees and with earlier nights.
As an Environment Designer, Washington Carige is specialized in modelling, texturing and lighting, also has experience in animation, rig and visual effects as well. As a 3D enthusiastic, studies and researches are part of his life style and routine. Batman, as Superman, is one of the most iconic characters for him, a big part of his childhood and personality in general.