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iFanboy Attends the BATWOMAN Bash

There are few comic folks we like here at the Isotope more than the great folks of iFanboy. Their long-running, often imitated, never equalled Pick of the Week Podcast features smart and funny commentary about each week’s new books as well as a broader look at the industry as a whole that we all really love.

One of the things that makes the iFanboys such a breath of fresh podcasting air is that, despite being comics critics, they’re clearly still fans of the funnybooks. Too many of their so-called peers are simply yawn-inducing to me, with their endless snarkfests, nerd totempole antics, and lack of class or decorum. Thankfully, our industry has insightful, clever, and downright friendly commentators like iFanboy. Folks who love comics and, like me, like talking about them with other people who love comics.

What can I say? I’m a huge fan.

A number of years ago I decided to seek them out and see what we could come up with creatively together. I gotta tell you, it’s been a great meeting of the minds. Together with the iFanboys we’ve done more than just a few awesome events for lucky comic fans.

And although our recent BATWOMAN Celebration wasn’t an event we threw with them, they still gave us a nice personal write-up on what it’s like to attend an event at the Isotope. It’s a pretty great article, go check it out:

SCENES FROM ISOTOPE: BATWOMAN ART SHOW & PARTY PHOTOS WITH J.H. WILLIAMS III

Thanks for the marvelous write-up and awesome party photos, iFanboys. You guys rock!

Batwoman Celebration Photos by Dyami


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Beautiful pictures from the Isotope’s BATWOMAN Celebration and DC New 52 Art Tour, featuring JH Williams III and W. Haden Blackman… and around 200 of you! Thanks to all for helping make this one of our best events of the year!

Photos ©2011 by the Isotope’s resident paparazzo Dyami Serna. To get yourself high-quality copies of these pictures: www.dyamiserna.zenfolio.com

CBR Covers Mr Williams & Blackman @ Isotope

Check out this awesome article about our BATWOMAN Celebration with JH Williams III and W Haden Blackman by our amigos over at Comic Book Resources. CBR’s Karl Keily writes-up a nice personal take on the event, snaps some terrific photos and gets a great in-depth interview with our superstars.

JH WILLIAMS III & W. HADEN BLACKMAN CELEBRATE “BATWOMAN” AT ISOTOPE

You should really read the whole thing, it’s a great representation of what we do and the excellent event that Mister Williams and Blackman helped us host, but Karl is currently one of my favorite interviewers in the biz. Here’s a peek at one of my a question Mister Keily asked JH Williams III from the interview:

CBR: A very distinctive aspect of your Batwoman, since her introduction in “Detective Comics,” is the way you’ve made her incredibly pale. It’s become even more extreme and noticeable in the new series. What’s going on there?

Williams: [Laughs] OK, in real life a redhead has two types of complexions. Both are extremely pale. One version is very freckled and very pale. The other type, in real life, their skin is basically like porcelain, they have almost no pigment. This was our attempt to capture that quality. As you can see, when you see shots of her, her shadows will have tone ,but her highlights are where all the paleness comes from. I’ve met tons of real redheads in my life and, in certain circumstances, you notice that the person has no skin color. They go out in the sun, they burn. It’s kinda that attempt to capture that.

In the current run, we’ve had a couple of printing issues where the colors that Dave [Stewart] did on her shadow tones, where you would see some color, turned a little bit grey or greenish or something like that, and that was not our intention. It makes her look even more white than she really is, you know what I mean? That’s something we are trying to find a way to correct. Ultimately, I kind of look at her like the actress that plays the queen in “True Blood,” who is a redhead, and the actress that plays Jessica, who is a redhead as well, if you look at their skin in that show, there’s almost no pigment. Knowing redheads in my own life, I doubt they put much make up on them to make them that pale. [Laughs]

Check out the rest of the article right ’bout here:
JH WILLIAMS III & W. HADEN BLACKMAN CELEBRATE “BATWOMAN” AT ISOTOPE

Celebrating Batwoman, Isotope Style!

December brings an entire month-long celebration of the most gorgeous comic being produced today, BATWOMAN, at the Isotope! With a gallery of JH Williams III’s original artwork from issue #3 on display, and two amazing creator in-store events that will rock your world!

DC Comics – The New 52 Art Tour
Featuring BATWOMAN @ Isotope
w/ JH Williams III & W. Haden Blackman
Saturday, December 3rd 2011

DC Comics celebrates the incredible creativity behind The New 52 with superstars, artwork and events at a store near you with The New 52 Art Tour!

In honor of this historical event the Isotope and DC Comics proudly present JH Williams III and W. Haden Blackman for a BATWOMAN signing, celebration, and original art installation. Meet the creators behind this gorgeous and critically acclaimed new series for a duo of once-in-a-lifetime events. Take an uncommon look at The New 52 Art Tour Portfolio, including six 11×17 sets of artwork (from script to inks to the final full-color production pages), including a three piece BATWOMAN collection. And on display for the entire month of December in the Isotope’s legendary original art gallery will be every page of JH Williams III’s hand-drawn artwork for BATWOMAN issue #3. These pages will only be displayed together for the public this one time, and nowhere else on the planet.

And for those of you who want to add some original BATWOMAN, PROMETHEA, DESOLATION JONES, SEVEN SOLDIERS or BATMAN artwork to your collections, JH Williams III will have portfolios available all day long, jam packed with some of the most gorgeous original art pages you will ever see. As always, we’re happy to do our part to help you skip scummy art dealers and overpriced galleries and to buy directly from the industry’s best artists. All proceeds go to Mister Williams.

All-Ages Autographing Session
w/ JH Williams III & W. Haden Blackman
Saturday, December 3rd 2011
3pm – 6pm

An all-ages autographing session with the creative team behind BATWOMAN! Isotope’s personal, intimate signings provide a unique fan experience by eliminating the uncomfortableness of long lines and the awkward moments of meeting your favorite creators. While you wait for your signing reservation, hang out with fellow fans in the Isotope’s posh lounge and indulge your eyes in gorgeous BATWOMAN original artwork hanging in the gallery. For those who want to peek even further behind the wizard’s curtain at the process that goes into actually creating this comic, guests will also get a rare glimpse at Williams and Blackman’s original scriptwork.

In an effort to make this as personal of an experience for everybody (and also we’ve promised Jim and Haden we wouldn’t kill them!) we do ask that you bring no more than 5 items to get signed, please. But don’t forget your camera – the Isotope staff will be on hand to help ensure you get great documentation of your meeting!

Batwoman Afterparty
w/ JH Williams III & W. Haden Blackman
Saturday, December 3rd 2011
8pm – Midnight

An after-hours 21+ celebration of BATWOMAN with JH Williams III and W. Haden Blackman… Isotope’s parties are the stuff of legend and this is one of our most anticipated in a year of amazing events! Come hang out, get personal introductions to the creators in a stylishly casual afterparty atmosphere, celebrate comics with people who love them as much as you do, and enjoy Kirsten’s array of custom designed BATWOMAN cocktails.

This event also features the Isotope’s exclusive, original JH Williams III Pirate Girl Pin-Up Highball glass made just for attendees of this event… free with every pass! See it here.

Get your afterparty tickets here. Your ticket will include a copy of the ultra-limited edition JH Williams III’s Pirate Girl Pin-Up Highball glass absolutely free of charge.

Don’t delay… we want to keep our events as intimate and personal as we can and can only accommodate so many folks. With the popularity of these two amazing creators, the awesomeness that is BATWOMAN, and the legendary reputation of Isotope’s afterparties, this event is sure to fill up quickly.

December is going to rock!

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