I was thrilled to create this tribute to Batman The Animated series for Bottleneck Gallery. This image is officially licensed by Warner Bros. and will be available for purchase beginning Thursday, July 6th at the Bottleneck Gallery website.
As many of you know, I lost my best friend Derek Korbel in June of this year. Derek and I were both huge fans of this animated take on Batman. We would frequent Toys R Us and drug stores to find the action figures. We collected the comic books and even the trading cards. We were a bit obsessed to say the least. I had finished this print a while ago and was going to surprise Derek with one upon its release. I was so excited to work on this project and equally excited to share this with him. While he was always very complimentary about my Disney work, I know he would have been very excited for this one. I’m sad he’s not around to see this.
As a tribute to the memory of my friend, I will donate a portion of my proceeds from the sale of this print to Derek’s family. It’s a small gesture but a fun one. It seems fitting to connect the release of this image with his memory.
So, if you would like to support Derek’s family or if you’re just a fan of Batman The Animated Series, I hope you will head on over to the Bottleneck Gallery website and purchase a print.