Eyes on Gotham by Jerrod Maruyama Fine art giclée 16 x 20 inches Hand-numbered edition of 100 $40
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.
“Monorail Mouse” is the latest Hipster Mickey piece set to debut at Disney’s WonderGround Gallery on September 19th. I’ll be at the gallery along with artists John Coulter and Kristin Tercek on that day from 3:00pm – 5:00 pm.
You can win a deluxe print of this tenth image in the Hipster Mickey series – but we’re doing it a little different this time. I’ve teamed up with my friends at the Cloud City Podcast to help with this giveaway. Head on over to their website to find out how you can enter. You can enter on their Facebook page and Instagram account.
And please make sure to check out their really fun podcast. I had the pleasure of chatting with them recently (See episode #4) and it was a lot of fun. They’re a couple of great guys who love nothing more than talking about all things Disney, Star Wars and Marvel. Give them a listen – the podcast is available on Stitcher and iTunes.
I’ll also be giving away a deluxe print of “Courting Minnie” set to be released on the same day. I will post info on that giveaway on Wednesday, September 9 on this blog.