Note: The Batcave has to have a closet straight out of Clueless; but if I had my way, I’d add one more for Alfred to take care of with this great design by Greig Rapson. Done for Dustin Nguyen’s DeviantArt Batman contest, Rapson’s Robin is fully functional and ready to roll! – Chris A.
Note: Last month we announced Fan-Art Friday: Damian Wayne/Robin, and now the time has come to show off the art that came flying into the P:R mailbox. We’ve got previous P:R contest winners like Mike Dimayuga, long-time P:R contriubutors like Sebastian von Buchwald and Rick Vo and some new faces to boot. Thanks to everyone for submitting — tell us what you think in the comments! – Chris Arrant
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Note: Today’s the day – the deadline for our Fan-Art Friday: Robin is today at 5pm Eastern time. Full details can be found on the original post, and we plan to showcase all the entries next Friday! Here’s an old favorite — Cary Polkovitz’ Robin which debut last year on P:R. – Chris Arrant
Note: He may have not been the first to carry the moniker of Robin, but he wore it like none other — and sneered in the process. In this installment of P:R’s Fan-Art Friday, we point your attention to DC’s Damien Wayne, Robin. Following his death in the recent New 52 continuity, it brought new attention to the character and how unique he was the pantheon of Robins to exist. But make no mistake…. this Fan-Art Friday isn’t a funeral or wake for Damien, but more a celebration. Artists of all stripes are encouraged to draw their rendition of Damian; the deadline for submissions is Wednesday, July 3 at 5pm Eastern time. Email them to us at email@example.com with your full name, a link to your website/portfolio (if you have one). Make sure the images are under 1000 pixels wide, and are in either JPG, GIF or PNG formats. To get your mind rolling, here’s a piece by Jemma Salume featuring young master Wayne.– Chris A.
Note: Eric Guzman‘s work returns to the site today, this time with a new take on an old favorite: Robin. Guzman’s designs gives him the armor a crimefighter like Robin would need, but also understands that too much armor is a bad thing for someone as acrobatic and stealthy as the boy wonder. – Chris A.
Note: Some say you never get a second chance to make a first impression, but Pericles Junior hopes to do that with his second rendition of the Teen Titans kids. After appearing here last month, Pericles brought back the kids and posed them more front-and-center to show off his various ideas for the costumes. While not all of them are home runs, I like the the militaristic Superboy — especially offset by the slacker Supergirl. – Chris A.
Note: The P:R staff have long held admiration for DC’s Stephanie Brown, and Texas artist Thomas Branch has seized upon that to get on the site with this excellent tune-up for Steph in her guise as Robin. He’s showing Brown as well-equipped for the Bat-family’s war on crime, confident and ready for battle. – Chris A.
Here’s what Branch had to say about the design:
Stephanie Brown as Robin. Its a redesign of a slightly older Steph, seasoned by the years being Robin. No longer the bundle of energy and youthful excitement of starting out and not knowing what to expect, Steph is now calculating, confident, efficient, more agile and an even better fighter. Grayson continues to mentor her in the ideals of the Bat and the balance of being your own person in that shadow of Bruce’s.
Note: Teen Titans aren’t just any team of teen heroes — they’re legacy heroes, carrying on from DC’s top heroes but doing it in their own way. And Brazilian artist Pericles Junior has trapped their youthful vitality in a bottle — a bottle of ink, that is — and done a spirited pin-up that also presents new takes on their costume. Although some are obscured, I see more than enough detail to consider this P:R Approved. – Chris A.
Note: When Tony Aros won our Shadowman: In A New Light redesign contest, it wasn’t the first time his work has graced our site. Aros’ work has been featured on nine separate occasions, including earning an honorable mention in three of our redesign contests. Today I wanted to bring his work to light once more and show off the excellent pieces Aros’ has done so far. – Chris A.
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Note: When a celebrated animation artist shows you a doodle he has for a redesigned Batman and Robin, you stop what you’re doing. And this design by animator Thomas Perkins (The Batman, Ben 10, Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes) takes the dynamic duo to a throwback era that really kickstarts my imagination. Where was this Batman when Grant Morrison had Bruce Wayne skipping through time? And what kind of shenanigans would they be up to? And what does their Batmobile look like?. – Chris A.