Monday, November 14, 2016

Gotham Dis-sylum

Disney Gotham
Color pencil and black ink on Bristol Board.
17.8 cm x 12.7 cm (7.00 in. x 5.00 in.)
In this “What Shall I Draw Today?” suggested mash-up of Disney villains and DC Comic’s Gotham tv series, I based the layout on the series’ second season marketing imagery. You’ll note that they’re all bad guys and gals, with no spot for a Jim Gordon or a Bruce Wayne mash-up.

Here’s how I matched the mashes:

Penguin (a.k.a. Oswald Cobblepot) / Ratigan (The Adventures of the Great Mouse Detective) – Both suit wearing heads of criminal organizations who spent a lot of time in bars.

Clayface / King Candy (Wreck It Ralph) – Where Clayface had impersonated Jim Gordon, King Candy was a faced-changed Turbo.

Ivy (a.k.a. Poison Ivy) / The Queen of Hearts (Alice in Wonderland) – While this Ivy had been a chaos figure and not so much of a villain, she at least had an affinity for plants. The Queen has her prized rose garden.

Joker / Judge Doom (Who Framed Roger Rabbit) – While no character to date has technically been named “Joker” on Gotham, Jerome filled the role of an insane anarchist for a while. Judge Doom proved to be a crazy “Toon.” At least some of Joker’s colors could be incorporated on Doom’s costume.

Hugo Strange / Yzma (The Emperor’s New Groove) – Both enjoyed cutting-edge experimentation.

Fish Mooney / The Queen (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs) – Both are strong females who mechanized their rise to positions of power and underwent respective transformation. A tough match with the very subtle detail of two different iris colors.

Azreal / Yokai (Big Hero 6) – Here’s a match based on the basic premise that both wore masks.

Riddler (a.k.a. Edward Nygma) / Mad Hatter (Alice in Wonderland) – Remember that I based all of this on character featured in either season one or two of Gotham, so the “Mad Hatter” introduced in the current, third season did not preclude using Disney’s Hatter in a mash-up. Both are slightly off-normal with penchants for riddles. The Hatter’s coat and hat became good canvases for the Riddler’s greens and question mark motifs.

What matches would you have mashed?
Who would have been a good Jim Gordon? Detective Basil?
Who would have been a good young Bruce Wayne? Christopher Robin?

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