Rafael Albuquerque will be joining American Vampire collaborator Scott Snyder next month on the back-up in Batman. Newsarama talked with Albuquerque briefly about his upcoming work in Batman during an interview focused on American Vampire.
Newsarama: Your collaboration with him led to the work you're doing on Batman for the back-up stories. You said you change your art style for different stories. How would you describe the style you're using for the back-up stories you're doing for Batman?
Rafael Albuquerque: It's pretty similar to what I have done in American Vampire. Regular inking for the present story in issue #8, and then washes for the flashbacks in issues #9, #10 and #11.
Newsarama: What's your approach to telling the story of the Pennyworth family and their connection to the Court of Owls? Can you talk about what your thoughts were on the characters as you developed them?
Rafael Albuquerque: It's situated at the end of '70s, early '80s, so I looked for inspiration in movies from these decades. I watched, again, Taxi Driver, The Candidate and others, just to get the feel that these movies have. Maybe the angles, timing and of course vestiments were inspired by that, as much as I could. For the Talon design, I just tried to follow the path that Greg Capullo has created.
For the entire interview, head over to Newsarama. Batman #8, featuring the back-up art by Rafael Albuquerque, hits stores next month.
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