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Over the past few years I'veestablished a personal tradition of a Christmas card for scans_daily. Now I appreciate not everyone celebrates Christmas, but this is intended to express the more general compliments of the season of goodwill and fellowship, which hopefully transcend denominational and theistic opinions.


In the past I've commissioned The Black Cat, who has kindly bent her usual rules about not doing commissions featuring Batman and Sons, but this year, since her output has slowed I felt it would be rude to hassle her about such a thing and went with someone else.

My choice was Leigh Wortley a British arist whose work I have enjoyed since I first saw her tumblr account, and I couldn't be happier with the results, which showcase two of my favourite guys just kicking back and relaxing! :)

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Aren't they just adorable? :)

And so in the spirit of fellowship, I'd like to thank all on scans_daily for all they have provided me over the past year, for the cameraderie, the debates, the disagreements, the inspired quirkiness (and the outright kink) the shared geekery and just generally for the FUN of it all. I'm grateful to you all, and would like to wish you and your loved ones every happiness over the coming year!

To those who celebrate Christmas like I do, a Merry Christmas, to those who don't, have a fantastic time in any event!

Oh and just to spread that goodwill further, this seems an ideal time to showcase my most recent Mitch Ballard commission. It struck me that I'd asked im to draw assorted Bayboys in assorted states of peril, but had never just asked for a good old fashioned, Batboys just relaxing. So here to remedy that is a great shot of Dick and Tim taking a break from their patrol, or stakeout, or whatever, and just having a chat as only Batboys can... I LOVE the background here, Mitch has excelled himself with a piece worthy of George Perez's backgrounds!

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I can't quite decide if the caption should be them discussing who they've fought on which rooftop within view, "Two Face, Riddler, Kite-Man, Two-Face (again), Clock King, and Catwoman" or something like "You mean Electrocutioner tied you to that lightning rod over there? Me too!".

Feel free to make your own suggestions!
 

Eep!

Date: 2012-12-23 05:23 pm (UTC)
droolfangrrl: (Default)
From: [personal profile] droolfangrrl
Oh dear and I thought my fear of heights was all gone.

I find myself wanting to secure Timmy to the Gargoil so he doesnt fall.

Re: Eep!

Date: 2012-12-23 05:53 pm (UTC)
droolfangrrl: (Default)
From: [personal profile] droolfangrrl
I spelled that as gargoil???


Now my eyes are really going spinny.

Re: Eep!

Date: 2012-12-23 09:45 pm (UTC)
terrykun: (zach pimp hat)
From: [personal profile] terrykun
Not a gargoyle anyway, unless the water spout is very cleverly concealed. Otherwise it's a grotesque.

...and oh that came out way more snide than I thought, sorry. /architecture-geekery

Re: Eep!

Date: 2012-12-23 10:23 pm (UTC)
droolfangrrl: (Default)
From: [personal profile] droolfangrrl
Naw, or at least it didn't sound like that to me.

Date: 2012-12-23 06:07 pm (UTC)
sistermagpie: Classic magpie (Default)
From: [personal profile] sistermagpie
Best Christmas Pictures Ever!!

Date: 2012-12-23 06:37 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] panthyr
De-lurking for a moment to say Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you as well, icon_uk. Your comments are always thought-provoking and I look forward to reading many more of them.

Date: 2012-12-24 12:53 am (UTC)
glprime: (Default)
From: [personal profile] glprime
Happy Winter Solstice, IUK!

Date: 2012-12-24 09:32 am (UTC)
blackruzsa: (Default)
From: [personal profile] blackruzsa
Hey icon! I'm in the UK :D
In London, in fact, near tower bridge! I've invaded your land.

Date: 2012-12-25 12:13 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] blackruzsa
Holidays with my bro and sis-in-law who live here :) and their new baby!

We always miss snow when we go to cold countries for winter ): I hope the collective wishes of the children of London and myself will bring it along!

Staying til January 2 :)

Date: 2012-12-24 08:29 pm (UTC)
akesembasipur: (Default)
From: [personal profile] akesembasipur
The background is beautiful and the building there make me want to solve crossword puzzle.
Happy holidays and great season and year

Date: 2012-12-24 10:45 pm (UTC)
chrisdv: (Default)
From: [personal profile] chrisdv
"Batman NEVER lets me sit on the gargoyles!"

Date: 2012-12-24 11:20 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mesmiranda
Happy holidays! I hope your halls are decked with boughs of holly and chestnuts are roasting by an open fire. ;)

Date: 2012-12-25 03:04 am (UTC)
chocochuy: Kobato Hanato on a Sunny Day (Queen of Cuteness)
From: [personal profile] chocochuy
Happy Holidays, Lord Icon_UK! May happiness and joy fill your life and the ones you love. And remember, nothing says "Happy Bondage" than tying your favorite Boy Wonder with the most polychromatic ropes. Caring is loving!

Date: 2012-12-25 03:47 am (UTC)
katzedecimal: Is me, by me. I drawed it. (Default)
From: [personal profile] katzedecimal
Happy Hogswatch, Icon ^___^

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