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Gotham City 1966 by andypriceart Gotham City 1966 by andypriceart
While everybody else is jumping on the 1966 bandwagon this year, it's nothing new to me! I've been drawing Adam and Burt my whole life! Finished this just in time to take it to San Diego!

Copic Markers, PITT pens, India ink and brush, Dr Martin's Watercolor Dyes on Bristol Board, 11x17.
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tracks147 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
to the bat cave!
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Buzz1974 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Professional Photographer
I love it!
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batmannotes Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
I love this! Very detailed. Outstanding!!!
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MysteriousAnimatorX Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Nicely drawn ol chum
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VinnieWolf Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice job!! Ironically I just finished playing Batman: Arkham Origins as Adam West Batman lol
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WhatAMagicalPlace Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This....


sucks....





NOT!

This is amazing! I always think of Andy Warhol when I see the 'andy' in your username! Keep up the epic work!
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NicanorJourney Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Student Filmographer
Awesome!  I've been all aboard 1966 Batman again ever since DC started the Batman'66 comic series.  I can never have too much of the "Bright Knight" :)
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DJVinylScratchPON-3 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

:iconadamwestplz: :iconsaysplz: "Hm...I haven't seen this costume in forever...I bet that Peter Griffin stole it!"

 

Anyway, NICE ONE! I just LOVE Adam West Batman!

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AlexVanArsdale Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Looks just like them! 
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HeartofObsidian Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome piece.  I like it a lot.  You captured their likeness perfectly there.  I know that's his grappling hook, but how awesome would it be if it were the introduction to the Bat-zooka!
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andypriceart Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
That's not a grappling hook, that IS the Bat-zooka! Featured in at least one episode and in the feature film
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HeartofObsidian Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heh heh.  Right on.
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LONExBATWOLF Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG this rocks man! I am a huge 1960s Batman fan and this is just awesome...really want to draw this now.
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Skaramine Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I liked Adam and Burt the FIRST time they were cool.  Great art!
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appelt65 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
AWESOME!!!!!!!!
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TheNeonSalmon Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Oh my goodness! Fantastic.

People still miss the point of this show and dont put it in the correct context. This show was really brilliant for many reasons. 
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Meltdownclown Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
Oh, man, the fold-out transparent Bat-Shield. LUVS.
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whiteless Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy one-liner, Batman!
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WinterWomen Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh God, Adam West's Batman... I remember watching it right after "The Dark Knight" and laughing the whole way through it. For me, seeing those drawn on "Bat Eyebrows" and the "Shark Repellent" were always the highlight of the movie for me. ;D Great job!
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TheNeonSalmon Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Well in the comic books from the 50's and 60's they did have the drawn on eye brows.
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WinterWomen Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, I'm guessing they did that so you really couldn't see what expressions he was making under the mask. It was something that would cause the villains to always be guessing what he was feeling and would only make it harder to try and identify him. :) 

I don't hate the drawn on eyebrows, actually I enjoy them quite a bit, but I just find it amazing how much Batman has evolved over the years. In the beginning, he was a smiling hero who was constantly cracking one-liners at the villains while fighting them along with his kid sidekick. Yet, now, he's a dark, brooding man who rarely smiles and is seen as someone who works alone. I'm getting off topic here, but, bottom-line the "Bat Eyebrows" will never get old. :D
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TheNeonSalmon Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
Yeah I see whay you mean. They all evolve. Orignially Superman was more of a bully who would beat up abusive husbands. Now he is a God who regularly saves the Earth. The Flash was a guy who ran around with a fruit bowl on his head and now he is a sleek speedster. It just goes to show ya what time can do.

On Batman though,the very first Batman from 1940 was actually very dark and Gothic but they changed it to be more kid friendly after the comic code authority came into effect. Then Batman was bright for a while then dark,then darker and now they have a sort of balance I guess. As Batman said in the Tim Burton films "Things Change."
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WinterWomen Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, it always surprises me how he originally used a gun and was some type of FBI agent. :)  

:iconbatsignalplz:  I still love him tough, whether it was then or now!
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TheNeonSalmon Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
Well Bob Kane admitted the early Batman wasnt even really a complete creation. So it was really a prototype of what would happen. Eventually as we both know some constants with the character came about. Bruce Wayne's parents were killed,he was trained,he became Batman and punched evil right in the neck!
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WinterWomen Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ha! Couldn't of said it better myself! :D
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Lion-O-VS-He-Man Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Cool
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So much of my childhood is in this picture...  I've been hearing rumblings that the rights might finally be worked out and we might soon see the dynamic duo on DVD...  I really hope that's the case.
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batmannotes Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Very nice!
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sharkbyte3827 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Holy Deja Vu, Batman!  @A@  Man this brings back memories <3.  You did a wonderful job illustrating Batman and Robin <3.  Glad you could finish it in time for CDCC this year.  Hope you ahve a fun trip.
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Ninemeaw Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is really cool, and nostalgic
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FractiousLemon Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Without a doubt my favorite incarnations of Batman and Robin. My least favorite incarnation of the Joker, however.
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TheNeonSalmon Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Really? I always liked Cesar Romero as Joker. He was gay in real life and I thought that kind of added a weird obsessiveness to his version of Joker.
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FractiousLemon Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
I've always loved the portrayal of the Joker as someone with an incredibly sick sense of humor. Romero's Joker was just a constantly giggling twit who was more annoying than deadly. As another villain, he might have been more fun for me, but as the Joker he just ticked me off.
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TheNeonSalmon Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Oh well you're certainly entitled to your own opinion. I just think that Joker was very silver age-that's how it came across. Plus Romero was the first one to do it. He didnt have the luxury of looking to other portrayals.
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FractiousLemon Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
That's the best way to put it. I just didn't like the Silver Age Joker. Compared to Batman's other villains, he just doesn't seem like arch-enemy potential when he's just a giggling prankster.
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TheNeonSalmon Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Yeah well I see what you mean.
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OblivionIchigo Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Great job
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Amana07 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Caught a couple of the old episodes of this show, and it was definitely funny.  Still not sure if it was meant to be campy back during its time or meant to be serious.  I laugh at those old black and white films, but I know they were meant to be serious. 
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ComicBookArtFiend Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
It was meant to be a spoof of the goofier elements of comics at the time. While the lead producer, William Dozier, was ambivalent about comic books, many of the writers and actors were comic book fans (indeed, Batman co-creator Bill Finger wrote for the show during its second season). So during its first two years, the show was an affectionate parody of comics.

Season three...a ratings slump led to disastrously misguided changes to the show, a mammoth plunge in quality, and the end of the show altogether. Seasons one and two? Good stuff.
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TheNeonSalmon Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
I disagree to an extent. The show wasnt really a spoof. Compared to some of the stuff they made Batman do in the 50's and 60's comic books,the tv series was Shakespeare. They played it very straight forward. Adam West's Batman really played it very straight forward and it was funny because Batman didnt know how weird he really was. I mean the guy is so crazy he labels everything in the batcave.  It wasnt a parody it was just bringing to life all the crazy stuff from the comic books.
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ComicBookArtFiend Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
I don't dispute that the show was much less ridiculous than the "monster era" of 1956-1964. In fact, that particular era almost killed Batman as a franchise altogether until the one-two punch of the New Look era and the West show brought Batman back up to steam. But when everyone involved openly admits the show was intended as a farce, a parody, and a lampoon comedy (Adam West's words specifically), I tend not to argue. That the comedy was played straight doesn't change that it was a spoof any more than, say, the way the comedy of the AIRPLANE movies was played. You can be deadly serious in how you portray the comedy and still have it be a skewering. And frankly, everybody in the show's universe was off-kilter to some degree or another, so Batman being eccentric fit right in with the world he inhabited.

Having said that, I love spoof humor and wacky comedy (I've even been writing fan-fics in a similar vein). So to apply it to characters like Batman suits me fine. It's only when it's done really badly that I wince (90% of season 3, anyone?).
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TheNeonSalmon Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
 Yeah I heard Adam say it was a "lampoon." They did the comedy in such a way where it was funny to adults but to kids is was straight forward crime fighter stuff.

 Like when Batman & Robin would solve some weird Riddle and the solved Riddle would amount to something even more ridiculous that the Riddle itself and Batman would say "Precisely Robin! It's The Only Possible solution." It was certainly a lampoon and a sarcastic nod to the ridiculousness of the comic books of the time. But I think they did it out of love.  The show really had a huge impact. I mean they made The Riddler a main villain in the Bat mythos. They managed to represent sexual tension between Catwoman and Batman...in a kids's show mind you.

To be honest though,I quite love the silver age Batman stuff. Of course we all like the darker gritty urban crime detective but it's fun to see the silver age type Batman as well.
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Amana07 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Kewl, thanks for the info about that.  Love that meme of batman running through the streets with the giant bomb, and the one where the bomb is replaced by the key from mario 2 while that face entity chases him. 
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BoneSatellite Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
I think this was the very first television show I ever watched on any regular basis. Though more recently, I recall cracking up at the bomb scene in the movie because it was just as hilarious as a Marx Brothers sequence!

Marching bad, nuns, a mother duck and her ducklings... "Some days you just can't get rid of a bomb!"
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EmperorVertige Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Adam West. My mom is big on his Batman series. She doesn't like where they've been taking him in recent years, with the dark and gritty Christopher Nolan trilogy, or the Tim Burton ones. She misses the camp, and I never knew it. Probably a blast, though.
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LightningHoofAUS Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
awesome and EPIC 1960's Batman and Robin pose
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etech2012 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
ready the bat-shark repellant!
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seahawk270 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Holy Bat-Bazooka, Batman!

Looks great, and reminds me of a great Batman/Adam West experience from a convention I was at several years ago....

Our booth was across from a guy who was selling DVDs, including bootlegs of the Batman TV series.  He had a TV set up as well, and was running episodes over and over and over...  to the point where we were joking about convention security shutting him down, especially since Adam West was one of the media guests.   About halfway through the second day, I glance over at his booth and immediately do a double-take when I realize that Adam West is standing there watching Batman episodes and laughing...  ;)
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Icon-UK Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Oh the stories he could tell, I'm sure! :)
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MissIp Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
looks so much like the actual actors from the show
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