Tweets of the Week 1/05/13

It has been a very interesting week for my Twitter feed as I gained five new followers among the creative community! I'll get to that at the end, but first, let's quickly look at the Tweets of the Week, which as always features conversations comic creators have had with me via Twitter. This week, Brett Booth (former artist of the Wildstorm comic Backlash, current artist on Teen Titans) talks to me about how long it takes for him to practice his craft. Then, James Tynion IV (current backup writer on Batman) supports BatWatch. Finally, we return to Booth who discusses the visual design of Joker's face with me.


Brett Booth Is a Busy Man

Booth: “Looking forward to my next page... I get some s*** up!!!! WhoooHooo!!!”

BatWatch: “On average, how long does it take you to do a page?”

Booth: “Depends on the page. easy one might be 4 hours, hard on might be 11. Average is about 6-8.”

BatWatch: “Holy crap! What kinds of pages are the hardest to do? Are the spreads more difficult or the ones with many panels?”

Booth: “depends on what’s on it.”

I didn't figure artist could just rush through things, but I had no idea it took that long. Respetct +10

James Tynion IV follows BatWatch?

Tynion: “9/10 Review for Talon #3 from BatWatch! Wooo! RT @BatWatcher: Review: Talon #3 #Talon …

BatWatch: “Wow James. I'm flattered you RT me without me even asking. Do you follow BatWatch?”

Tynion: “I saw your review went up earlier today and had to RT such niceties! I'm happy to follow, too!“

BatWatch: “Also, I asked creators to RT me for one of the first times today. Do you think that is in poor taste?”

Tynion: “As long as you're nice about it, I think you're fine :)”

Cool! I'm thrilled to have James Tynion IV following me. I really enjoy his work on the Batman backups, and Talon has some really great stuff going for it too.

Brett Booth on Joker's Face

BatWatch: “Nice to see you back on TT. Liked Joker's eyes. RT's are always appreciated.” (I sent him a link to my BatWatch review wherein I mentioned that Joker's strap that held on his face was missing)

Booth: “Thanks! My issues were drawn before anyone elses, and they changed the Joker mask part way through. He does have the strap with the exception of the moon image, which was supposed to be the old Joker that shot Babs, NOT the new one.”

BatWatch: “Ah, I looked over it again and found the strap. It just wasn't as prominent as in other artists' takes. What other visual designs did they pitch for Joker's face?

Booth: “I just got 2, but they seem to have gone a bit more gory with it. One had the eyeliner on it.”


Famous Followers

That's it for exchanges, but I did get a lot of creators following me this week. I have no idea why. Maybe getting one creator on your side makes the others take notice? Maybe it was just coincidence.

Here are the five who followed me:

James Tynion IV (pictured to the right)

Alex Antone (editor of Arrow and Batman Beyond)

Omar Francia (former artist for Star Wars: Legacy, current artist on Legends of the Dark Knight)

Tomeu Morey (former colorist for Detective Comics, current artist for Talon)

Jimmy Palmiotti (former writer and inker on Jonah Hex [2006] and Catwoman [2002], currently working on Ame-Comi Girls)

All this influx of followers in one single week made me wonder if I had any other famous followers that I had not noticed. I searched through all my followers, and it turns out, I have two who added me that I had not noticed. (if I missed anybody, let me know)

Allen Passalaqua (former colorer for Trinity and Arkham Unhinged)

Justin Gray (former writer for Jonah Hex [2006] and Power Girl, current writer for Ame-Comi Girls)

As thrilled as I am to have followers among the creative community, I feel much more awkward about the idea of reviewing their work now. What if I hate it? I guess I'll just have to be honest and let the chips fall where they may. Maybe this will remind me to be tactful in all things.

Thank you all, creators and civilians alike, for following BatWatch. I am thrilled with everybody who takes the time to listen to my thoughts. Look for tomorrow's commentary, "Three Ways to Improve Batgirl."