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"Bats Out of Hell" : Bob Budiansky

Artist: Bob Budiansky (All)

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Artwork Details

Title: "Bats Out of Hell" : Bob Budiansky
Artist: Bob Budiansky (All)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Commission
For Sale Status: NFS
Views: 5,173
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Comments: 8
Added to Site: 4/27/2011
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This Common Elements commission holds a unique distinction: It's the only artwork in this gallery that I commissioned twice.

I'll explain. A few years back, I commissioned Dave Simons, who enjoyed a nice run as the inker on Ghost Rider, to draw a Common Elements scenario involving Johnny Blaze and the original Batgirl racing motorcycles. Sadly, Dave passed away before he was able to complete the work.

Some time later, Bob Budiansky -- who penciled most of those Ghost Rider issues that Dave Simons inked -- agreed to take on the commission. Bob's concept takes the two heroes to the Vermillion Cliffs of southern Utah on a moonlit night. And, as you can see with your own eyes, Bob flat-out nailed every aspect of the assignment.

Somehow, I think Dave Simons would be pleased.

Special thanks to Jeff Jaworski, Bob Budiansky's art rep, who made sure the bikes kept rolling on schedule.

This is Common Elements #92.


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larry clay 
Member Since 2006

Posted on 4/27/2011

One your best concepts, delivered perfectly! Very nice common element of its own having Bob do the piece Dave was slated to do. Kinda keeps it in the family.

Marvel Two-in-One 76 Guy 
Member Since 2003

Posted on 4/27/2011

This commission is Meat Loaf approved. Love it!

Aidan (Re-Legion ) Lacy 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 4/27/2011

You can just hear the Theme Music Blaring on this one..Clever and Creative all the way !

Michael One Minute Later  
Member Since 2005

Posted on 4/27/2011

Darn you Rankins -- uploading two great pieces in one day setting the bar impossibly high - real nice backstory and fabulous execution

Maria Coppola 
Member Since 2011

Posted on 7/22/2011

Wow, absolutely awesome! Love the nostalgia, very cool!

Daniel Best 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 10/19/2012

Dave would have loved to ink this - he loved Ghost Rider and he liked inking Bob. It's a beautiful thing indeed.

D Sugar 
Member Since 2011

Posted on 6/13/2013

I love this creative and unlikely crossover. Great work by Bob. Very Cool!!

Mario B. 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 11/1/2013


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