Sunday, July 12, 2009

A Matter Of Style : Bruce Timm

You might remember the BATMAN : ANIMATED SERIES ?

this series had a distinct style of everything, but what it was most distince was for the way in which the men in the series were big and how the women were small ...

Well all of this was Bruce Timm, whose distinct style is now part of a standard style at DC, this man thrugh his angular strokes and a variety of off beat variations reinvented the DC universe , and the heros done in his style are collectively reffered to as The TIMMVERSE..

Excerpt from the Wikipedia Article on him :

"However, Timm is best known for his subsequent work on the animated series based on various DC Comics superheroes, popularly referred to as the "DCAU" (DC animated universe)......................"

"Timm's minimalist, angular style is heavily based in his love of 1950s and 1960s-era comics and art deco architecture style. He is als completely self-taught, having never received any formal art schooling.

Although he shared character designer duties on Superman: The Animated Series and Justice League with James Tucker, Timm did virtually all the original character designs for Batman: The Animated Series himself (with the exceptions of Mr. Freeze and the Riddler, who were designed by Mike Mignola and the characters Man Bat & the Mad Hatter, who were designed by Kevin Nowlan)."

The Page for more ART by Timm :

The shows where he did his reinvention :

Superman : The Animated Series

Batman Beyond

The Justice League...

There's also a book on him called The Modern Masters....

he was also notable in developing the character of harley quinn..the Joker Vileness...


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