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The Million Dollar Debut of Batgirl by mcguan The Million Dollar Debut of Batgirl by mcguan
I'm more-or-less on a dA hiatus at the moment while I work through some commissions and eagerly await the debut of my first child (due date: any day now-ish), but decided to upload this piece after seeing that the Repaneled blog was closing up shop this past Friday: [link] I've submitted two pieces there in the past, most recently my reworked Donna Troy splash page [link] and this is a piece I did this past spring but put on the back burner after I stumbled upon that Teen Titans panel.

The library scene is from Detective Comics #359, otherwise known as "The Million Dollar Debut of Batgirl" [link] and her librarian alter ego, Barbara Gordon. I paired my version with my other Batgirl drawing and logo and intended to upload it here on dA after I submitted it to the Repaneled blog, but obviously waited too long. The text comes from the original panel (with a slight tweaking).

Edited to add: The original panel was written by Gardner Fox, Penciled by Carmine Infantino and inked by Sid Greene. I forgot to add these credits in the initial post, but they ARE listed on the books (along with some other famous Bat Girls).

Created with PITT Pens and Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator CS 5.1. The fonts are Comicraft's Comicrazy [link] and Blambot's Antigrav [link]
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Lion-O-VS-He-Man Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
Great pic
mcguan Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
Luanna255 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
You did SUCH a stunning job with this! It's an absolutely incredible piece. <3
mcguan Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Thank you very much!
oldmanwinters Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Great recreation of the old comic panel!
mcguan Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Thank you much!
PlanetKojo Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012   Digital Artist
What fun! Love the book bindings too!
mcguan Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Thanks Kojo!
generallaserfist Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow! This is a modern revamp of a classic moment. I really like how the desaturated colors emphasize how she feels her life as a librarian is dull and boring. I also like how her Batgirl costume actually has folds and wrinkles in it ( it's better because I know her outfit is homemade rather than being made of tight Kevlar like Batman's). I also noticed the names of the other Batgirl's as the author's of the books ;)
mcguan Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Thank you much! The names on the books was an after-the-initial-fact moment of inspiration. I'm glad when people catch those.
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