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Posted by Bob Tilley Tuesday, 13 July 2010

It probably the biggest news of the day and all the major comic news sites are chomping at the bit to talk with artist turned writer David Finch on newly announced Batman: The Dark Knight ongoing series coming November - CBR has the next interview.

CBR News: Is it safe to say your love of Batman was one of the main reasons you signed with DC Comics along with the hope that this type of project would come to pass?

David Finch: Absolutely. I've always loved Batman. I've been a big fan my whole life, especially since I've been drawing professionally. He's a character that I really gravitate towards. I like drawing the shadows and the darkness. And he's such an angry, physical, street-level character. He's someone who is really enjoyable for me to draw. It's very visceral. So yeah, I was excited to come to DC to do Batman.

With this title launching after the finale of Grant Morrison's "The Return of Bruce Wayne," we're talking Bruce Wayne here, rightm and not Dick Grayson?

Yes. It's in continuity. Grant has a very broad vision with what he is doing, so I did what I could to find a way to pocket what I'm doing in there and accent what he's doing and work along with it. But I'm also taking my own course for where I wanted to go with it.

Dick Grayson has been Batman for nearly a year while Bruce Wayne has been a caveman, a pirate and gunslinger. How has Bruce Wayne changed and do you see his character different than the character of Batman or are they one in the same?

It's one character. I don't think someone else in a Batman costume is Batman. I don't mean to say that I don't like Dick Grayson as a character, that's not true. But he's not Batman for me. Bruce's experiences, like losing his parents, are his motivation and give him a reason for doing what he does. Taking that away isn't Batman. I feel with the Robin character, there's just a fear of pleasing Batman. It's a very different motivation. It's coming more from a place of fear than a place of anger. I just feel that I relate far more to Bruce Wayne.

What is it about drawing Batman that is so satisfying?

There are so many different approaches to Batman. Some characters, there are only so many ways to go about, but Batman has had such a wide range of interpretations. It's very difficult to sit down at the table and say, "OK. Here I am. I'm drawing my Batman. This is my shot." I've drawn Batman on my own time lots of times.

I love the Frank Miller Batman. I love the Kelley Jones Batman. And those are so diametrically opposed. I love Jim Lee's Batman and Kevin Nowlan's and Mike Mignola's. I can go on and on. Neal Adams' version is a classic. It's a mixture of all of those guys.

And I love his cape. It's the coolest part of the character. It gives him so much drama. It can hide him and make him very mysterious. It can make every shot a little bit more driven.

For the full interview click here...

(Source - CBR)

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