"I borrowed your belt Bats, but it doesn't do a thing for me!" Today's BTAS shot is from the episode titled "The Trial" and it is the 68th produced and 69th to make air. The episode starts with Pamela Isley be sentenced to Arkham and Janet Von Dorn, the District Attorney, because she wants stricter sentencing but Batman brought her in instead of a police officer. She believes Batman is a disgrace and responsible for creating these "super criminals" and states this on TV. Back at Arkham Harley welcomes back Ivy and tells her not to worry, right then we see Mad Hatter is controlling the guards and soon Arkham is running wild. Batman and Janet both head there, separately of course. Janet gets easily apprehended and Batman gets tricked and knocked out. When he comes to he sees he is about to be put on trial for all he's done by a jury of Scarecrow, Harley Quinn, Mad Hatter, Riddler, Poison Ivy and Croc with The Ventriloquist as the bailiff and Harvey as the prosecutor. Janet, who hates Batman, is his defense and Batman must watch the whole thing play out with honorable Judge Joker residing over the proceedings. That's all I shall say as this episode is a must and you really need to see it yourself! Have a great day!
Day 17/31 of BTAS Inktober Challenge... Clayface aka Matt Hagen!
I didn’t add any color today but I think it looks perfect in B&W. For the first time, I’m starting to slow down on these drawings... mainly because of work and I’m losing inspiration BUT I will finish the challenge! Haha ! Just being real with y’all! Inktober isn’t easy!
Inking done with @sharpie King Sized marker!
The Ventriloquist/Arnold Wesker is a highly skilled ventriloquist who also suffers from multiple personality disorder. He is often accompanied by a puppet of some sort, primarily Scarface, although he has had others on occasion, such as Socko in the Knightfall story arc. The Ventriloquist has had limited appearances. In BTAS and TNBA, the great actor George Dzundza provided tremendous voice work. Likewise in The Batman, Dan Castellaneta lent his iconic voice to the character. Outside of a few other cameos and an appearance in the Batman Telltale Series (Larry Brisbowitz), the Ventriloquist has had limited portrayals despite a strong presence in the comics. One of the most interesting things about the Ventriloquist is his relationship with Scarface. Wesker is meek, timid, quirky and eccentric and is often at odds with Scarface, unsupportive of his violent tendencies and criminal plots. The two exist as almost two separate characters, with other characters often interacting with only Scarface, ignoring The Ventriloquist altogether. The unique relationship is made all the more real by The Ventriloquist's belief that he needs Scarface. That is why I have chosen to cast The Ventriloquist and Scarface as separate actors. The actor portraying The Ventriloquist needs to deliver an emotional and intriguing preformance that stands out despite playing second fiddle to Scarface. He needs to exhibit a certain level of physical acting that can fully explain his thoughts with only a few words, facial expressions or gestures. I believe that the great Canadian actor, comedian and writer @colinmochrie7591 is absolutely perfect for this role. Colin is a staple of Canadian television, film and improv comedy, has the perfect look for the character and would able to deliver the unique traits of The Ventriloquist, ranging from his unwaivering subservience to Scarface to his inner displeasure with the actions of his ruthless crime boss. I think Colin Mochrie would be awesome in this role. Who would you cast?
Next week, let's cast one of Batman's most intriguing and unique allies-Azrael!