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Though I can't find out much about it, Dolman Magazine (Spain) seems to be a comics publication much like the recently-defunct Wizard Magazine, or the long-ago-defunct Hero Illustrated, and Guillem March has done a fair bit of work for them as a cover artist. About a week ago, the following gorgeous piece came to my attention:

Since first seeing this, it has rapidly climbed the ranks among my favorite pieces of Catwoman art and clawed its way up towards the top of the heap. Not only is the Batman Returns version of Catwoman one of my very favorite designs/interpretations of the character, the image is dripping with delightful symbolism and uses light and shadow on the wet-look vinyl suit in an unexpected way. I do so seriously dig it, don't you?
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In the nineteen eighties, there was a prolific artist by the name of Patrick Nagel who pretty much defined the look of The Eighties Woman singlehandedly and changed the face of style and art with his work. He died shortly after attaining fame, but even so, echoes of the Nagel Ideal could be seen in almost every medium.

I've always thought that Frank Miller's/David Mazzucchelli's Batman Year One take on Selina--with her short hair and sharply defined features--owed more than a little bit to Nagel's work. Though I personally consider Nagel's women to be far more attractive than the YO version of Selina, I can't help but draw comparisons...especially considering the eventual Darwyn Cooke take on the character.

Let's compare! The Cooke noir-y, femme fatale version:



This is the back-up account for what I hope will be the Ultimate Catwoman Fan Blog--Dr. Von Fangirl on LiveJournal. You should go check it out over there. I much prefer the original article.

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