Ever wonder what Batman stories would be like if they took place in high school? You’re not the only one.
Artist Jeffrey Thomas, who gained massive popularity throughout the online art community for his insanely imaginative and sinister yet beautiful series of images known as the Disney Twisted Princesses, is also a huge fan of comics. Some time ago, he and his friend Celeste Green sent an image of a young Joker and Harley Quinn with a banner that read “Gotham High” to DC Comics, and according to Jeffrey, he and Celeste were approached to create a spec series based on the image. Although the project eventually fell through, the duo posted their designs for Gotham High on their blog. Here’s what they had to say about the project:
“We all go through incredible changes as teenagers: growth spurts, bad skin, a sudden insatiable need to uphold justice and avenge your murdered parents…. Well, that is if you’re Bruce Wayne.
As if being a freshman at Gotham High wasn’t tough enough, Bruce’s insomnia and technological fascinations are taking their toll. Instead of spending his time studying, he has begun to obsess over an emerging personality trait: Batman. But under the watchful eye of his guardian and steward, Alfred Pennyworth, Bruce is forced to put his intelligence to good use: graduating high school. But given his classmates, can Bruce survive Gotham High?”
Check out their blog, along with Jeff’s Deviant Art page for more insanely rad images from a very talented artist.
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