COMIC LEGEND: Neil Gaiman was Dave McKean's model for Batman in Batman: Arkham Asylum
Batman was put through the ringer in Grant Morrison and Dave Mckean's classic graphic novel, Arkham Asylum...
Interestingly enough, someone ELSE put through the ringer was McKean's model...Neil Gaiman!!!
Gaiman (who, by 1989, had worked extensively with McKean both on Black Orchid and Sandman) discussed it on Twitter a few years back...
In "Arkham Asylum" graphic novel I was Dave's Batman model. Writhing around with broomsticks, grimacing etc.
Thanks to my pal Travis Pelkie for suggesting this one!
Okay, that's it for #500!
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