“It’s time out of time . . . we’ve got an Art Deco mechanical typewriter, a Nouveau chair. Empire style. The building is Industrial style of the 1940s . . . I’ve taken as many art and architectural styles that don’t clash and melded them all into one. Lois for instance will be using a handheld tape recorder to interview Superman, but it’s an Art Deco tape recorder. There’s a scene with a sports car, like a Mazda Miata, that almost runs over this lady carrying groceries. It resembles a Miata until you look at it twice and it’s engineered differently, and has strange Art Nouveau patterns to it. It’s all a melding.” The pages are beautiful, detailed and complex.


Windsor-Smith is more excited now, enjoying showing this work that so few have seen so far. “Here’s an example. This is Lois’s work area. She’s got these Victorian drapes hanging there, and all these sort of old fashioned frames, and yet all the framed headlines on the wall behind her are modern. All the books are heavily bound. She’s modern looking. It’s all variable. It’s meant to engender and create its own time. It’s similar to what they did in the first Batman movie, y’know, Anton Furst and Tim Burton. Now for my tastes that was a bit overdone, but it did have character and had a point to make. It’s characterization. And of course the DC editors have already started complaining.”

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