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.
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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