BATMAN REIMAGINED: Norman Rockwell Style by Artist Mark Dos Santos

What would the results have been if famed painter Norman Rockwell decided to use Gotham City as his source of inspiration? It starts with his art appearing on the cover of The Gotham Evening Post, and proceeds to some interesting variations of famed covers.

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By EdGross - 12/22/2012
Artist Mark Dos Santos has decided to embark on that little experiment, paying homage to Rockwell and offering up an approach that is unique, to say the least.









Source: Uproxx.com
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DioFoRio - 12/22/2012, 3:23 PM
ehh.
SmellofDuty - 12/22/2012, 3:24 PM
That last one is GOLD.
Jollem - 12/22/2012, 3:25 PM
dig 'em

batman never has a good time at christmas



:)
MisterMagurlypse - 12/22/2012, 3:29 PM
These are pretty cool. Lol @the last one. But, could anyone really feel like eating with Two-Face at the table. Ugh!!
KeefNCookies - 12/22/2012, 3:57 PM
#s 2 & 4... Yes. Simply, yes.
revloveR - 12/22/2012, 4:00 PM
Not even close. Nice try though.
Happy11 - 12/22/2012, 4:18 PM
@jollem brilliant
EmoSpidey - 12/22/2012, 4:20 PM
These don't really look like Norman Rockwell style to me. The characters look like they were cut out of a comic book and pasted onto a Norman Rockwell style background. Not downing the artwork because the artwork is great! I just don't know that this would have screamed Norman Rockwell if I had checked it out without reading the title.
EmoSpidey - 12/22/2012, 4:22 PM
@cipher Dude! That's disgusting, but hilarious!
Jollem - 12/22/2012, 4:35 PM
@Happy11 - mr. ross is brilliant :)

@cipher - i've flipped through that at a comic shop. yeah, i like how superman is all "c'mon in. get you some nog, bruce" :)
graveyardtramp - 12/22/2012, 4:55 PM
Doesn't look very Rockwell-esque to me, but they are pretty good nonetheless, the second and last ones are great!
bababoozer - 12/22/2012, 6:34 PM
It's nothing like Rockwell.
bazinga85 - 12/22/2012, 6:37 PM
I love the joker/harley one, very B:TAS-esque. And the last one is "aces"
Havensent - 12/22/2012, 7:00 PM
That's some gorgeous art right there. This artist has a very Frank Cho like quality to his faces and bodies.
Grimm - 12/22/2012, 7:09 PM
I dig it... I got the Rockwell vibe
Supes17 - 12/22/2012, 7:09 PM
I thought the Joker was holding a fleshlight in that Joker/Harley pic :P
Rowsdower - 12/22/2012, 7:55 PM
Why is it ok for Batman to watch people but when Superman does it's weird?
mgeoff88 - 12/22/2012, 9:41 PM
These are very cool. The top one is touching: I'm pretty sure that's Batman remembering Christmas with his parents.

The little boy looks a lot like Bruce Wayne. And the boy's parent look just like Thomas and Martha Wayne.
sameoldthing - 12/22/2012, 10:34 PM
I like the 3 ladies in jail..we all know whats going to "go down" in that cell don't we?

Harley is using her arms to squeeze her love muffins together..trying to distract Bats but that won't work.

He has the Bat-Pole ready..
sameoldthing - 12/22/2012, 10:36 PM
Just look at those gals faces..Bats is comin' inside that cell for "interrogation".
Catwoman has already seen the "Bat-Pole"...shes bored with it.
loki668 - 12/22/2012, 11:00 PM
These look nothing like Norman Rockwell. Sam Rockwell, maybe. Nice attempt, though.

Lord Loki has spoken
arachnidzpr7 - 12/23/2012, 4:08 AM
hahaha picture 4 its Raping time
ALmight - 12/23/2012, 5:54 AM
Their are cool, but not Norman Rockwellish.
TheSoulEater - 12/23/2012, 9:41 AM
The Third and Last one are best
cwb77 - 12/23/2012, 9:43 AM
Ok. Those were great. :) Love & Peace. Have a great holiday. :)
HeadPool420 - 12/23/2012, 10:03 AM
The only thing that's Rockwell like is the backgrounds the characters look nothing like Norman Rockwells art style.
Gary8264 - 12/23/2012, 3:18 PM
I gotta agree with you hope and arachnid, the background is the only thin' that even looks like a Rockwell. Rockwell's talent was way above this attempt to imitate. Although, it is cool to have him remembered. Rockwell was a one of a kind for his art style, just like Dave Mann was in the old Easy Rider magazines. Both are gone, but it's good to pay pay tribute to some of the greats.
Gary8264 - 12/23/2012, 3:19 PM
* 'course you only have to "pay" tribute once..... "pay pay" makes me sound like the tax man. haha
AUSSYACE - 12/23/2012, 4:55 PM
Ichaos - 12/23/2012, 6:54 PM
Batman isn't big on Christmas because of all those rumors of his smelling and that the Batmobile lost a wheel.
Phlegmbot - 12/23/2012, 10:20 PM
@AmpliDude - No, the art isn't Rockwell, but the artist took the EXACT layouts and changed "Saturday" to "Gotham" -- if you wouldn't have been able to figure out these were Rockwell homages, that's a fault in you, not the artist. It's EXTREMELY obvious what he's following here.

That said, they're a lot of fun, and I like that he went with a more cartoony art style rather than trying to actually copy Rockwell's realism.
wolfgangdarkknight - 12/23/2012, 11:43 PM
boom goes the dynamite ^^
bsgbumpersticker - 12/24/2012, 6:43 AM
Nice concept. Great execution.
Deadpool17 - 12/24/2012, 1:58 PM
What Batman is thinking in the one with Catwoman, Harley, and ivy: Dear penthouse forum.
TheTank - 12/24/2012, 10:50 PM
I mean with the exception of the style of text that says "Gotham evening post" there is really little much to do with anything Norman Rockwell...but I'm not gonna be that dick who rips it, because they are cool pieces of art, and some of the way the images are composed are a little reminiscent.

Alex Ross work always reminded me of Norman Rockwell, apparently this was a wide spread thought because its mentioned in his book "Mythology"
TheTank - 12/24/2012, 10:54 PM
When i moved into my house like 28 years ago when i was a weeeee little tyke, my parents found a suitcase in the attic, containing several issues of the original Saturday evening post magazine...I think they were more so hoping that they'd find a suitcase full of cash, regardless, we still have em lol.

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