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Hey guys sorry I haven't put anything up lately.  I've been super slammed at work and I have the hardest time working on the computer to draw when I'm home since I spend 12 hours a day on the computer as it is.  But I'm working on something Flash-related right now and it should be up in the next couple weeks.
Nebula And Sulu (#saveSelfie) by kinjamin
Nebula And Sulu (#saveSelfie)
..because that show was awesome.. and would of been the only show with an Asian male romantic lead (Glen from Walking Dead is awesome, but isn't that show's lead)

If it isn't clear to everyone, Karen Gillan (Eliza from Selfie) was also Nebula from Guardians of the Galaxy

Such a damn shame the show is cancelled.  Hopefully some other outlet picks it up.
TDK Trilogy Epilogue: Clayface by kinjamin
TDK Trilogy Epilogue: Clayface
So when I was thinking up Clayface for the villain piece I did, I dug the idea to just go to the source.  In Detective Comics #41, Basil Karlo is introduced as a disgruntled actor with a mask that goes ape-sh*t serial killer on a film studio.  I pretty much just kept that origin. 

I'd like to think of Basil as an evil Daniel Day-Lewis that went off the deep end.

With all the technical advances Hollywood can do with prosthetic makeup, I thought it was a good way to represent Basil's "shape-changing" powers.

Also wanted him to have backup in the form of Matt Hagen (Clayface II in the comics) and Preston Payne (Clayface III in the comics)

I kind of like the idea that even in that last panel, you still can't quite see the face of the killers.

If it isnt entirely clear, the group of faces just above Basil's head represents some of his many disguises.

Also another thing that might not be clear, this is totally one of the "unconfirmed sighting of the Batman" post TDK, pre TDKR.  And it is Bruce that beats the crap out of the Clayface murderer(s) and drops them off at GCPD

oh btw I want to mention I'm not trying to demonize FX studios at all.. In fact I was trying to bring to light he fact that film studios completely lowball them to the point of them having to shut-down. It's completely terrible and would drive any of them to high levels of frustration. This is kind if the 'postal' version for the entertainment industry... which thankfully didn't happen - but could have.
Kiddy Croc (and how I felt about the Gotham pilot) by kinjamin
Kiddy Croc (and how I felt about the Gotham pilot)
Ok I know, it's just a pilot.. but holy crap it was super corny.  How dumb do you think your audience is?  I mean does Ivy need to be holding a plant?  We really need Harvey to tell Ed Nygma "no riddles!"?  Still going to watch it because I love Batman that much.  (And sorry to anyone that actually liked it)
A Better Class Of Criminal (Nolanverse villains) by kinjamin
A Better Class Of Criminal (Nolanverse villains)
Wanted to group everyone together from the Epilogues and the movies (with new dudes added)

Some notes:
- If you're asking who's the creepy guy on the left next to Scarecrow, that's Clayface.  Before you throw a fit, I'm super happy with my interpretation of him.  Basing it on the first appearance of Clayface back in the 40s, Basil Karlo just wore a clay mask and was going around murdering the sh*t out of people on a movie set.  I'm working on a full piece for him, so I'll hold off on telling the whole story.  But it was my chance to go full-on serial killer.  I was not too keen on just making every Bat villain a murderous psychopath (e.g. some people wanted Riddler to be some zodiac killer), but it's all good when it comes to Basil.  Also, sort of keeping his shape changing powers.. turns out this version of Clayface uses movie prosthetics to hide his identity

- Tried to keep Deadshot as close as I could to his Gotham Knight interpretation, since I sorta hold those up as TDK canon.  But his get up was super flamboyant, so I opted to make it look as homeless as possible since he's trying to remain inconspicuous. If you can't tell, that's a Gotham Rogues hat he's wearing (I just couldn't with the zoot suit hat - that thing's ridiculous)

- Also tried to keep Croc close to his GK design. If you look up cases of actual hyperkeratosis (his skin condition) -- it really looks scaly as hell (uhhhh. don't look it up at work, though) -- also wanted to note my favorite version of Croc is Azzarello's 'Joker' version so that's in the mix, too.

- Scarecrow looks crazy because that's the fear gas version of him.  Wanted to make it so when you look at him, you must be under the influence.  It's hard to tell but there's worms coming out of his mouth

- That's Manbat above scarecrow - he's a silhouette on purpose.  My idea is that Manbat is a Scarecrow experiment/manifestation.. I might elaborate on it later.. but I like that he's kind of a mystery coupled with J.Crane

- People are asking me what happened to Harley's scar.  To be honest, I kind of regretted giving her a cut smile -- it's so contrived.  But looking back, I let her do it with a surgical knife.  For anyone that's been in surgery like me, you know those heal pretty well if you treat them right.  And unlike the Joker, Harley isn't full-on unsanitary.  But if you're a fan of the cut smile, don't worry, Joker drives Harley so crazy she just may cut herself over and over (which is terrible, btw)

- That is Patton Oswalt as Penguin because even though it was a joke short film, I thought he was brilliant as Oswald.

- For people saying Mr. Freeze is too sci-fi for the nolanverse.. that is literally just a blue hazmat suit on him.

- happy accident that somehow the main film villains from a V (for villain) from Ra's to his daughter (I don't really count Selina as a main villain)
I think I finally hashed out how I'm going to do the Riddler. Gonna take some time tho because its going to be a double spread. But I'm really fusing him into the TDK trilogy lore.


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Ben Deguzman
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Currently at Treyarch Corp.

Working as an animator on the Call of Duty: Black Ops series.

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Rouge-Fox Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Student Writer
Hello, I am contacting people I have decided to watch and admire to tell them about a project we have underway.

Myself and Traumwelt (visit his DA page here-->nemoalleintraumwelt.deviantart…) have begun creating our first comic book together. It is called Old Harry's tale, and it is a supernatural and philosophical drama. The first six pages of Issue #1 will be submitted to Tumblr and DA

We call ourselves Scapegoat comics and all news of the project will be relayed here at the Scapegoat comics club -->… And I would like all those who watch me to join.

The project is going to be set to a kickstarter which will be linked to the club page later within the month. And all who join the club will have early access to the rewards including the free digital intro comic bening the rules.

If you want to join it is automatically approved, you just need to click a button. If you don't want to, that's fine. It's your choice after all.

Also even if you do not join the club I would be most pleased if you watched this video we made and tell us what you think-->…

Once again, you can ingore all of this. You have free will after all.
RexcoCorps Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
I'd love to see a Lord Death Man too
RexcoCorps Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
I love all your Batman stuff! Mind if I use a few of your ideas in my own story I'm working on? It's a combination of several elements or media including a novel with a very different take onon Thomas and Martha.
Nerdman3000 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014
When are we going to get the Earth 3 Man of Steel Ultraman picture?
Tressfx Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Spectacular work, man!!
VillainElsa Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Please do one for Mad Hatter
daw327 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
You should give Clayface a puffy brown leather jacket to match his mask, and to store hidden murder weapons. Not to mention his prosthetics.

But mostly to go with his brown clay mask.

Sorry if this sounds repetitive, but I needed to add more details to my comment, and I could no longer change it.

So I just copied my comment, pasted it here, and added what I needed to add.

BTW, I agree with you on hating the nolanverse action figure version of Firefly.

His design need to symbolize his love of fire more.

Also, I don't care what people think about him. Mech suit Mr. Freeze is BAD@**! And certainly better than downgrading him to just a blue hazmat suit.

If you decide to make another comic, keep him in the large/giant Mech suit!
mr-redx Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Student General Artist
Hey Ben! Hope you're feeling better! Are you open for commissions?
mr-redx Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student General Artist
Hey Ben! Are you open for commissions yet?
kinjamin Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Not really man, had surgery on my shoulder so I'm drawing slower than ever. That batman beyond piece took me like 2-3 months to finish. Sorry about that.
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