By Eric Diaz
The Dark Knight turns 75 this year, and fans are celebrating all over the country in various ways, including through creating their own art to celebrate the Caped Crusader’s birthday. Some of that art will be in view because the Fulton Street Collective in Chicago is presenting a group showing of new work from local comic creators and artists to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Batman– which is appropriately called Holy 75th Anniversary, Batman!
Batman is arguably the most popular fictional character, and his influence and legacy are felt in diverse areas of pop culture and arts. The exhibit is set to coincide with the Chicago Comics and Entertainment Exposition (C2E2) and will be open to limited viewings via scheduled appointment. This event is produced with the support of Chicago comic book stores Challengers Comics and Conversation, First Aid Comics, Third Coast Comics, and Vigilante Press. The show will present over thirty artists, including former Detective Comics artist Tony Daniel, as well as Tiny Titans artist Art Baltazar. I got the chance to talk to exhibit curator Gavin Rehfeldt, ask him how the exhibit came together, and receive a preview of some of the amazing artwork that’s …read more