The Bat Signal appears during nude sunbathing time at Wayne Manor, leaving Bruce with an impossible moral dilemma: Let Gotham burn, or let Dick Grayson put back on his pants?
Little known piece of Bat-trivia: As big as it is, Wayne Manor apparently only has one bedroom, so Bruce generously shares it with Dick.
Sometimes Dick sneaks in on Bruce while he’s showering and ties him up, just a little game they play. Nothing homoerotic about that at all.
Flyer for the upcoming show I’m co-curating with Justin Hall: Batman On Robin! Batman and Robin have long been the most dynamic duo in slash fiction, and people have always been tempted to read a homoerotic subtext into their various adventures.
I was at a release party for the Fantagraphics collection No Straight Lines about the history of queer comics, which Justin had edited (And which is great, you should buy it! Me having some pieces in there has no bearing on that recommendation, I promise) and Justin and I observed that we had, coincidentally, both recently done comics based on real-life sex incidents involving folks with Batman and Robin fetishes (Mine was one I illustrated that was written by Jason A. Quest), and we were pondering what it was about those two characters that seems to have inspired so many homoerotic interpretations over the years. One of us said that there must easily be enough gay sex comics that people had already done about that, or had ideas to do, that they could easily fill a whole show, and so the idea for this show was born.
The one thing that I found interesting about the idea was how the premise was so specific, but also held up a mirror to the sexual fantasies of whoever it was that created a particular story. Justin’s stories and mine both are semi-true life stories about people having sex dressed as those two particular fictional characters, but they were completely different. Personally I had a lot of fun drawing a pretty, twinky Robin, and Justin wanted to draw big, burly Bat-manly action.
Leef Smith of Mission: Comics & Art proved surprisingly game to host the show when we talked to him about it, so the show will be in his amazing San Francisco comics store throughout the month of February! We’re also going to be doing an event at the opening for the show where several people who did stories for the show, including me, Justin, Jon Macy and Agnes Czaja, will do live readings of them. It’s gonna be pretty awesome!
We’re working on a pretty all-star lineup of people who are willing to contribute, which has been helped by Justin being a social butteryfly who just happens to know everybody in the world of comics, and we’re still looking for a few more people to add. If you’ve done a piece, or would like to do a piece, or know somebody who has done a piece or would like to do a piece, please feel free to contact me about it! If you know of any existing pieces that you love that you think we’d possibly be able to get permission to display or get original art from, let me know that, too!
The show is going to feature everything from pin-up art to tattoo art to actual short comics stories. We’d like to showcase as broad a spectrum as possible. Anybody who’s interested can contact me through my Facebook, or my email: firstname.lastname@example.org , or find more contact information at my website: http://rickworley.com .
Contributing or not, we hope everybody comes out to this show, as it’s gonna be amazing. We’ll be naming more contributors as pieces from them start coming in, so check back!
I don’t know if I explained on my last post that Seduction of the Innocent, based on the Wertham book, obviously, is the title of the Batman on Robin commissioned story that I’ve been working on. I don’t know how innocent Robin is though, exactly, he seems like a bit of a hobag. But it’s cute if he’s playing innocent, so I would go with it. Anyway, I finished the 10 pages, so I thought I’d do a post about the rest of them before I moved on to posting other things.
So let’s see. On this next page we have Batman taking off his jumpsuit, but leaving on the cape and cowl, which is good because that’s more fun to draw in this story than just some guy’s face. This is also some of the first chest hair I’ve ever drawn. My twinks don’t normally have chest hair, so commissioned stories are good because they force me to learn to draw things I probably wouldn’t try to draw otherwise. There are a few versions of the big dick panel, because we discussed whether or not the bottom of Robin’s shirt should be visible, etc., and I did it a few ways and left it to Jason to decide.
I liked this page a lot. I added an extra panel from the script because I wanted to move panels around so that those two panels on the second row were next to each other. I wanted, when your eye moved left to right reading it, for that to follow the thrust of Batman’s dick into Robin. I also like the thing with Batman covering Robin’s mouth while he fucks him. That’s always the problem with twinks, you get to fuck them but then you have to listen to them talk, as well. It’s a difficult trade-off. The word balloon up at the top is Batman telling Robin “No,” when Robin is about to cum. Bottoms love it when you tell them, “No,” they need to be shown who’s boss. That’s free relationship advice there, folks.
This page was difficult for me to draw. With nothing going in Robin’s butt, my interest begins to wane. But his penis is awfully cute, I suppose. On the last panel there, Batman is ordering him to cum, so on the next page we get:
A lot of Bat-jizz. This page comes close to doing one thing I swore I would never do, which is the ridiculous giant penises you see in a lot of porn comics. I don’t think two foot long penises are sexy in life, and I don’t think they’re sexy in comics. They make me think a person probably needs medical attention, not sex. However, on this page the penises aren’t actually larger than I drew them on other pages, they’re just meant to be closer to the viewer. In the first panel it’s Robin’s big cumshot, so I thought the penis should be the focus, and in the fourth panel, Batman is about to start fucking him again so his penis is supposed to be the focus and look intimidating. With foreshortening taken into account, the size of the penises is about right, I just wondered if they looked too big. In the end I think they came out alright.
In the last panel there Robin has kind of turned the tables on Batman and he’s feeling kind of full of himself, post-orgasm. He knows Batman still wants to fuck him and he’s cracking jokes to irritate him. I think the script said that Batman was visible in that last panel, but since the idea was Robin using Batman’s desire for him to his advantage, I thought the pose of him with his butt up in the air, showing it off, and talking to Batman from between his legs, was really good.
I like the first panel here a lot. I think it’s cute how excited and confident Robin looks about getting fucked. I like the fifth panel, too, it’s intentionally done as an homage to this dumb sex scene that, when I was about 17, I loved and jacked off to who knows how many times. The poses are based on the movie, which is not a Batman and Robin porn movie, and then I put Batman’s costume, etc., on them. I also think it’s cute how Batman is grabbing a fistful of Robin’s hair there.
So this is the last page. In the first panel there, Batman finishes up, and then the script said something about him slinking off into the shadows in the next panel. Throughout the comic, whenever Batman is trying to act cool and intimidating like the comic book Batman, I drew him a little more comic-booky in those panels, his chin got bigger or whatever. So in this panel with him slinking off into the night, I drew him more like a comic book Batman, with his shoulders making those pointed shapes that they do in the comics for some reason, and his eyes becoming those kind of Todd McFarlane-y triangle shaped eyes. When I was showing these pages last week at the Center for Sex and Culture, somebody pointed out that in between the first and second panels, you don’t know whether or not Batman actually put his clothes back on, or if he’s still just wearing the cape. I like the idea of him slinking off, all masked-avengery, having forgot his pants.
So, the story is that Batman leaves, but he leaves Robin tied to the bed and the door still open. On the third panel I tried to draw a shaft of light that looked like it was coming from an open door. The focus of that spotlight effect, obviously, is Robin’s used butt with cum leaking out of it, which is of course what I paid the most attention to while drawing.
Then, the guy in the Joker mask, who was there way back in the first page of the story, shows up, and now he’s gonna fuck Robin too. We leave Robin tied to a bed, and used as a slutty cum dumpster which is how, in the comics, I always felt Robin was meant to be.
And page 10, the final page of my NSFW commissioned Batman and Robin story I’ve been working on! Batman finishes, and leaves Robin tied up on the bed, where he’s discovered by the guy in the Joker mask who decides to take a turn. We leave Robin as a used up little cum dumpster, which, obviously, is what Robin has always been meant to be.
And the NSFW page nine of the commissioned Batman and Robin story I’ve been doing. I think the first panel is pretty hot.