Jim Lee Draws Cover for Comic Con Souvenir Book, Will Take Rest of Year Off to Recuperate (UPDATE: SWYPED)
Source: Robot 6
San Diego Comic Con has revealed the cover to their 2014 souvenir book featuring a drawing of Batman by DC Co-Publisher and lazy cat Jim Lee. The booklet, given out for free to comic con attendees, weighs in at 244 pages and has sections celebrating the various anniversaries celebrated by comics publishers and properties this year. The cover is both penciled and inked by Lee, which constitutes more work than the artist usually completes in an entire year.
"AAaaaauuuuuugGGGGGHHHHHaaaaaaagggghhh," yawned Lee, reportedly, after completing the roughly twelve hours of work required to create the cover. Lee then circled the carpet of his Burbank office, looking for a warm, sunny spot. After locating one, he slowly kneaded the area with his claws for at least ten minutes before curling up in a ball and promptly falling asleep. Sources close to DC Comics tell The Outhouse that Lee will probably sleep for "six to eight months," which explains the cancelation of Superman Unchained after issue #9.
At press time, millions of fans around the world were looking at an image of the cover and wondering how the fuck it differs in any significant way from the hundreds of other Batman covers and pinups Lee has drawn over the years.
Hush TPB cover from 2004, pretty much the same fucking thing.
UPDATE: For fuck's sake. We found this image of what looks like a convention sketch from Lee in 2012:
JIM LEE SWYPED HIMSELF!
It's good to know Lee put so much effort into this cover.
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