Artist Greg Capullo gives us a peek at his creative process in designing the Court of Owls.
From Josh Kushins at DC's Blog,
The "Night of the Owls" is coming this May, pitting the extended Bat-family against the deadly Court of Owls. A shadowy secret society with roots that date back to Gotham City's earliest history, the Court employs a cadre of timeless, sinister assassins known as Talons to execute its malevolent will.
"I thought about owls for a minute, and the hooded owl sprang to mind," said BATMAN artist Greg Capullo about the creation of the original Talon. "So I gave him a hood like an executioner. As for the lines of the suit, I let the thought of birds guide my hand. An owl design simply made sense."
For the earliest of the Talon designs – appearing in Gotham City of the 1660s, and resurrected to battle CATWOMAN – Capullo did some historical research to capture the proper aesthetic.
"I Googled garb and weapons from the period to get the right feel," said Capullo. "I mixed, I matched and modified what I'd seen into a design that looked dangerous."
Source: DC Comics - The Source
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