Much to my surprise my “Evolution of Man” comic shattered my previous Instagram record at over 22,000! It also started a huge heated debate about creationism vs evolution in the comments section. It’s interesting to me which comics resonate differently on different social media outlets. A comic that is a smash hit on reddit for example, might be a total flop here on Tumblr. That is why if you are an art creator of any kind, I would encourage you to share on as many outlets as you can. You never know when something might blow up!
In Gotham’s first three seasons, audiences were introduced to so many different characters that it’s mildly impossible to believe that any of their stories could ever get fully fleshed out. But it sounds like Season 4 will go a step further in finally laying down more pieces of the puzzle that is Alfred Pennyworth’s hectic and mysterious past. Star Sean Pertwee spoke with CinemaBlend and other outlets at San Diego Comic-Con, and he shared some of what fans will get to learn about Alfred when Gotham returns.
I think you’re going to find out indirectly about his past, and the person that he was. He’s not proud. He has more demons than Bruce has. And that’s why that’s why they’ve always inevitably sort of drawn together, and they find each other, and that relationship suffers as the young boy grows. Alfred tries to keep up with him, and he just can’t.
With Sean Pertwee’s perma-suaveness always on display, Alfred is one of Gotham’s most enjoyable and grounded characters, and his past could offer a ton of character-building potential. Even more so than everything we already know about him, which mostly boils down to a stint in the British Special Air Services, where he become highly skilled with unarmed combat. There are untold numbers of events in his past that could offer keen intel on his current place in life, and if he’s got as many demons as he’s hinting at, some more of them will almost definitely show up again soon, right? And he’ll hopefully be able to punch them all in their throats.
Wouldn’t it be super interesting if Gotham’s frightening new take on The Scarecrow was the key to unlocking Alfred’s past? Like, if the butler is given a face-full of the fear toxin, and it makes him dive into a mental black hole while remembering his early years’ less virtuous moments. That would be a lot more enjoyable than watching Scarecrow attack strangers, especially if it complicates his connection to Bruce in intriguing ways.
The back half of Season 3 took Bruce and Alfred’s relationship down some dark and deadly roads, and had Ra’s al Ghul not been around to mention the Lazarus Pit beneath Gotham City, Alfred’s story wouldn’t have even made it to Season 4. (Bruce likely wouldn’t have even killed him in the first place, but still.) Speaking of the young ward, Bruce’s ascent to Batman-dom will ramp things up a notch between Wayne Manor’s two residents. When I asked Sean Pertwee if his character’s past, military or otherwise, would play into Alfred assisting Bruce during his increased vigilante, and here’s what the actor said.
That does as well. I can’t give too much away, because I don’t know much. All I know is that they were trying to find a way to introduce Alfred’s past, because that’s never been shown at anytime before, really. Why he’s there and who he is.
The fact that Alfred’s history so rarely gets focused on has to be pretty inspiring and liberating for Gotham’s creative team. Not that the writers tend to strive for direct adaptations of other comic book characters and situations – Jerome’s story comes to mind here – but Alfred provides a nice blank canvas for them to develop new stories with. Gotham Season 4 will introduce crazy new ways of teaming its characters up, mostly on the villain side, so we’re definitely down to watch Alfred mixing it up with characters that don’t enter his world all that often, should that be something creator Bruno Heller is interested in. After all, Bruce did kill Alfred, so that might not sit too well with the former soldier when the story picks back up.
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So like, you're one of my favourite blogs. I love you. Your art is amazing omg I love all that fledgling!Gabriel
thank you so much!! i return the love tenfold. and i’m really happy that people are enjoying all of the g’n’g stuff because it’s literally what i’ve spent my whole summer fawning over. so i luv drawin bab gab ‘cause he my real bab ♥
Ah, fledgling!Gabe, so cute! He’s killing me with his cuteness *sobs* I think Gabe would get to taste his own medicine when Cas gets born. Fledgling!Cas with “What’s that?” and never ending questions of “Why?” and “Castiel, I told u not to step on that fish!!” Gabe would go to God and be like “Dad, u told me I wasn’t annoying. Were u lying.”
i feel like that also happened with humans too! like when gabe talked about humans being the “new baby”–gabe puts up with eeeEEVERYTHING because he relentlessly bugged chuck so much i just love it
he just doesn’t like humans that are bullies because all of his kind were like that so he takes out that frustration on humans that take advantage of other humans just [/whines]
So are you saying there will be God'N'Gabe comics available again Friday ?! It feel like it’s been years i’m watching your etsy shop hoping I could buy one… *-*
absolutely! august 14th will be comic restock day! however, i will not be selling g’n’g I by itself, it will only be available as part of a bundle. g’n’g II will be sold by itself, though!
I’m a huge comic book fan, and I’ve read a lot from all different comic book outlets. I enjoy Marvel, and I’m not just saying that because I’m in the “Thor” films. I gravitate towards the Marvel characters. Of course, growing up I really loved Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman; there will never be a better Wonder Woman. I was also a huge fan of Sigourney Weaver. Walt Simonson told me that his version of Lady Sif was very much modeled after seeing Sigourney Weaver walk down the New York streets in a red trench coat. I thought, ‘Oh, well she’s my favorite, so that’s perfect. That’s just so perfect for me.’