Friday, May 09, 2008

Atlas Shrugged - The Animated Series

While reading Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged, I happened to catch an episode of the "Batman - Superman Animated Adventures." Seeing Lois Lane in her business suit, along with Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent -- set against the deco skyscrapers of Gotham -- put me in mind of the book I was enjoying. I wanted to see Dagny, Francisco, and Hank Reardon animated in the same way.

Soon after that, I happened to read that Atlas Shrugged has been optioned for a movie starring Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and Russell Crowe. Yikes. I preferred the never-realized 70s lineup of Faye Dunaway, Robert Redford and Clint Eastwood.

Anyway, I decided I'd make up my own drawings, so here they are: The characters from Atlas Shrugged in the style of "Batman: the Animated Series." Stay tuned for Francisco D'Anconia and some of the more villainous characters.