COMMENTARY

The Joke That Came True

Dodano: 14 December 2016 | Michał Chudoliński

“Batman. The Killing Joke”, now and then Author: Michał Chudoliński Translated by: Sebastian Kownacki One of the most popular comic books on Gotham’s Dark Knight is about to be adapted for an animated series, the first installment to be R-Rated. The cult story by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland, which is considered a part of […]

Blinded by Freedom – About The Killing Joke

Dodano: 17 August 2016 | Michał Chudoliński

Blinded by Freedom Blessed are those who can laugh on thyself, for they shall have the laugh until thy day will come. I thought that everything about “The Killing Joke” has already been said; the topic seemed completely worn-out. I have never been so wrong… The critics’ accusations of shallowness and simplicity of “Batman: The […]

Mindscape of Bruce W. – Short One-shot

Dodano: 17 June 2015 | Michał Chudoliński

With great pleasure we present the first fan comic book on “Gotham in the Rain”! Our story take place after traumatic events from “Batman: KillingJoke” and “Batman: Death in the Family”, although this plot could happen earlier or even later period of Batman’s career as Caped Crusader. We wonder how Bruce Wayne cope with himself […]

Co-Creator. Press release

Dodano: 11 March 2015 | Michał Chudoliński

Press release by Lenny Schwartz, Daydream Theatre Company. Daydream Theatre Company and The Arctic Playhouse are proud to announce their spring 2015 show, “Co-Creator” a play written and directed by Lenny Schwartz. The play is being produced by Jim Belanger, Lloyd Felix, and David Vieria. Production dates are April 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, […]

The Symbolism of a Bat. Bat in Pop Culture

Dodano: 26 January 2015 | Michał Chudoliński

It must be said openly – Batman doesn’t have a monopoly on the use of the symbol of the bat. It may be hard to believe for his committed fans, but the Dark Knight is not the only hero having spectacular connections with flying mammals. Pop culture abounds in both bats, which in various forms […]

The Symbolism of a Bat. Bat in the Cultures of the World

Dodano: 12 December 2014 | Michał Chudoliński

There was nothing but bats inside this house, the house of Camazotz, a large animal, whose weapons for killing were like a dry point, and instantly those who came into their presence perished.  Popol Vuh. Book of the Quiché People Bat is a very particular animal. Many references to this flying mammal, often symbolising darkness […]

The Symbolism of a Bat. In the Abyss of Superstitions

Dodano: 29 September 2014 | Michał Chudoliński

As we could see in the previous article, a bat isn’t an animal of particular sympathy. It has been persecuted and associated with evil forces for centuries, and even now it suffers from different superstitions and prejudices. In the present text, I would like to systematise and describe the most common superstions regarding the flying […]

The Symbolism of a Bat. Satan’s Brood

Dodano: 8 August 2014 | Michał Chudoliński

Naturae vespertilionis congruere naturam Diaboli [1] Divus Basilius The idea of a bat as a creature which has close connection with the devil strengthened in medieval Europe. The sources of such perception of flying mammals originate from i.a. Christianity, which included bats in unclean animals. In the Bible we can find, for example, records concerning the […]

The Symbolism of a Bat. Introduction

Dodano: 28 July 2014 | Michał Chudoliński

This year we celebrate 75th anniversary of the birth of Batman. Despite being a senior citizen, the superhero is going strong and it looks as though he will provide the next generations of comic, films, TV series and video games fans with unforgettable experiences. Therefore, the question arises: what is the source of the success […]

The Man in the Shadow of the Bat

Dodano: 30 June 2014 | Michał Chudoliński

The author of the article is Michał Chudoliński. You can find out more about him here. The following text is an extended version of the article originally published in 16th issue of Polityka weekly magazine. You can read the original here. The Man in the Shadow of the Bat. The story of Bill Finger For […]