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Artist Rafael Grampá Discusses His Latest Batman Statue

One of DC’s most internationally renowned artists, Rafael Grampá has inspired many others through his stylized art and design…including the team at DC Direct, who have produced several statues based on his art.

This year, DC Direct is going bigger and bolder than ever before when it comes to Grampá’s work, releasing one of their largest DC Designer series statues based on his art. 

Inspired by his original design for a Batman: Black & White statue, the DC Designer Series: Batman by Rafael Grampá Statue is a 1:6-scale Designer Series piece that features Grampá’s sword-wielding design in full color for the first time. The larger size and vivid color palette unlock greater detail in Grampá’s statue, making for a phenomenal collectible that’s a must-have for any Batman fan.

Read more HERE about Grampá’s thoughts on the statue.

DC Designer Series: Batman by Rafael Grampa Statue by DC Direct is now available through comic shops, specialty stores and online retailers.

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Here Is Rafael Grampá’s Variant Cover For Wonder Woman #754

I have shared my appreciation of Rafael Grampá in the past.

The artist has created a variant cover for Wonder Woman #754 which should be released tomorrow.

The issue is described as follows:

Just when she thought her troubles were over, Wonder Woman is thrust into a new adventure that takes her out of this world! Princess Maxima, the former ruler of the planet Almerac, has crash-landed on our hero’s doorstep and is desperate for her help. Maxima’s people are victims of a vicious lie, and only the truth she’s discovered will set them free. With Wonder Woman by her side, can she retake her throne and bring back the planet’s peaceful matriarchal society? Back on Earth, there is no peace…only Warmaster! The vengeful villainess has obtained a weapon of mass destruction that can wipe out the Amazons for good!

Order one online HERE at my favorite Los Angeles comic shop, Golden Apple.

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The Flash Variant Cover By Rafael Grampá Is For Sale

This rare and incredible The Flash variant cover created by one of my favorite artists, Rafael Grampá is now available for purchase!

Featuring pencils on 11″ x 17″ art board the stunning image portraying “The Fastest Man Alive” stretching is for sale for $7,000.

In the issue which is due on April 22, The Flash is on the run as The Flash Age continues! Paradox accomplished his mission to make everyone see the Flash as a monster-and now Flash and the Reverse-Flash are trapped in a 25th century Central City that hates the Flash family and legacy. Now a wanted man, Flash must turn to an unexpected place to get help to return to his own time!

More info HERE.

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Dark Knight Returns: The Golden Child Deluxe Edition 

It’s been three years since the events of Dark Knight III: The Master Race. Lara has spent the time learning to be more human, and Carrie Kelley has been growing into her new role as Batwoman. But a terrifying evil has returned to Gotham City, and Lara and Carrie must team up to stop this growing threat–and they have a secret weapon. Young Jonathan Kent, “the golden child,” has a power inside of him unlike anything the world has ever seen, and it’s about to be unleashed… 

Dark Knight Returns: The Golden Child is Frank Miller’s triumphant return to the world of the Dark Knight and joining him is the superstar artist Rafael Grampá, the mastermind behind the groundbreaking Mesmo Delivery. Following work in advertising and film, this incredible collaboration marks Grampá’s first comics work in six years, bringing his extraordinary detail and storytelling to the Dark Knight saga, resulting in a Dark Knight story like nothing you’ve ever seen before.

Pre-order the 96 page hardcover book HERE. It will be released on June 16, 2020.

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First Look At Dark Knight Returns: The Golden Child

Frank Miller’s epic story began with The Dark Knight Returns, continued in The Dark Knight Strikes Again, and welcomed a new generation of hero in Dark Knight III: Master Race. Now Miller is teaming with artists Rafael Grampá and Jordie Bellaire to deliver a brand new installment for The Dark Knight Returns: The Golden Child arriving this week in comic shops.

Set three years after the conclusion of Master Race, the 48-page one-shot picks up after Lara has had some time to learn about humanity, and for Jonathan to grow from a baby into a child. In the same time, Carrie has matured to tackle Gotham’s less manageable problems.

Fans can get their first look at the story below.

  

Check out the issue’s variant covers.

Read more HERE.

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Dark Knight III #6 Variant Cover By Rafael Grampá

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I have been a huge fan of Rafael Grampá’s comic book artistry for years and he did not disappoint on his variant cover for The Dark Knight III: The Master Race # 6. Rafael paid homage to Frank Miller on the cover featuring a grizzled aged Batman and his new young sidekick, Carrie Kelly AKA Robin.

The issue will go on sale October 19, 2016.

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Variant Cover To Batman Rebirth # 1 By Rafael Grampa

Check out Rafael Grampa’s variant cover to Batman Rebirth # 1. His inspiration for Gotham City  was San Paolo, Brazil.

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Harley Quinn Commission By Rafael Grampá

One of my favorite artists Rafael Grampá just shared his latest commission, Harley Quinn via Facebook that was created for a lucky art collector.

If you are interested in a commission by this immensely talented Brazilian artist, please note that the waiting list is for a couple of years. You can ask to be added to the list and the prices for a piece are as follows:

Inked Full Body – Single character without background on 11″x17″ art board: $1,500

Inked Full Body – Two characters without background on 11″x17″ art board: $2,500

For extra characters: please inquire with a full description of your request by emailing: artsales.chiaroscurostudios@gmail.com

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Batman V Superman Variant Cover To Detective Comics #50 By Rafael Grampá Revealed

This March, DC Comics will be celebrating the release of the highly-anticipated Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice with a whole month of variant covers. 10 of DC’s most popular Batman and Superman titles will get a polybagged variant and the first one, being released on March 2, 2016 is Detective Comics #50 by Rafael Grampa. Check out more of Grampa’s work HERE.

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Comic Book Artist Rafael Grampá Offers 10 Commissioned Art Pieces For Facebook Followers

On March 6, 2013 Rafael Grampá reached out to his Facebook followers with a very unique offer.

The Brazilian comic book artist decided to open his first commission list, allowing 10 lucky people to choose their favorite super hero/heroes for Grampá to render in his unique detailed style.

The result would be ten one of a kind drawings inked over pencils on 11×17 strathmore paper finished with Grampá’s distinctive “character head” signature.

The cost of the art piece was dependent on how many figures Rafael drew. A full body, single figure cost $1,000, two characters $1,800 and three characters $2,400.

Smart fans, savvy art collectors and shrewd investors immediately seized the rare opportunity to own an original piece by Grampá considering that the illustrator doesn’t sell any of his original work.

Within hours the ten spots on the list were full. Below are the commissioned drawings plus a couple of bonus pieces. Congratulations to the fortunate owners and hopefully time permitting Rafael will continue with more commissions!

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Ironman, Captain America and Spiderman

Here is Rafael’s second commission – Batman emerges from the smoke, cape billowing, grappling gun in hand ready to take on an unseen assailant!  Apparently Rafael liked the rendering so much, he had a hard time parting with it. I love the details of the gloves, boots, gun and cape. The smoke provides an element of mystery and danger. Thank you Rafael, for doing such an amazing job. I will cherish this forever!

Yes, I am the lucky owner of commission # 2 and I feel like Charlie must have felt after he found the golden ticket in Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory.

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Batman and the smoke

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Batman versus Joker

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Lone Wolf and Cub for Ivan Freitas Da Costa – Bonus Commission

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The Dark Knight Returns

This Frank Miller inspired Dark Knight and Robin was commissioned by David Mandel, screenwriter of Sienfeld, Saturday Night Live and executive producer and director of Curb Your Enthusiasm.

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Marv, Nancy and Gail from Frank Miller’s Sin City

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Gambit

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Wolverine: Weapon X

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Batman and Scarecrow

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Batman

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Batman & Batgirl

Here are some additional commissions from Rafael…

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Batman V. Superman

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Batman

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