September 8, 2009

"To The Bat-Room, Poopie!"

When I was in my late twenties, between wives and rooming with my friend and fellow musician Patrick Raymaker, I got a notion to wallpaper my bathroom with those beautifully glossy pages from a DC Archives Batman volume. With no sane rational female around to convince me otherwise, my dream became a reality. It took about 12 geek-hours to accomplish, spread over the course of a week.

I really enjoyed the reactions of visitors to my Bat-Room. The glee, the bewilderment, the realization that I was even more disturbed than they had reckoned. Actually, of course, I am not disturbed at all. Just a free spirit artist, doing his thing. Some people can't handle that, I suppose.

Alas, all good things eventually come to an end, so I had to dismantle the Bat-Room when I moved out of the apartment. I'll always have my memories though, and these three photographs.

To anyone who might possibly be inspired to try something like this, I say go for it! You only live once, you know. Has anyone out there comic-ed up their abodes in a similar fashion? Share your photos and links in the comments section!


RMJ said...

My fella has plastered our powder room with pictures of metal gods. The jutaposition of Dave Mustaine and James Hetfield has garnered some comments.

We also have Johnny Cash flicking off the viewer in a "Steal Your Face" (Grateful Dead skull) right next to the pot.

Ice said...

Wow thats cool :D i was thinking similar for my bedroom, just i wanted to do it with pictures from several comics, and not full pages, just scenes (1 picture)every favorite scene put together.

Scott M said...

Very, very nice.

karl said...

stylish... nice bit of toilet reading. go go go

Marco Soares said...

Great minds think alike , John ! You had this wonderful bog and I had my bedroom wall with some of my favorite super-heroes in the late 70's . I remember having Jim Aparo's Batman , John Romita's Spider-Man , Sal Buscema's Captain America [ I guess , it was a piece of a cover from a comic of 1979 ] , The Incredible Hulk , Thor , Superman , Iron Man , Ka-Zar , The Avengers , The Falcon [ still in his original green & orange costume , in action along with Captain America ] , Silver Surfer , The Legion Of Super-Heroes ,and some others cut from the comics covers and advertisements and glued on the wall right above my bed . Man I even had a TV show Spider-Man [ do you remenber that ? ] thrown in the middle ! They were my best friends at the time and guaranteed a lot of good dreams . My other friends all got surprised to see my montage of sorts in the wall . And the best part was that I did not spent a dime in doing this . . . thanks to my uncles and cousins ! So , I understand how proud you were of your bat-bathroom ! My master piece endured some years , but ended when I had to move with my family to a new house . . . and the old one got demolished . But it still lives on in my mind's fondest memories of my childhood . Thanks for the memory !