In June of 2017, TV’s Batman, Adam West passed away. The mayor of Los Angeles realized what an important “hero” Mr. West was to many people here in Southern California, not to mention around the world, and decided to honor the late actor in a very unique, and Weird Hollywood way.
On June 15th, Burt Ward, (Robin the Boy Wonder) was on hand as Eric Garcetti and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck switched on the Bat Signal to cheers and chants of, “Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na… Batman!
The event began and ended relatively quick, but it was forever memorable, and so much fun to meet all of those other Bat-fans – many dressed as their favorite characters from the Bat-family.
As the evening unfolded I met this intense-looking guy in a very sharp green sharkskin suit, and an authentic-looking 1966 Bat-cowl. I vowed that night to paint that man – much like a young Bruce Wayne vowed to avenge the death of his parents while dressing up like a giant bat, and punching gun-toting villains in their faces, so hard you actually saw the sound effect.
I guess in some ways, I am Batman.
Hope you enjoy. – Joe