Talking Batman

The residual publicity surrounding The Essential Batman Encyclopedia chugs along. A few weeks back I was interviewed for The Batman Universe’s podcast, which I’m told has not gone live.

If you go to their website, scroll down to episode 20.

Meantime, a British grad student named Sukhraj Singh is making a mini-documentary about Gotham City and came to America this week to film interviews. His first stop was Manhattan so I headed into the Big Apple. We used a spare room above Jim Hanley’s Universe, opposite the Empire state Building, and chatted on camera for about 75 minutes about all things Gotham.

I appreciated the time and effort Sukhraj took to make this painless for me. He found a job board at NYU and found a freshman willing to play camera/sound technician and they were set up and waiting as I arrived. His questions were thoughtful and he wisely gave us both a break about halfway through so he could check the playback and we could both rest. He even brought me a thank you gift which was a nice touch.

He’ll be interviewing Denny O’Neil before jetting west to speak with Steve Englehart and one of the animators at Warner Bros.

I certainly look forward to checking out the finished product.

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