Dan Jurgens Talks Creating Booster Gold In The DC Comics Art Academy

Dan Jurgens sat down recently in the DC Comics Art Academy… that's what they call it when an artist sits down and draws for an audience at one of  the conventions. Jurgens, who may be best known for being part of the Death of Superman run drew the character while taking questions. I'm pretty amazed at how easily he was able to freehand draw the Superman logo. Most artists I know still have to look at reference to get that right.

Booster Gold

For me, when I think about Jurgens though, I think about Booster Gold. Jurgens talks about the creation of the character, what was going on in the world when he came up with him and how he was sort of unique in the DC Universe. He also talks about getting to see a character you create get translated into different mediums. Booster has appeared in some of the animated series, in the LEGO universe and on Smallville where Michael Jon Carter was played by Eric Martsolf. There is also expectation that he will eventually show up on DC's Legends of Tomorrow… a show about time travel and one that features Booster's son, Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill).

He wraps up by talking about his current projects which includes drawing an issue of the Kamandi Challenge.

About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.