Despite the debut of her Batgirl still being a few months away, Babs Tarr’s booth was very busy and popular stop this weekend at Boston Comic Con.
I spoke to her a few times during the con and she gave me a bit of background on how she got the gig which involved DC looking at multiple artists. Tarr’s name ended up on multiple writers lists. Tarr who was living in a hotel room in Providence working for Hasbro on toy designs was then called in to do some layouts and finally given the gig.
You’ve probably noticed from the official images DC has released to date her art is much different looking than the DC house style. Tarr gave me a sneak peek at few pages of the colored art from the first issue and it looks fantastic and indeed much different than we usually see at the publisher.
I’ve been told that Barbara will be much more of a detective in this book and the art I saw emphasizes that.
And given my large collection of Batgirl sketches how could I not get a sketch from one of her newest artists? Tarr described it as “Babs being sassy.”