If you’ve ever seen any “How to draw” videos, you know that several of them appear to be missing steps, especially to the artistically challenged. This week, “the Reverend” Dave Johnson released two parody videos that openly mock the “How to draw” formula, as he proceeded to depict intentionally awful renditions of Batman and the Hulk.
We noticed the first video via Bleeding Cool, where Johnson provided humorous commentary about his Batman and the Dark Knight’s anger issues. The end result was unquestionably amateurish, but that’s part of the joke! Do you really think that the man who knocked out this amazing cover of Batman ’66 can’t draw the Caped Crusader on demand?
Johnson is one of the most respected cover artists in the comic book industry, with a legendary stint on all 100 issues of 100 Bullets, as well as fondly remembered runs on Batman, Detective Comics and even Deadpool for Marvel. Only someone unfamiliar with Johnson’s work would confuse these videos for real attempts.
The second video with the Hulk is actually funnier than the first, since the entire sketch is building up for one final sight gag at the end of the video. You may have to watch this one twice to fully appreciate Johnson’s sense of humor, as he shows every part of the joke before you even realize what his visual endgame is.
Johnson’s YouTube channel is pretty sparsely filled at the moment, but we’d love to see more of his parody “How to draw” videos in the future!
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