Batman : The Killing Joke, Julio Cesar Espada (3D)


Title: Batman : The Killing Joke
Name: Julio Cesar Espada
Country: España
Software: 3ds max, mental ray, Photoshop, ZBrush

3D recreation of the comic cover art “Batman: The Killing Joke” by Alan Moore, Brian Bolland and John Higgins and Published by DC Comics.

Made using 3DSMax (base modeling), Zbrush (sculpt and detail) and Photoshop (final composition). Rendering in mentalray.


Sorry, is Alan Moore. I am not sure how to edit the main post…

Here im adding a couple of variations i did just for fun, a capture of the 3dsmax viewport with the lights and a straight render from zbrush.

Hope you like it


Great comic art
you can edit the main post
from your portfolio
but its take hours to update


This is one amazing piece of art. The Joker has SO MUCH LIFE. BEAUTIFUL!

I think you can edit the main post if you go back into your gallery and select (Aa Aa)
on your image.


Yes,perfect…superb work! :beer:


Thanks for your comments :slight_smile: I have already corrected in the image details the name of Alan Moore. I hope it does not take too long to update. Thanks for the advice :slight_smile:


cool concept to redo comicbook image :slight_smile: Looks very good.


Wow. Very impressive!


Amazing :bowdown:

Great Job Man!


wow! :buttrock: best work.


great . very professional modeling . :scream:
best regards.


Thanks so much for the comments :slight_smile:

I have made a very quick tutorial on how to create the ink effect in photoshop. If you are interested you can read it here



very nice, like the screen caps. Those are nice to see.


Excellent work! Plugged!


Wooooh! Thanks a lot!


This is brilliant!
The modelling of that glove just left me drooling…:drool:

You’ve captured perfectly the feeling of the comics!
5*****! :beer:


wow great sculpt! dont care for the render too much tho, the shadows are all pure black and the face looks plastic and out of place. i like the ink tho :arteest:


very artistic work
5 stars


IMPRESSIVE WORK!!..This is art not 3D :bowdown:

5 stars!!!