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Batman Holiday Special 2013, Part I by Dkalban Batman Holiday Special 2013, Part I by Dkalban
Part I? Why Part I? Because Part II will be written and uploaded tomorrow =P

(Update, Part II is here: dkalban.deviantart.com/art/Bat… )

In this holiday special, Wayne Manor is filled with Christmas cheer (with the occasional barb between Joseph Kane and Jason Todd). This is the Kanes' first Christmas in Gotham, but Sam wants to go see the lights like they did in NYC. But when the Kanes leave, little do they realize that Christmas Chaos will be upon them. In the meanwhile, Batman is asked by Barry Allen to help hold of The Rogues until he can sneak out of a holiday party at Central City PD....

As you can see here, there is already some animosity between Joseph and Jason; while they probably haven't had much interaction the hate is already there. And I know this is lighter on action; next part I promise will have plenty of it! I divided it into two parts just to make it easier for me lol; if it was a real holiday special, there'd be some filler stories in the issue before part II starts =P

Joseph and Sam Kane, and Barkley belong to me
Batman and related characters belong to DC Comics

Preview photo is a still from Arkham Origins, I claim no ownership over it
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first of all...lou is short louise? HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAH
Oh that's classic.

Now as one who is well versed in Christmas madness *cough*EMU*cough* I find this little tale to be quite seasonal; the family is all there with the likelihood of a few rows. The dog's got a bone (You were right he is a perv!) and surprisingly the Joker has the holiday blues. I guess things are a little slow and with the lack of capitol comes the lack in themed schemes so it's onto the holiday madness. (20% more madness in gotham).

And with everyone all tied up at the end it does welcome itself to a part two quite well, so I'm eager to read the conclusion...good show old boy.
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4ScarfAce4 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Neat work, and thanks for creating it!
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Dkalban Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks :D
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4ScarfAce4 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're most welcome!
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AlphaLunatic Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool format. I was wondering if Deviant Art could handle script format. Now I know.

Nice that the boys are getting some downtime for the holidays, although it never lasts long.
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Dkalban Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well, its done in a program I have called CeltX XD

I write it in the normal format, then it reorganizes it into the format you see for the PDF
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AlphaLunatic Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you ever learn how to script for comics or movies? What format do you usually write in mind for anyways?
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Dkalban Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I first learned film scripting, mainly from when I first got the annotated scripts to the original Star Wars trilogy. Then, during my internship at a film festival, my mentor taught me a few more things. Comic scripting came from learning the program I use to write XD

I tend to write for comics these days, but in my head I tend to picture it more like a film storyboard
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AlphaLunatic Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's cool that you are mostly self-taught.

I see the similarities between film and comics, cept that I wonder how do artists depict movement so well. :XD:
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Dkalban Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:D

Agreed; comics are like mini movies. And it boils down to practice practice practice.

Unless you're Liefeld, at which point we know he doesn't give a bleep about improvement XD
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AlphaLunatic Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, you're right about the practice! so much work though. :XD:

Haha, Liefield. Although his work is outdated and wonky at times, I feel kinda bad that so many people make fun of his art. He's just doing what he likes...though it messes up with characters, I guess.
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Dkalban Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
And I'll admit I need to practice my writing more, I just get too ADD. I blame not having a regular job to keep me busy :)

I mean, look at the Deathstroke 0 issue; he pretty much plagiarized Wolfman's dialogue and Perez's panels from Judas Contract. And how is it that Jim Lee has improved his art over the last 20 years and Liefeld hasn't?
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Thinker1988 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
Batman isn't shiny.
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Dkalban Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Shiny?
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Thinker1988 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
He hides in the shadow, not show in the light in case snipers didn't see him well.
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Dkalban Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
true

But the still is from Arkham Origins, and only serves as the preview image for my script. The script is mine, the preview image (required because DA doesn't allow PDFs to be posted without a preview image) is from Arkham Origins and is stated as such in my author comments.

But I know what you mean about the snipers...they got me a LOT of times in game
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mrlagace Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Professional Artist
Very interesting writing format, I'd never considered setting a script up within tables. I could see it being helpful for an artist!
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Dkalban Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! :D

The program I use, CeltX, turns my script into that format when I need it as a PDF.
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Iwillbethenextrobin Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
What's little Sammy up to this Christmas other than checking out the lights?

P.S. hey long time no see what's up!
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Dkalban Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Probably getting presents, helping Alfred with various tasks, throwing snowballs at Damian (and ducking), etc.

Nothing much lol, you?
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Iwillbethenextrobin Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
Yeah Sammy better get ready to run though Damian will get made and fast after a couple snowballs...

Same here. I finally caught up with Arrow I've been so busy. Barry is killing me with his amazingness.
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Dkalban Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yep XD Thankfully he's still small enough to dodge!

Have you gotten to the midseason finale?
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Iwillbethenextrobin Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
He's got this!

Yeah I did FINALLY!
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Dkalban Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
RUN SAM RUN!

Isn't that last sequence awesome!?
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Iwillbethenextrobin Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
:iconforestgumpplz::iconsaysplz: Come with me! XD


YUSH!!! I literary screamed in happiness when the 'accident' happened!
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Dkalban Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
XD Hopefully someone is there to save Sam's kosher bacon

I think all the geeks in the world did XD Plus the music was very Elfman-esque
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Fairy-Jewel Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'll read this in the library when I can, it seems my new laptop doesn't have PDF...
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Dkalban Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
okay
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