So, here’s a short but interesting one. Before directing Sweeney Todd, Corpse Bride, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Big Fish, Planet Of The Apes, Sleepy Hollow, Mars Attacks!, Batman Returns, Edward Scissorhands, Batman, Beetle Juice, Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure and Frankenweenie, Tim Burton worked as an animator for Disney and others. This art background helped Burton define a unique visual style in both his live-action and stop-motion films, like The Nightmare Before Christmas (directed by Henry Selick and based an a story and character designs by Tim). But he still seems to draw for pleasure.
Though he’s never drawn a Batman comic, here are two images of Burton Batman art. The one at the top was apparently a birthday card for a friend, while the other shows the main principal characters from his film Batman Returns (Batman, The Penguin & Catwoman), and was presumably drawn around the time of its release in 1992. Both are rendered in a distorted, scratchy manner that will be familiar to anyone who’s seen Burton’s drawings of Squid Boy and his other assorted cartoonishly macabre characters. Like I said, brief entry but hopefully interesting.