Digital comic celebrates Batkid event
A week after San Francisco was transformed into Gotham City for a day so a 5-year-old leukemia patient could live his dream of being Batman — capturing the Joker and the Penguin in the process- people are still talking about the heartwarming story of Miles Scott, aka Batkid.
To help commemorate the celebration, which drew crowds of at least 14,500 and media attention from around the world, a group of artists, designers and writers from San Francisco teamed up to create a Batkid online comic, of sorts. As AgencySpy reports, they pulled photos of the event from Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Flickr, and transformed them in a comic-book narrative, complete with word balloons and old-school sound effects.
At the end of the comic, readers are encouraged to donate to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which organized what turned out to be a large-scale event.
“We just wanted to share the Batkid story,” John Ta, art director of AKQA, told AgencySpy, “and we thought it would be nice to re-tell it from the perspective of those who helped make it happen, and that’s the people of San Francisco.”