Nobody knows for sure what day Beethoven was born, but today is the day he’s usually celebrated. Here’s a collage I made of him with a Batman mask. Like Batman, he was complicated, “problematic,” and a bit larger-than-life.
In case you didn’t know, when I’m bored or hungover or brain-dead on Sundays, I like to draw Batman cowls on the people in NYTimes Book Review. (This is especially fun to do with kids.)
Here is a mini-lesson in how I think art works: If you’re depressed, draw a picture of Batman. You’re still depressed, but now you have a picture of Batman.