Set The Mood: Batman: Noel


You have to believe that people can CHANGE.

– And believe that I do! I absolutely LOVED Batman: Noel and all its symbolic imagery of the three ghosts looming over Batman’s conscience. Not to mention the direct callbacks to the original work of A Christmas Carol. (Seriously, did that “decrease the surplus criminal population” line send a chill up anyone else’s spine?)

So, naturally, WE GOTTA BOARD THIS.

I actually had a blast with this board. I really loved playing around with some of the visual elements throughout the story – Catwoman’s nostalgia, the way Batman views Superman to be something of an angel, and, of course, a few heartbreaking glimpses at Jason Todd’s death. Joker in the dark with a crowbar was a quote I wanted to use somewhere to mock his sick version of “Clue” from Noel, but it didn’t end up making the cut.

There’s some other small details in my Pinterest board that also didn’t make the graphic, so be sure to check it out!


Hold up, Static. What the heck is a moodboard?
Putting it simply, moodboards are a series of graphics that are used as a way of capturing the atmosphere surrounding a particular subject to briefly immerse the viewer into the “mood” of said subject. Kind of like collages! Which is why there’s no right or wrong way to make one. You could make one entirely out of relevant quotes, or organize one by a certain color palette, or just fill it up with pics of things that represent the subject point-blank. It’s your board!

How do I make a moodboard? How do I post it here?
Personally, I find the easiest way to make moodboards is through Pinterest. For those who aren’t familiar with the site, it’s a hub for images/videos that can be added to “boards” you create based on personal interests or whatever you’re particularly searching for. Many people use it for the sole purpose of creating moodboards, so there’s plenty of stuff to work with there if you’re not inclined to create one from scratch.

That said, you’re also free to make one through any editing program if you don’t wanna go about making a whole Pinterest account! Just paste the graphic(s) here as you would any other image. If you’re doing a Pinterest board, feel free to drop the link to it, or provide a preview screenshot!

And finally, for those who don’t wanna do either of those things but still want to participate, you’re more than welcome to create a moodboard of your own here by posting any pictures you may find relevant and just sort of talking about your thought process on them. (Ex. post a photo of masks and talk about how that may relate to “Crazy” Jane.) Otherwise, feel free to just openly discuss your thoughts on the topic at hand.

As always, remember to keep all contents of this thread respective of the Forum Guidelines. This includes doing your civil duties to keep a check on profanity, keep things SFW, and remain respectful towards one another’s work. For now, let’s also stick to posting :warning: ONE BOARD PER PERSON (PER TOPIC)! :warning:

How did you like Batman: Noel?