If only his game had more spectators.
"People are so limited in what they think of," Pratt said, sitting in his Chapel Hill studio. "They're like, 'It's a comic book -- it's for kids.' Well, it doesn't have to be for kids."
With a fine arts background and a 15-year presence in the comic industry, Pratt creates both traditional art and comics. Originally working in the world's comics capital, New York City, he moved to Chapel Hill in 1998.
Pratt's studio, surrounded by woods and filled with reference material, harbors hidden treasures. After more than a decade of work in comics, Pratt's collection of original artwork by his contemporaries is a fan's dream.
Out of a bottom drawer Pratt brought a pile of art, some unpublished, some unfinished, by such legends as Alex Toth and Mike Mignola.
One sketch by a renowned Batman illustrator showed a hefty Dark Knight wearing his cape, cowl and thong underwear, smoking a cigarette from a long holder and sweet-talking a terrified Boy Wonder.
Pratt's own take on the character was somewhat different.
December saw the hardcover publication of "Batman: Harvest Breed," a mature tale of the detective's investigation into occult killings. The trail leads Batman to a veteran's journal of the Vietnam War, its entries brought to life in striking, stylized detail.
War fascinates Pratt. He's painted covers for Harry Turtledove's "The Great War" series of novels, and much of his nonsequential art depicts the topic.