Monday, September 29, 2008
Ethan Van Sciver Commission
How I wish I had been able to get to the Baltimore Comic-con this year and get to the Superman panel or at least find the new creative team and chat with them! While I wasn't able to go, I was able to go to a local show yesterday up here in Boston.
The Boston Comic Book and Pop Culture Spectacular is a small one-day show here and is organized about 3 or 4 times a year. The dealers remain fairly constant, so I usually only go if anyone of note is going to be a guest.
The show will often get 1 or 2 creators a year that are really worth trying to see. In the past I have met Denny O'Neil, Norm Breyfogle, Cliff Chiang, Rick Leonardi, and some others.
Yesterday's big name was Ethan Van Sciver of Green Lantern (and soon Flash) fame. I love Van Sciver's detailed art.
I will also say that living legend inker Murphy Anderson was also a guest there too. I love meeting the old time creators.
As I said, I am a big fan of Van Sciver's work and think he draws beautiful women. In particular I have been impressed with his Pheonix and Wonder Woman renditions.
So I went early to get in line to have some books signed and to grab a commission sketch. Luckily, I was first in line and was able to get a solid head shot commission. I like how he put tiny s-shield earrings on her. The commission is at the top of the post.
So yet another piece to my ever growing collection to be displayed on the wall of fame. I also bought a bunch of back issues, so all in all it was a great day!