Friday, February 13, 2009

NYCC Aftermath

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I was not going to be able to attend the NYCC this year. Despite multiple attempts to clear out my work schedule and arrange the short travel, it just wasn't meant to be.

Fortunately, a very good friend was going and was going for all 3 days. He graciously offered to bring some of my stuff to the convention for signatures and to try to grab me some commissions.

I gave my friend 2 big missions. The first was to find Sterling Gates and Jamal Igle, chat with them, get some signatures, and get a commission if possible. The second was to find Landry Walker and Eric Jones and do the same.

Mission accomplished!

Let's review the first mission. Above is the Jamal Igle commission from the NYCC. Fabulous! She looks so happy, striking a heroic pose. This looks more like the 16 year old Kara from the book, albeit in my favorite version of the uniform, the Matrix costume.

Just an absolutely great addition to my commission collection.







Compare it to my other Igle Supergirl commission which shows a more mature sterner Kara.



On top of getting the commission, my friend was able to grab some signatures from and talk to both Sterling Gates and Jamal Igle about the book. He says they sounded completely pumped about the book and are glad Supergirl fans are so excited about the book.

In fact, both said they enjoy checking out this blog! Whoa!


So I can't thank my friend enough. And I can't thank Gates and Igle enough for revitalizing the title and caring about what fans think!

More NYCC aftermath coming soon ....

11 comments:

Heath Edwards said...

well done!! you've got a lovely sketch there. she is a lighter, more pleasant looking kara... congratulations, too, on getting the gates and igle to come and visit your site. you've done a tremendous job, reviewing and commentating the issues as they come out.

Daniel said...

Congratulations, you are very lucky. And I too think you are doing a great job with this blog, thank you!!

TalOs said...

^ heh, what they said bro! ;)

Anj said...
And I can't thank Gates and Igle enough for revitalizing the title and caring about what fans think!

HEAR, HEAR! May their reign be fruitful for ages yet to come ah! :D

Truly looking forward to even more of your NYCC aftermath here at that! ;)

Mauricio said...

Great sketch! I really wish this to be the *new* costume again.

Thank you for sharing!

Mauricio said...

By the way.. look at the boots and the belt..

That's not the 'matrix' costumes, that's Kara's costume form the movie !

Big mistake from a Supergirl fan..

As punishment you are to send me that sketch !

;)

TalOs said...

Mauricio, I was going to say the same thing about the costume until I saw the pointy sleeves though. It's more of a combo of the 2 really. ;)

Mauricio said...

Hey ! don't ruin my evil plan >.<

;)

Then it's Jamal's fault !

Now HE has to send me a sketch!

:D

Eric said...

Anj I am totally jealous of you. Those look awesome!

Anj said...

Thanks everyone for the kind words!

I feel lucky to know that there are folks out there as passionate about the character as I am.

This blog has been a great sounding board for me to hear everyone's ideas and memories.

Anj said...

Big mistake from a Supergirl fan..

As punishment you are to send me that sketch !


Hmmm, it's in a sketch book with other commissions from Scott Wegener, Ethan Van Sciver, and Rich Buckler.

Don't think I can part with it.

Glad you like it so much. I think it is a phenomenal piece too!

LOL

Laoguy said...

The first commission is a butterface. Everything is drawn well, but the face is too square. It gives her a masqualine look.