Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Boston Comic-Con Roundup Part 2 - Jim Calafiore
Figured I would continue to post the commissions I obtained at the Boston Comic-Con a couple of weekends ago.
When looking at the artists attending the conventions I head to, I always try to imagine what they would do with a Supergirl commission. I like to get different sort of artistic takes on the Supergirl character which is why I like seeing pieces by folks like Sean Phillips and Alex Maleev.
It is risky because sometimes the artists feel uncomfortable with the character and the piece shows it. Other times the artist feels like it is a challenge and pour more into it. Either way, I enjoy different interpretations of Supergirl and I think it is one of the more interesting aspects of my collection.
Anyways, it was that feeling of an 'new' take that made me grab a Jim Calafiore piece. He mostly does Batman books so his style is a little dark and angular. But he also did several issues of Countdown so I knew he was okay with doing more traditional super-hero stuff.
I really like how this one came out. Just a really great piece of Supergirl soaring amongst the clouds.