Monday, April 12, 2010
Boston Comic Con Commissions - Steve Rude
The Boston Comic Con was everything I thought it would be and more. Crazy busy and jammed with creators and dealers, it was the wildest and most entertaining local convention I have been to. As I said before, it was great to rub elbows with a lot of creators whose work I have enjoyed throughout the years. I especially liked meeting some of my favorite artists and approaching them for commissions.
From a commission point of view, it was the most prolific con I have been to as I walked away with five original pieces ... far more than I usually am able to obtain. I will be posting them here over the next week or so.
One of the creators I was most pumped to meet was Steve Rude whose work in the industry on Nexus is legendary. I have tried to pick up most anything he has done for DC from covers and interiors on Legends of the DC Universe to one of the prestige World's Finest mini-series. I love his classic take on the characters and was hoping beyond hope I would be able to get a commission from him. Luckily I was one of the first at his table on Saturday and secured a spot.
The commission is posted above and it is simply spectacular. Rude's styles are so timeless. As a sentimental sort of Supergirl fan, this piece with her looking out happily and innocently just struck me. If this was the only piece I got at the convention I would have left happy.
Moreover, Rude told me that he 'loves to draw Supergirl'. Steve Rude is a Supergirl fan! And he said he felt 'really good' when he was done with the piece. I concur ... this piece is something special. I am just thrilled with this commission.
Lastly, I have to say again that it is great to see the Boston Comic Con grow so dramatically over the last couple of years. This felt like a 'big' convention. Boston deserves one.