Thursday, August 30, 2012

Chris Giarrusso Commission

I did an overall review of the ComiCONN last week, saying what a great convention it was.

As I had said in my pre-con report, I wasn't necessarily heading there thinking of getting commissions. But once at the con, things changed.

I had known that Chris Giarrusso was going to be at the con and I had read many of his Mini-Marvel strips in the back pages of some Marvel All Ages books I got the supergirls at home. They work much like Tiny Titans did for DC, poking fun at continuity in a way that both older fans and kids can enjoy. He also has his own comic G-Man. Here is a link to his website:

As for me, when it comes to commissions, the artists I go for fall into three categories - people who have a history with Supergirl, people whose art I love, and people who might have an interesting take on the character. Sometimes artists fall into more than one category.

Giarrusso falls into the latter two buckets. I have enjoyed his strips with my kids and like his art a lot. I also thought he would have an interesting take on the character and I wasn't disappointed. What a fun commission this is. Something that I really liked about this take on Supergirl ... she is wearing leggings, giving her a sort of Cosmic Adventures-like feel to Kara.

So this was another little treasure from the ComiCONN. Look forward to heading to this convention moving forward!


Gene said...

That is just adorable!

Diabolu Frank said...

Dig it!

Anj said...

Giarrusso was a real nice guy. And very affordable.

Maybe a M'Gann from him?

Diabolu Frank said...

Probably not, although I do need to get a M'gann commission by 2013. I'd go against the grain with Giarrusso by having him do a super cute version of somebody abhorrent.

Kim said...

That looks a lot like the DC One Million Supergirl. You know, the one with unlimited power.