Saturday, July 27, 2013

Boston Comic-Con Is One Week Away

The re-scheduled Boston Comic-Con is happening a week from today and I am so psyched to be able to go. The 'new' show feels even bigger than the one original planned for early April that was derailed by terrorism. Here is the link to the show:

As always, I am interesting in grabbing commissions, meeting and chatting with creators, grabbing some autographs, and attending some panels.

Here are the commission plans:

I have lined up a commission with Aaron Lopresti, an artist whose work I have always loved, especially his run on Wonder Woman with Gail Simone. This was a huge win for me as Lopresti is someone I always hoped to meet and grab a sketch from.

I also lined up a commission with Joe Eisma whose work on Morning Glories has been spectacular. Can't
 wait to see his take on Supergirl.

With those two commissions lined up, it is sort of a crap-shoot as to who I will run into in time to get on their commission list. In the best of all possible worlds I would be able to get any 2 of the above 5 artists who will be attending: Mark Bagley, Phil Jimenez, George Perez, Amy Reeder, and J.K. Woodward. And there are so many others there who I would love to get. As with many things, time and money will be the constraints.

I will be running into Bagley and Woodward at other cons, so I may be able to hold off on them. I figure I will plop myself into George Perez's line first thing on Day Two in hopes of being near the beginning of his line of Sunday.

But outside of commission hopes, there is a lot for me do here. I would love to chat with Scott Snyder about Superman Unchained. I suspect his line will be out the back door. I would loooovvvee to talk to Dan Didio about Supergirl and the DCU in general. I would love to talk to Tony Daniel about his brief run on Action Comics. And one of my favorite creators of all time, Howard Chaykin, is coming back to Boston. On top of that there are some great panels planned and an original art auction too!

I have a bit more tech on my side this year so I may try to do more 'live' posting. We'll see if that is possible.

Hope to see some of you all there!


Wayne Allen Sallee said...

Good luck, Anj. I've always been angry that Reeder was taken off Batwoman.

This is likely a dumb question, but how do you get artists like Lopresti ready to do a commission before the Con itself?

Diabolu Frank said...

I think Phil Jimenez is another one who does free/cheap head sketches at cons, but you have to contact him in advance for a proper commission.

It would be very appropriate to get J.K. Woodward to do a Linda Danvers Supergirl.

Mark Bagley, , George Perez, Amy Reeder, and

Anj said...

Hey Wayne,
I try to contact the artists I am interested in prior to the show via Twitter, email, etc. If they take a list of names they are doing at a show I ask if they can put me on beforehand.

Doesn't always work.

Anj said...

I have heard that Jimenez is something of a coin toss, whether he is drawing or not.

Will hope to get lucky.