Boston Comic Con 2013 Commission #4 - Amy Reeder BizarroGirl
When the Boston Comic Con was originally announced I was thrilled to see that Amy Reeder was among the guests. And when it was rescheduled, I was thrilled to see her name still listed in Artists Alley. I loved Reeder's work on Madame Xanadu with Matt Wagner. And I really loved her covers on Supergirl during the BizarroGirl arc and beyond. I already had a quick sketch of Supergirl by her (grabbed by a friend of mine at an earlier convention).
But I wanted to chat with her and get a sketch in my sketch book. And since I decided to branch out a bit, and since I already had a Supergirl, I opted to go for a BizarroGirl sketch.
I couldn't be more thrilled with the commission. I always thought that Reeder's take on BizarroGirl was like a cracked porcelain doll and this evokes that nicely. She said she wanted BizarroGirl to look the opposite of the classic sweet Supergirl and so she tried to put heavy Goth style makeup around the eyes. I love the look of subtle malevolence on the face here.
So I talked to Reeder about Supergirl and there was a man sitting at her table who talked about Supergirl and Jim Mooney for a while. When I pulled out Halloween Eve to get signed by her, she asked if I wanted the man at her table to sign it too; he was writer Brandon Montclare.
I then got to talking about their upcoming project Rocket Girl, a book I am very excited for. The first issue is scheduled for October 9. Can't wait!
Anyways, it was great to finally meet Amy Reeder and talk. Meeting Brandon Montclare was a bonus!