Saturday, August 24, 2013

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!


GettinJiggly said...

Another great piece. I hope to make it to the Balitmore Con this year. I've looked at some of the artists and people attending, but not sure if I'll try to get something myself, don't have any commissions yet, and don't think any of my older comics are worth getting signed (that is if somebody that worked on them is even going to be at the con). Can't wait to see the rest of the commissions you go.

Unknown said...

This is an awesome BizarroGirl sketch! I love her expression here.

I too am looking forward to Rocket Girl. It is wonderful to see creator owned comic book projects online, and for the fans to participate in funding them. It is empowering to help fund the type of comic book I want to see in the store!

Anj said...

Thanks for the comment.

William - I usually bring books for signatures that I feel are important to my collection or to me. And I try to limit it to under 10 issues per guy. Nothing irks me more than someone plopping down 60 books for a creator to sign.

Be careful with commissions! It is a drug. I don't think I can stop!

Anj said...

Thanks John.
I love the piece too!

It was great to hear the enthusiasm Reeder and Montclare had for Rocket Girl. I can't wait to read it!

Count Drunkula said...

That's a great sketch, Anj!

I talked to Amy for a couple minutes, too, and ended up getting a signed HALLOWEEN EVE. I wish I would have thought to commission a Black Canary sketch from her because I'm a big fan of her work!

Anj said...

You planning in heading to the Granite Con in NH in Sept?

Reeder and Montclare were great to talk to!

Count Drunkula said...

Yep, I'm definitely planning on attending the Granite State Con!

Anj said...

Count Drunkula said...

Yep, I'm definitely planning on attending the Granite State Con!

I am definitely going to be there. Just trying to figure out if I am going both days or just one.

Count Drunkula said...

Assuming I go, it'll almost certainly be on Saturday.