Saturday, September 7, 2013
Boston Commission #6: Cully Hamner
Here is the last commission I got at last month's Boston Comic Con, a great Supergirl by Cully Hamner.
Mid-morning on the second day of the con, I thought I was done getting commissions. But I was still flush with cash since the bulk of my prior commissions were excellent deals. So I thought I would see if I could grab one more.
Cully Hamner had been on a short list of artists I was interested in when the convention was announced. With little time left in the con I went to his table and was surprised to find there was still some room on his commission list. Just under the clock, I was able to grab this bust shot of Supergirl.
I like Hamner's style (enjoying it on his Renee Montoya Question, Down, Red, Action Comics, etc) and this commission really showcases it. I love the serious expression and angular hair. Add in several colors and highlights and you have a winning piece. There is a depth here that I don't often see in commissions.
And so, that wraps up the Boston Comic Con. This convention continues to grow and this was a spectacular show. I loved the new venue and the fact that companies and writers are now part of the draw. The con dates have been announced for next year, again in August, again at the SeaPort, and now with a Friday night opening! It will be hard to match this year's haul though!