Monday, September 1, 2014
Boston Comic Con Recap #3: Cat Staggs Commission
I can't believe that Boston Comic Con was only a month ago because it feels like much longer!
Behold this most excellent commission I was able to grab from Smallville cover artist Cat Staggs.
As many know, I am a huge fan of the Smallville comic and Staggs covers are a big part of the feel of the book. So she was on the short list of commissions that I was hoping to grab and was thrilled to be able to get on her list.
My commissions are almost exclusively of Supergirl in the Matrix costume with full shirt and red skirt. But I have begun to stray a little bit from that, picking and choosing when to get something different.
I am a big fan of Staggs' design for the Smallville Kara and talked about it when I first saw it. At the con, I told her I was torn between getting the Matrix Supergirl or her design as a commission. Staggs said no one had ever commissioned her to do her Supergirl design. In my mind that sealed the deal.
There is a lot to like about this costume and commission. I like that this is a full shirt and pants. Somehow these being pants make the kneecap-less boots easier to tolerate for me. I love the duster style coat from the hips as opposed to a cape. And the shades of blue mirror Superman's costume in Smallville conveying some familial continuity. So .. beautiful.
But this commissions is wonderful as well with it's pensive Supergirl looking away. At times I think it is angelic. At times I think she is sad. Other times I think she is just basking in the sun in deep thought. Since it seems to invoke different feelings, I tend to look at this one more than most.
It is just fantastic! Thanks to Cat Staggs for letting me add this beautiful piece to my collection.
One more commission to share ... next week.