Darick Robertson, artist on most famous for Transmetropolitan, The Boys, and Happy, was in the area last week and had a signing at a local comic book store. As luck would have it, the signing occurred on a rare afternoon off.
A buddy and I headed to the store with a handful of issues to get signed and my sketch book. I had contacted Robertson ahead of time who said he did do commissions at store signings if time allowed. Luckily, and maybe because it was 3:30 on a Wednesday afternoon, there was absolutely no line. There was my buddy, another fan, and me.
As a result, I was able to obtain this fantastic commission of Supergirl, looking strong and determined while in the clouds. There is no doubt that this is a Robertson piece, the face is completely evocative of his style. Really just wonderful.
And since no one else was really there, my buddy and I got to chat with Robertson for a while. My buddy is a huge fan of Transmetropolitan and got to talk about specific issues. And we got a sneak peek at some upcoming projects which just look beautiful.
I am psyched to include this piece in my collection.
And I'll call this mini-event the beginning of my convention season.