One of the commissions I was really hoping to get at Boston Comic Con was one by Joelle Jones.
Jones had recently done Lady Killer for Dark Horse, a look at what would happen if one of the women from Mad Men were an assassin. It was brilliant and gorgeous and entertaining. And given the sort of period look of the issues, I decided if I was lucky enough to get a Jones piece, that I would go with the 70s costume, the puffy sleeves and shorts.
I contacted Jones and learned she does a handful of commissions each day and so I knew I needed to get to her table early if not first. When I got to the con, I saw a huge throng of people near Jones table and I thought that I had blown it.
It turns out the Information Booth was close by and most of the people were in line for stuff. Jones' table was much more manageable. I was able to secure the commission above.
And what a commission ...
I love everything about this, the POV, the playful expression, the color, the costume.
It is brilliant!
I seriously think the scan doesn't do it justice as it simply pops right off the page!
I feel extremely lucky to secure all the main commissions I was hoping for.
As for Jones, if you haven't seen her work you have to check her out.
Lady Killer just ended and so issues should still be on the rack. And a Lady Killer 2 was just announced and I will be there.