Thursday, September 1, 2016
Boston Comic Con 2016: Jae Lee Commission
Today I showcase the commission I got from Jae Lee.
When Lee was announced as a guest, I knew he would be high on my list of commission hopes. I have liked Lee's art for some time, often buying books just to see his work (I'm looking at you Marvel Nemesis: The Imperfects!! Bought just for covers!) But I really fell in love with Lee's work on the recent Batman and Superman book.
So much of that book was just gorgeous. In particular, Lee's take on Wonder Woman and the Huntress made me think he would do an incredible Supergirl.
Again, this is one of those times where some early legwork paid off. Emailing Lee, I got a price list but also a sense of how many commissions he thought he would be doing. Given my sense of Lee's availability, the fact that Terry Dodson took his huge list first then decided, and my prior conversations with Tana Ford, I knew I needed to get in Lee's line first.
Luckily I was at the top of the list and got this great commission. It is a great representation of Lee's art. From the sort of angular feel to Kara to the tendril-like hair, to the blank angry eyes, this screams Jae Lee. You don't need to see the signature to know this is Jae Lee. I love this commission.
I also like the action of the piece. Supergirl hoisting a giant rock seems to be a sub-theme within my collection. Remember, I don't standardly tell artists the pose I want Kara in. I just specify the costume. So to see Lee, Chris Burnham, and Joe Quinones all pick this pose is fascinating to me.
One more commission to come ... one of the most unique takes on the character in my collection.