Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Boston Comicon and Paul Gulacy Commission


I am pretty excited about the upcoming Boston Comic Con, a mere 10 days away! Here is their link for anyone local: http://www.bostoncomiccon.com/

As a Boston guy with tough commitments, it is pretty hard for me to get away to the big conventions. Even a day trip to the NYCC is difficult to pull off.

So I am pretty pumped about this new convention which has been going on for the last couple of years. I have met some big names in the past here: Jim Steranko, Carmine Infantino, and Bernie Wrightson to name a couple. I also have met a lot of local artists like Paul Ryan, Norman Lee, and Scott Wegener to name a few.

The good news is that this Boston convention seems to be growing. Next month's is 2 days!



And look at the big name guests! Something for everyone! Here are some brief resumes.

Mike Allred is most famous for Madman but also has done X-Statix.

Whilce Portacio has done Spawn, X-Men, Wetworks, and other WildStorm issues.

Jim Cheung has done New Avengers, Young Avengers, and The Illuminati.

Paul Gulacy is most famous for his run on Master of Kung Fu but has also worked on Batman and Catwoman.

Add to that a lot of other guests and it looks like I might need to moonlight a bit to make some extra cash to spend.

I really like Jim Cheung's art and so I am going to head to the con early in hopes of grabbing a commission from him.

Of all the guests, Gulacy is my favorite. I have always loved his art. Here is a commission of Supergirl that I already have from him.


This is probably the most cheesecake-y commission in my collection. It is not the usual style for my collection but I would expect nothing else from a master of the female form like Gulacy. This is really a great piece. The scan does not do it justice. The shading and grey tones really give it a 3-dimensional feel and some energy.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

You are fortunate, I'm waaaa-ay too shy to talk to any talent at these things.
Although, once whence but a youth, I had a pleasant chat with the late Kurt Schaffenberger at a con...nice man, he used to GIVE drawing away.
Amazing.

John Feer

Mauricio said...

.. I son't like it as much as the other you have posted, the 'S' logo is out of place so it looks like she's topless.. but you're lucky to get all those commissions.

Beam77 said...

Is Gulacy a Marvel artist? It looks the way Marvel females are drawn like X-men or Black Widow. It is a beautifully drawn picture.

TalOs said...

I love it! :D Congrats on gettin' this sweet piece, and here's wishing you a safe and heck of a good trip at the con in question too, Anj! :D

Gene said...

I'm glad you will be able to attend a convention yourself Anj! :)

Anj said...

I son't like it as much as the other you have posted, the 'S' logo is out of place so it looks like she's topless.. but you're lucky to get all those commissions.

Thanks for the post.

It isn't the first time that I have heard she looks topless in the pic. Gulacy used a very thin line to demarcate the shirt's edges. So you sort of need to be up close to see them.

Anj said...

Is Gulacy a Marvel artist? It looks the way Marvel females are drawn like X-men or Black Widow. It is a beautifully drawn picture.

Thanks for the post and the compliment.

Gulacy has been around for a while and has drawn for both DC and Marvel.

You can look at more of his work at his web site: http://www.gulacy.com/

Anj said...

I love it! :D Congrats on gettin' this sweet piece, and here's wishing you a safe and heck of a good trip at the con in question too, Anj! :D

Thanks!

I'm glad you will be able to attend a convention yourself Anj! :)

It'll be good to be able to target folks myself instead of asking my buddy to do it.

I'll post any commissions I get.