#1 Edited by Sammo21 (686 posts) - - Show Bio

Hey guys! I had the pleasure of being able to attend my first comic book only convention this past weekend, Heroescon in Charlotte, NC. I thought I would share some of the commissions I was able to get while attending.

The one I am most proud of is the Cobra Commander vs Captain America by Mitch Breitweiser. He did a spectacular job capturing the image I had in my head of the two battling it out. I also got to meet new artists I had never met like Cory Smith who is actually going to be working on the Ninja Turtles microseries right now (he did the amazing Red Lantern Raphael of him jumping down). Also, being able to get Aaron Campbell to do a Shadow commission was pretty cool.

Up and coming artists like Kevin Steward and Tristan Kelly were incredibly talented and hungry for work. They are definitely on my radar for the future. The only commission I was disappointed with was the Shadow sketch on the magazine cover by an artist with the last name of Ettrick (sorry, I cannot remember her first name). The actual sketch was amazing but she did not inform me that it would be on a magazine cover and she charged the same amount as most did for a sketch. I like to display the art I get either in nice frames or in a portfolio, so you can imagine my disappointment when I got the magazine.

Either way, very pleased with my commissions this year. Below are the prints I was able to pickup as well.

Highlights of the prints I acquired were Jim Steranko signing a Nick Fury print, the limited edition Galactus/Silver Surfer print, and the Captain America print with actual included sketch both being by Mitch Breitweiser. Let me know if you guys have any questions or you want to get in touch with any of the lesser known artists as I think I got business cards from most of them.

#2 Edited by guttridgeb (4831 posts) - - Show Bio

Damn, I'm really jealous.

Great commissions :)

#3 Posted by sixdemonbag (12 posts) - - Show Bio

@sammo21: the Shadow artist was Meghan Hetrick. She did an awesome Alucard for me over the weekend and I'm looking forward to commissioning a lot more from her in the future.

You got several good sketches and that Cap vs Cobra Commander is pretty great.

#4 Posted by Sammo21 (686 posts) - - Show Bio

@sixdemonbag: Again, I was really impressed with her talent; it was just that she didn't let me or my friend know her commissions were on the magazine cover. I was just a little bummed about that.

#6 Edited by Battle_Forum_Junkie (7486 posts) - - Show Bio

@sammo21:

Man, these are awesome! :D

I bet your pretty proud, huh?

#7 Posted by Sammo21 (686 posts) - - Show Bio
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#10 Posted by nightwingnerd (321 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome I wish I was able to go but I couldn't go. But these are awesome I'm guessing you like Ninja Turtles that Blue Lantern Spider-man is awesome.

#11 Edited by Battle_Forum_Junkie (7486 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow!

That's still quite a bit.

I wish I had that kinda money...

Excuse me while I practice drawing so I can become a rich comicbook artist.

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Wow!

That's still quite a bit.

I wish I had that kinda money...

Excuse me while I practice drawing so I can become a rich comicbook artist.

This

#14 Posted by Sammo21 (686 posts) - - Show Bio

@nightwingnerd: I saved up for a long time and my biggest commission was a something I paid for with money I've had for a while. I kind of went big this time with it being my first comic only convention. Next year when I go I will only get a few commissions and not nearly as many prints.

#15 Posted by TheManInTheShoe (3874 posts) - - Show Bio

I love these, nice scans.

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#16 Posted by TheManInTheShoe (3874 posts) - - Show Bio

Why can't we writers make money like this?

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#17 Posted by Sammo21 (686 posts) - - Show Bio

Actually took all these on my iphone in the hotel room...I can't wait to get the Galactus and Sivler Surfer print framed. With Marvel announcing the new Marvel Selects Silver Surfer figure I am going to put it next to the print.

#18 Posted by Andrewch7 (1 posts) - - Show Bio

I passed on that Silver Surfer / Galactus print and now I'm having major regrets. Who put that out? I know it was an exclusive but they seemed to have a bunch left over on Sunday... so was hoping to possibly track one down online.