Gamera the Brave (2006)
Gamera the Brave (2006)
Feels bad knowing I’ll never own custom bound Legion of Super-Heroes comics like Jeff Lemire.
I want to cry. This is beautiful. I need to get details on how this was done..
You know what? I believe it. Happy birthday, Jack.
Matter-Eater Lad, by Chris Sprouse, WV PopCon 2014.
I was very excited when PopCon added Chris to their guest list; I’d gotten a great Lightning Lad from him at Tricon earlier this year, and I was happy to have a shot at a second sketch. After some deliberation (and again, passing over Cosmic Boy) I selected Matter-Eater Lad, with his costume from the SW6 Legionnaires that appeared just before Zero Hour.
This was the first sketch added to my book this year, and I get a laugh every time I look at it, so it’s become my favorite of the con.
Wildfire, by David Newbold, WV PopCon 2014.
David’s originally from the Morgantown area, apparently, and I’ve seen him at cons a couple of times, but hadn’t previously had the time to get a sketch from him. I’m glad I did this time! Full-color sketches can be hard to come by at decent prices, and for a character like Wildfire, I really wanted something that would pop, and David did not disappoint. This was the last of the four sketches I got done this year.
Sun Boy, by Khoi Pham, WV PopCon 2014.
As mentioned, Khoi was one of my must-haves, as it was the first time I’d seen him at a con, and I’ve loved his stuff since I first saw him in Incredible Hercules. I selected Sun Boy’s most recent costume, as it’s one of the few ‘updated’ ones that I like better than the classic version. I love the fire effects on this one!
Okay, to be fair, some of these shots aren’t of cosplay, they’re of the amazing freaking reproduction of the DeLorean that was on hand for photo opportunities.
Of course, it’s not as advanced as the TARDIS, but it handles a little better in some cases.
Getting some very unusual readings.
I told these guys it’d never work.
And then there’s this last one. Clearly he said something funny, as I’m starting to laugh, but for the life of me I can’t remember what it was.
Triad, by Tom Derenick, WV PopCon 2014.
My second sketch at PopCon this year - I’m saving the first for posting last, because it’s my favorite. Tom Derenick and Khoi Pham were both on my must-have list, but they were running late the first day. I managed to get into Tom’s sketch queue shortly after he arrived, and he did a bang-up job on Triad. I like his classic-looking style a lot; I’m still waiting for one of the big two to pair him with a top-tier writer from the first issue of some new book, but he’s apparently got a great reputation for being a relief pitcher, doing fast work when regular artists fall behind.