Post Your Convention Sketches!
I think this is a neat idea for a thread. I'm not into paying a lot for commissions, but getting a sketch or some original art at a con is a really nice way to get something with a connection to one of your favorite artists. I also enjoy meeting and talking with them. Post your sketches and original art and tell us about how you got them.
I've only been to four or five conventions, so I don't have that many, but:
Here is a quick sketch of Veronica that the great Stan Goldberg did for me at last year's Cincinatti Comic Expo. It's "Veronica With Hat" because he said the black hair takes too long to ink in. Oh, and Craig Boldman was a the next table over and I got him to sign it, too, on some weird impulse. I think that might have been a breach of con etiquette but he was nice about it.
Stan Goldberg was a really cool, funny guy, he had some interesting stories about working for Marvel and Archie and talked about what he thought of the latest "Archie Gets Married" storyline. And he signed a bunch of Millie the Model comics and an issue of Vicki that I found at the con. He was doing the sketches for $10 a pop, I think, and I think he started doing it because not many people were really interested in buying the original art pages he had for sale. I think I was the first one that day, I bought a Jughead story that I wish I could post a page from here, but it's too big to scan. I may try to take a picture of it.
These next two I got from Craig Boldman at this year's Louisville comic con. He just sort of radiates nice. I talked to him about favorite Archie characters, how Samm Schwartz is the best Jughead artist and how he influenced Boldman's run on Jughead, and how not many papers are carrying the Archie newspaper strip any more. I think the original newspaper strip was $30 and the stamp art was $25, I can't remember. Click "View Image" on this strip to see the whole thing. The board cuts it off and I don't know how to fix it.
Here's the deal, I'm the best there is. I wake up in the morning and I urinate excellence. And nobody can hang with my stuff. I'm just a big hairy American winning machine.
I'm very humble, too.