Brian Keohan writes,
Buying comics and other swag at comic book conventions is great, but I love the thrill getting a great sketch or commission from a comic book artist. It's way more expensive than digging through dollar bins, but I absolutely love getting a one of a kind piece of art that was created specifically for me.
In the last 10-15 years, this subset of the comic book hobby has gotten more widespread and much more expense. When I started in 2000, you could get an Adam Hughes commission for $100. Nowadays he might auction a spot or two for a convention sketch on eBay for over $1000 (and I haven't even seen him do that in a few years).
Generally, if you are one of the first 5 or 10 people in an artists' line, you might be able to get a sketch, but the best way to get a commission set up is to scour the internet for an artist's website or social media and hope that they take a pre-list.
Most of what I got at this show was set up before the show started, but I got was able to set up sketches from Vanesa Del Rey, Eddy Barrows, and Vince Locke at the convention.
If you want see many more examples of convention art, check out ComicArtFans.com (check for my name, Brian Keohan, to see more of my X-Men focused collection).
That's the article. I am not sure how you guys will want to place in the pics, but here is a list of them if you want to notate them.
Nebula by Stephanie Hans
Kate Bishop, Hawkeye by Ramon Perez
Nightwing by Eddy Barrows
Destruction of the Endless by Vince Locke
Kitty Pryde, Star Lady by Adi Granov
Mastermind by Jim Calafiore
Kitty Pryde by Jeff Dekal
Storm by Mike McKone
Abigail Brand, Agent of SWORD by Dijana Granov