Hunting For Commissions At C2E2 – Stephanie Hans, Ramon Perez, Eddy Barrows, Vince Locke, Adi Granov, Jim Calafiore, Jeff Dekal, Mike McKone, Dijana Granov

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 (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.

Photo Mar 19, 2 29 28 PM

Nebula by Stephanie Hans

2016-03-20 13.55.14

Kate Bishop, Hawkeye by Ramon Perez

2016-03-20 11.30.20

Nightwing by Eddy Barrows

2016-03-20 10.29.06

Destruction of the Endless by Vince Locke

2016-03-20 10.14.38

Kitty Pryde, Star Lady by Adi Granov

2016-03-19 14.25.34

Mastermind by Jim Calafiore

2016-03-18 22.21.59

Kitty Pryde by Jeff Dekal

2016-03-18 22.20.51

Storm by Mike McKone

2016-03-18 18.40.29

Abigail Brand, Agent of SWORD by Dijana Granov

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Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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