NEW YORK COMIC CON COMMISSION CAVALCADE!
STORM by ADRIAN ALPHONA
I decided to focus on commissioning artwork at this year’s NYCC. Let’s face facts: I can (and do) buy comics all year long, everywhere, for reasonable prices. I can do without splurging and buying 20 comics at NYCC (I only bought 13…). So I spent a hefty sum getting artwork done. Worth it. It’s still so…awesome to get your favorite artists, the guys and gals whose work you admire constantly online and in print, to do something FOR you, that only YOU have.
I’ve been a fan of Adrian Alphona’s since his work on Marvel’s Runaways. What I like most about his art is that he excels at body language and facial expressions, as well as drawing actual clothing. Not spandex, clothing that looks like these characters bought it and are wearing it. Real clothing. I had him draw my favorite version of Storm and, duh, I think he killed it. I think he did a great job. I think he gave me the ONLY version of mohawk Storm that I will ever need.
Check out Adrian’s website here and his art blog here.