theflyingwaffle wrote:Really awesome thread. I have only bought art prints in the past, but this is a lot cooler. How do you go about requesting stuff like this? Do you just ask the artist to draw you something while you are at a comic-con?
At conventions, some artists will toss off a quicky head sketch if you ask nicely. I generally recommend having a small sketch book on hand. Backboards work as well but that seems to be going by the wayside as people have posted their stuff for sale on ebay right after they get it.
Don't limit yourself to artists, I've actually gotten sketches from Mark Waid, Jeff Parker and Jonathan Hickman
Some artists that don't do quickies have lists that you can sign up for when you get there. The popular artists fill up almost immediately.
I generally try and reach out to certain artists ahead of time via email if I can track it down. I've been told Twitter is a useful tool as well. A friend of mine worked with JK Woodward via Twitter.
Depending on the complexity, size, etc, there will be generally be extra time or money involved. If you go the email route, be patient, these artists do have a day job doing their own comics.
Which reminds me I need post my haul from the Comicazi and Larry's Comic "not the Boston Comicons"