SDCC 2010: Con Sketches

Published on August 6th, 2010

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Every comic book convention offers a million and one things for one to occupy themselves.  You can browse classic books, look for really cool statues, get pictures with cosplayers  or just shop around for what looks cool.  But, some of the best memories you can find at comic con will come from getting sketches at your convention’s artist alley.

For those who don’t know, artist alley is the area at any given convention where many comic book artist have tables set up so that they can sell convention sketches.  Many will also sell prints of their work as well that you can get signed.

Every artist runs their table differently.  Many artists will give you a free sketch if it’s something quick and simple.  For more elaborate sketches or commissions prices can range from as little as $10 or $20 to as much as $60.  Some will even go as high as $100 or more, but generally the more you pay, the more you get.

This was the first year I took an interest in getting sketches.  I got my very first one at my local shop when Joe Benitez stopped by one day.  I got a sketch of the Flash from him and I immediately fell in love with sketches.  So the first thing I bought at SDCC 2010 was a large sketchbook for $20 and made my way directly to artist alley.  I had a few artists on my list like Ryan Ottley, Francis Manapul and Mark Brooks but for the most part I was just looking around to see what I could see.

So without further ado, here’s the amazing pieces of art that we at Comic Impact got from some of the most talented artists in comics today.  Enjoy! A gigantic thanks to the amazing artists that gave us the incredible pieces of art displayed above.

Ian’s Comic Con Sketches

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Edgar Delgado: Spider-Man, pencil & Sharpie

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Agnes Garbowska: Batgirl, watercolor and Francis Manapul: The Flash, watercolor

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Mike McKone: Ms. Marvel, Sharpie

Christina’s Comic Con Sketches

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Pat Bussey: Monster, pencil & Sharpie

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Rafael Albuquerque: Pearl(American Vampire) Sharpie and Francis Manapul: The Flash, watercolor

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Dean Trippe:Batgirl,pencil and acrylic paint

Simon’s Comic Con Sketches

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Jeff Lemire:Gus (Sweet Tooth), Sharpie

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Dave Gibbons:Rorschach(Watchmen),Marker and Rafael Albuquerque: Pearl(American Vampire) Sharpie

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Rob Guillory:Tony Chu(Chew),pencil & Sharpie

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Ryan Ottley:Invincible(X-men cover) pencil and David Vonner:Captain America(Avengers) Pen

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Sean Phillips:Criminal,Sharpie

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Axel Medellin Machain:Obadiah Horn & Sahara (Elephantmen),pencil & Sharpie and Gabriel Bautista:Ebony Hide(Elephantmen),pencil & Sharpie.

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Pat Bussey: Monster, pencil & Sharpie

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Fábio Moon: Daytripper,paint and Gabriel Bá:Casanova,Sharpie

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Robert Roach:Skrull, pencil & Sharpie

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Dean Trippe:Eleventh Doctor( Doctor Who),pencil and acrylic paint

Next on my list for Long Beach Comic Con 2010:  Atom Eve by Amanda Conner!  Can’t wait!

Ian Candish
Ian@Comicimpact.com