I’m a big fan of Marvel’s new X-Men by Brian Wood. A few weeks ago I bought a sketch cover of the first issuet hought it might fun to ask different artists at Boston Comic Con to draw one of the X-Men on the sketch cover.
Of course, I really had no idea how this was going to work. Lucky for me as I was waiting for another commission, I told Marvel artist Brandon Peterson what I was trying to do. He said for it to work I needed someone to rough out a layout so each artists would know where to draw. Of course, I thought and then wondered to myself who could do that. Before I even think of the answer he offered to do it and to draw one of the characters.
So here’s the first sketch - Storm by Brandon Peterson
I then stopped and saw Ming Doyle, who given that she was DRESSED as Jubilee, was more than willing to draw the character.
When I saw Phil Jimenez not only did he draw that great Donna Troy for me, he also did a sketch of Kitty Pryde (she is phasing into the cover)
Amy Reeder was next and she took on Rogue.
And Aaron Lopresti was nice enough to do Psylocke.
The last sketch was Rachel Grey and George Perez did the duties
And here’s the finished piece:
This was a lot of fun and I want to thank all the artists who made it happen and in particular Brandon Peterson who did the layout.
According to Perez, this was done for the Pittsburgh Comic Con. I’m going to have a very hard time adjusting to this Power Girl costume. Perez weighs in on the mixed reaction:
The new design for Power Girl is not mine, although I did tweak it little from the newest set of designs DC sent me. Unfortunately DC didn’t make a final decision on the costume until after the solicitation art (the cover for the first issue) had to be sent to the printers. Seems SOP at DC these days, I’m afraid. I am glad that this new costume is being greeted with more positive responses than the first one.
The Hero Initiative, a charity dedicated to helping comic creators in medical or financial need, is doing a fundraiser where artist draw the Justice League Of America #50. All the covers will debut in 2011 and then go up for auction.
George Perez, the architect of the post-crisis Wonder Woman reboot may be soon working on a Wonder Woman project.
Perez posted on his Facebook page earlier today.
I’ve also been approached by DC about being involved in a major project which might reunite me with a certain Amazon Princess. Just at the discussion stage right now, but it can prove interesting. We’ll see.
What could it be? The long rumored Elseworlds by Grant Morrison? Let the speculation begin.
Perez also says he is also drawing a mini-series called The Secret Seven and a JSA story for an upcoming anniversary.
Thanks to Mykalel for submitting these pictures featuring the great George Perez.
All the Titans are dead. Yet one man still stands. That’s right. George Perez.
Perez with some of the Titans when they were part of the living. That Terra cos-player is perfect. She even has the cigarette. Love it. Update: the Terra is a George’s niece!
Perez and the Wondyverse.
This very nice portrait was just posted up at the Source. I’m very excited for Knight and Squire. I think Squire, aka Beryl Hutchinson, is going to be a popular addition to the DCWKA roster — see the two cos-players in the DC portrait from DragonCon below.
This is via Bleeding Cool. And it awesome doesn’t even begin to describe it. It’s a tribute to the cover to Crisis on Infinite Earths AND that’s George Perez who drew the famous cover. And just to his right, two Squires.