My computer's still busted but I'm expecting to get it back soon, at which point I'll be able to start posting what I've been working on. For now I thought I'd just ask you all about something that's interested me lately, that being commissions.
Specifically, which characters you choose for commissions. I know some of you out there are more fervent collectors than I am so I wanted to hear what you think. Do you base it on the artist, or is it just which character is your favorite? Or is it a little of both? Let's say you're a huge fan of Superman, and you're also a huge fan of a certain creator, but said creator doesn't really draw a Superman you're in to. Do you just ask for another character?
I know I had to get a Captain Marvel from Chris Sprouse because Cap's a favorite of mine and I've never seen Sprouse draw him. Stuff like that. I've slowly been making a list of characters I'd love to see certain artists draw, even if said characters aren't my absolute top favorites, I think they're well suited to the artist. For my money, Yildiray Cinar
draws a great Hawkman. I'd imagine Jonny Quest by way of Sean Galloway
would be pretty sick, and I love seeing Rev. Dave Johnson
draw the classic suit and tie Nick Fury. I know I tend to ask for Captain Marvel or the Thing the most.
This goes for artists too. Which characters do you get asked to draw most often, and do they match up to your own tastes? Looking over the last year or so of my own commissioned work, there seems to be 2 major groups: Pulp characters (mostly the Shadow) and characters from DC's Legion of Superheroes. This always strikes me as strange because I don't consider myself a huge pulp fan, and I know so very little about the Legion. Not that I mind, I enjoy finding out about characters I've never heard of, just think it's funny. Are there certain characters you would ask me for right off the bat?
So I guess treat this kind of like a forum, I'm really interested to hear all your answers to any of the above questions.