Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Commissioning Artists, Take Two

Just wanted to take today to follow up on my little commissioning artists how-to post from last week. As mentioned, I'm currently on commission lists for two artists.

Well, one of those commissions has come in! Or, at least, I've received an email with an attached image--the real thing is on its way right now. And, as promised, I'd like to show the art here on the old blog.
The piece is by the insanely talented Joëlle Jones, who has worked on critically acclaimed books like 12 Reasons Why I Love Her and You Have Killed Me, from Oni Press, in addition to an amazing stint on the (sadly, now ended) Vertigo book, Madame Xanadu.

The art features two of my favorite comics characters--Madame Xanadu and Death, from Neil Gaiman's Sandman--playing cards on the steps of a brownstone. Joëlle did an incredible job on the art, and I can't wait to frame it and put it up on the wall.

If you haven't read any of the books mentioned above, I suggest you check them out. The first two--12 Reasons and You Have Killed Me--are written by frequent collaborator Jamie S. Rich, and Joëlle's run on Madame Xanadu can be found in the third trade from that wonderful series.

A big thank you to both Jamie and Joëlle for making this commission happen!

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