This was an idea I’d had ticking round in my brain for a while now that kinda summed up my interest in Alpha Flight and was something I’ve never seen done before, that I really wanted a Canadian artist to do. When it was announced that Yanick was coming over to England for Thought Bubble and that he was taking pre-show commissions I jumped at the chance and was so pleased that I did.
Definitely up there as one of my favourite pieces.
I first discovered Ryan’s work through the M.O.D.O.K. Reign Delay oneshot, due to his use of Madison Jeffries and really loved his style and the expression he puts into his characters. Ryan was kind enough to do a quick Sasquatch sketch for me at New York last year (which I really need to get a better photo of…) and when I saw that Ryan was offering commissions as part of a reward for a Kickstarter project (For the VERY worthy Reading With Pictures Graphic Textbook – Go check it out) I jumped at the chance to get one.
I love the energy in the commission and am so happy with it.
As with the last entry, I don’t have it in my hands just yet but as I’m making entries…
This one’s a slightly different process for me, as it’s the first sketch that I’ve purchased from eBay.
I was on one of my regular AF browsing sessions and came across a few listings of sketchcards being sold by Fred himself and absolutely fell in love with this one so had to have it.
Slightly cheating in that it hasn’t arrived yet, but I just couldn’t wait to share it here.