Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Batman or Wolverine?

[Eddy]

If you want a sketch from Jim Lee, chances are you'll want one of these two characters. But which one? Decisions, decisions...Well, why not both!

That's exactly what he did for this year's annual San Diego Comic-Con charity auction. Plus, it was done completely in ink for all those original art collectors keeping track out there. The piece also went for a hefty sum, which benefits their handicapped services and deaf interpreters.

And for Jim's next convention appearance, check out the Canadian National Comic Book Expo coming up this weekend:

SEPTEMBER 1

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Autograph Session
Autograph Area C

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Up Close and Personal Panel
Theatre 1 (Room#718B)

SEPTEMBER 2

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Autograph Session
Autograph Area A

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Sketch-Off vs. Olivier Coipel
Theatre 1 (Room #718B)

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Autograph Session
Autograph Area D

SEPTEMBER 3

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Autograph Session
Autograph Area D

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
DC Big Guns Panel
Theatre 1 (Room#718B)

Stop by and say "Hi" and if you're lucky, maybe you'll see Jim drawing a Batman sketch! Or Wolverine! Or both!

Unfortunately, I won't have any Gelatometti Sketchbooks for sale at the show, but please feel free to contact me and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

Hope to see you all there!

16 comments:

Inkblotz said...

I was lucky enought to get to watch jim do this pic. It was amazing.

The thing that Eddy forgot to mention was that Jim kept getting calls and was on his phone for about 1/2 the time he was drawing.

I think from start to finish it only took Jim about an hour and a half maybe a little longer but no more than 2 hours.

It was very cool.

~Chris

Neo said...

Hi
There's just "something" about Jim's Batman, Wolverine (hell everything he draws)sketches. They're the epitomy of cool, the eye never gets bored of seeing them.
What a great piece.
Neo
www.lasting-impressions-art.com

meek? said...

Olivier Coipel's gonna need a medic on Sept. 2... say @ around 4PM. ;D ;]

To be fair, any other artist would need one after a battle against Jim effin' Lee.

Have fun @ Toronto, folks!

Peace...

Tom said...

awesome piece, thanks for sharing!

SteveW said...

Awesome piece , and In less then 2 hours !!! that's just amazing .

Phong Nguyen said...

I think Jim is the epitome of speed w/o sacrificing details. That's why his pieces are so fresh. This one is no exception. HOT!


Hey Eddy, have you got a chance to ship any Gelatometti Sketchbooks? I sent paypal on 8/24.

antonio said...

Batman or Wolverine?

Batman!!!!!!

Have a great time!!

JESUS ANTONIO

r_sail said...

meanwhile... Jim's actual Batman comic book is nowhere to be found!

I dunno, it looks great, I wish Jim would draw a book like this. His B&W sketches and the pencil issue of Batman are always much cooler than what's in the books. Remember that Havok sketch? That was brilliant!

I REALLY wish Jim would do a book with watercolors. I'd be willing to wait 6 months an issue for that.

Vittorio said...
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Vittorio said...

Old watercolor comics...photoshop just killed them...I hope the 2007 Milo Manara's X-Girls book will be great and entirely done with watercolors!!

r_sail said...

Jims watercolor stuff over at the old msn group is amazing. Beats the hell out of anything I've seen in print from Jim... ever! It's actual art instead of the tired old 'Jim Lee hyper detailed' line art he's been doing his whole career.

I just wish he'd streach his wings a bit. he's got real talent, I just don't think he uses it. It's just the same thing over and over and over.

I'm bored. I wasnt Jim to wow me.


and frankly the delays on All Star are just terrible. I'm very saddened by Jims apparent inability to produce a book even close to on time. and Wildcats 3.0 should have kept going, this relaunch sounds rather "lets get the old band back together" even though the new band was doing amazing things. Joe Casey really did some great stuff in 3.0. I don't imagine Grants undoing of all of that is going to be anywhere as good. It seems very typical, where as, 3.0 was atypical.

Sorry, but I have no platitudes for what Jim is doing these days.

Cooked Art said...

I got a sketch from Jim today at the comic book expo.

Thanks much Jim!

PirateFace said...

6th reply in the following link; for pics of the entire FanEXPO Con in Toronto this past weekend.

http://groups.msn.com/artofjimlee/general.msnw?action=get_message&mview=0&ID_Message=7403&LastModified=4675587989787122498

The following 2 items I got this weekend signed and personalized to me by Jim, will be framed up soon, and hung on my wall.

http://www.wclegacy.com/pirateface/jim_lee/my_most_priceless.jpg

Thanks Jim, you've made my life complete :D

- William

meek? said...

Awesome, dude! Thanks for sharin'! And congratulations on the snazzy swag!! I read yo' post on that board. I'm glad you finally got a chance to meet Jim after 15 years o' bein' a fan. I could relate w/ the feelin'. :]

Peace...

Nesty Angel said...

Hey all! Just wanted to say THANK YOU JIM! You're one of the most down to earth comic artist I've ever had that chance of meeting. Keep up the good work and if possible, come back to Toronto in the near future, drinks will be on me :P

here are some jim lee links on youtube that I upload at the con(still incomplete so check it out and see if there's more)
There will be roughly 80% of the whole Q&A there as well as the tour of the con and other random stuff ^_^

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDCqwGN_JdU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAaj9Sff2ec

My BLOG for FanExpo this year is at the Aspenforums, have a look see if you want.

http://www.aspencomics.com/community/forum_posts.asp?TID=9223&PN=1&TPN=1

ENJOY!

-Mike K

Ben-Ohki said...

Arrived early Sunday but the line up was capped before the doors even opened (how'd that happen? even the staffers didn't know). They told me if I really wanted to test my luck, I could wait in the back (this being 11am). And only minutes shy of 3pm, the con staffer came out and allowed the last 15 or so of us to get into line for a single autograph each. I could tell he was dead tired after nearly 3 hours of signings; I couldn't muster up the nerve to ask him to personalize my copy of Absolute Hush. I quickly thanked him and quietly slid out the side curtain. *sigh* Thanks for taking the last possible seconds of your schedule for us poor shmoes, Jim. We weren't worthy!!!