"Jim Lee's in Artist's Alley!" Jim Lee's in Artist's Alley!" Now, it's one thing to suddenly find Jim signing at the DC Comics booth unannounced, but discovering him in Artist's Alley meant something else for one fan: Jim was sketching.
And this time, it wasn't your usual backing board-sized head sketches either, but nice, larger than 11" x 17", pieces. And they were free too. How could you beat that?
The next question you gotta ask yourself though, is which character to ask for? This fan happened to have Jim's first Uncanny X-Men issue, #248, on him and asked for Havok. He's a great choice for con sketches too, because he's got that simple, black and white costume and those crazy, concentric circle powers of his.
Here, Jim did his usual pencil and ink work, but then he flicked some white-out here and there, smudged his fingers a little bit and even streaked the ink with a napkin to create those cool effects.
At the end of it all, not only did the fan walk away with a great con sketch, but everyone got to watch it come to life right in front of them too!