Sketchbook Saturday: Superman by Stuart Immonen & Superboy by Karl Kessel

Today I’m showing off a double whammy for Sketchbook Saturday featuring two super guys: Superman and Superboy. I got these sketches in 1999 at the Mid Ohio Con. See, that year, a group of creators including Mark Waid, Kurt Busiek and the above artists announced the creation of a brand new imprint called Gorilla Comics. It was pretty exciting because nearly everyone involved was there at one big long table signing comics and doing sketches. I got in line with the intent of getting Waid and Busiek signatures and kind of stumbled upon Immonen and Kessel who were both kind enough to hit me up with free sketches. I was a big Superman fan at the time, so this was super exciting. But, it wasn’t a perfect experience because of one huge missed opportunity: I walked right past Mike Wieringo because 16-year-old me didn’t know who he was. Once I really got to know his work I was regretful and today even more so for obvious reasons. If my hazy memory serves, he was really nice even as I walked by, as was everyone else. Stupid 16-year-old me.

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