One of the gems of my art collection is a full size recreation of a comic book cover that I commissioned from inker Bob Wiacek at the 2012 New York Comic Con.
Bob’s run on The Uncanny X-Men with penciller Paul Smith and writer Chris Claremont has always been a favorite of mine. When I had met Bob at last year’s NYCC, I had originally intended to commission a pencil and ink sketch of Wolverine in the classic pose from the iconic cover of Uncanny X-Men #173, but Bob convinced me to go the distance and include Rogue in the background like the original cover. As you can see, he did a fantastic job on this commission.
I had requested the upper and lower boxes to be drawn in and left blank so I can have other artists draw the head sketches of the other members of the X-Men, and a Spider-Man sketch in the lower UPC box.
All that’s missing is the title and masthead, but I’ll add them at a later date. But in the meantime, here’s the current version of the commission!
Very cool. I was standing next to you when you were at Bob’s table at the 2012 New York Comic Con and you commissioned this from him. I’m happy to see that it turned out so incredibly well.