I always thought it would be really neat to commission a piece of art, and while I strolled through Artist Alley at the New York Comic Con, I realized that an incredible opportunity to do just that was literally right in front of me.
The only problem was that I hadn’t given any thought to what I wanted to have done. Nonetheless, I made sure to scope out some different artists and grab their business cards as we made our way through the HUGE and very crowded exhibit hall.
One artist that stood out in particular was Mike Dolce, creator of The Sire comic book. When I approached his booth, he greeted me warmly even though he was in the middle of a very detailed and great looking sketch.
Mike was very friendly and approachable, and his comic book looked awesome! After speaking with him for a few minutes, I decided to ask him about whether he took on commissioned projects. It turns out that he did accept commissions, and he sounded very accommodating and excited about working with me.
A few weeks later I was sitting at my desk, looking at my dull-looking blog, pondering potential logo ideas, when I recalled my meeting with Mike Dolce. A few emails and a phone call later, it was a done deal!
I’m thrilled with the result and would like to thank Mike for doing such a great job and for being so awesome to work with! Don’t forget to check out his comic, The Sire, at his website www.mikedolce.com