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Friday, March 1, 2024

Cort's Magnficient Seven

Cort Carpenter has dedicated himself to compiling the World's Best Booster Gold Sketchbook. And it just keeps getting better!

Take a gander at these seven newest additions:

Booster Gold by Heather Antos for Cort Carpenter
Heather Antos

Booster Gold by Russ Braun for Cort Carpenter
Russ Braun

Booster Gold by Kerry Callen for Cort Carpenter
Kerry Callen

Booster Gold by Mike Choi for Cort Carpenter
Mike Choi

Booster Gold by  Travis Mercer for Cort Carpenter
Travis Mercer

Booster Gold by Rachel Ordway for Cort Carpenter
Rachel Ordway

Booster Gold by Joshua (Sway) Swaby for Cort Carpenter
Joshua "Sway" Swaby

By my count, that's 106 different commissions Cort has now shared with us over the years. I'm sure I speak for Booster boosters everywhere when I say we sure like looking at them.

Comments (1) | Add a Comment | Tags: commissions cort carpenter fan art heather antos joshua sway swaby kerry callen mike choi rachel ordway russ braun travis mercer

Friday, January 12, 2024

My Year Is Made

Look what showed up my mailbox!

© DC Comics

Believe it or not, that's my first Dan Jurgens sketch. I wasn't expecting it — I was only expecting Dan to sign a copy of Russ Burlingame's The Gold Exchange: The Deluxe Edition, not sketch in it — and I was not emotionally prepared for how much I was going to love it.

I love the high collar. I love the shades of gray washes (the exact colors of Booster's personal ethics). I especially love how the sketchiness of it makes Booster look older, as though Booster has been growing old along with me.

So now I've got everything I want in life. It's all downhill from here.

Big thanks to Jurgens (and Russ Burlingame) for making all my previously unrecognized dreams come true.

Comments (8) | Add a Comment | Tags: commissions dan jurgens russ burlingame

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Christmas Present from Cort

Cort Carpenter sent me an email full of his best holiday wishes, and even better, he attached his latest addition to his Booster Gold Sketchbook:

Booster Gold by John McCrea for Cort Carpenter

Even if it wasn't signed, that piece is pretty obviously by John McCrea, co-creator of DC's Hitman.

Cort usually requests his commissions include Booster Gold's fabulous high collar, but this time McCrea even included the original hollow star and the bulbs on the end of Skeets' fins. Boosterrific!

Thanks, Cort!

Comments (3) | Add a Comment | Tags: commissions cort carpenter fan art john mccrea

Friday, September 15, 2023

Head Down Pencil Up

Posts have been light this week in large part because work has kept me so busy. That hasn't changed.

So today, as we head into the weekend, all I can offer is a couple of Booster sightings passed along to me this week by longtime Booster booster Rob Snow:

Booster sighting. New book called DC Periodic table. Booster, Ted and Rip all have profiles. No Skeets.

Officially, the book is called The Periodic Table of DC, and it comes to us by way of DK Publishing.

© DK Publishing

While DK thrives primarily on being the print equivalent of a CBR listicle, I cannot fault their presentations, which are always top notch. So although I have not yet seen this book myself, I suggest you hustle to pick one up at your local book store before all their copies argon. (Har, har.)

Later in the week, Rob wrote in again.

Nuther Booster sighting. Scott Kolins facebook page has killer Booster sketch.

Facebook and I no longer have a functional relationship, so I cannot see Kolins' post myself. Thankfully, Rob very kindly passed along a screenshot, which looks like this.

© Scott Kolins

If you get along with Facebook better than I do, maybe you can track down a better look.

Thanks a bunch, Rob.

UPDATE: D'oh! As Cort Carpenter points out in the comments, that Scott Kolins sketch was one of his commissions. In fact, I even posted it here on Boosterrific.com back in May 2020! You can see it at this link.

If I wasn't so wrapped up in work, I might have noticed that, but obviously I didn't. Oops. I usually make some effort search my own back catalog in order to bring you only the freshest Booster Gold news. There's probably some sort of lesson in here about life in general... but I'm too busy to figure out what that might be. In this case, at least the sketch is totally worth seeing a second time, as are most of Cort's commissions, which you can see at this link.

Thanks again to Cort for sharing his sketchbook with us, and, heck, for commissioning so many cool Booster Gold sketches that we can't even keep track of all of them!

Comments (3) | Add a Comment | Tags: books commissions cort carpenter dk periodic table rob snow scott kolins

Friday, June 16, 2023

3 Little Somethings to Make You Feel Better

Luckily for Booster boosters everywhere, Cort Carpenter hasn't let a rough patch of "health issues" keep him from adding new pages to his collection of Booster Gold sketch commissions.

Booster Gold by Daniel Irizarri for Cort Carpenter
Daniel Irizarri

Booster Gold by Michael Fiffe for Cort Carpenter
Michael Fiffe

Booster Gold by Ramona Fradon for Cort Carpenter
Ramona Fradon

I usually like to put these in alphabetical order, but this time I saved Ramona Fradon for last... because she's Ramona Fradon! A ninety-six-year-old DC legend and still drawing. Wow!

I hope all of your troubles are behind you, Cort. As always, thanks for sharing.

Comments (4) | Add a Comment | Tags: commissions cort carpenter daniel irizarri fan art micheal fiffe ramona fradon


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