NYCC 2008: Phil Jimenez
I caught up with Phil on Friday, who was doing his usual friendly chatting while sketching. He asked me what I thought of TITANS #1. I told him I didn't hate it as much as a lot other people seem to! "It wasn't horrible," is as much as I can say about it right now. I did tell Phil that I hate Donna Troy's new costume, and they never should have changed it from the one he designed. Phil just laughed.
I'm also really enjoying Phil's Spidey. He's really proud of some upcoming stuff, including a character he had a hand in creating. So watch for that!
I've gotten a good amount of sketches from Phil over the years. I gave him three choices: Joker's Daughter, Ravager or Cassie as Wonder Girl. He chose Cassie. And in typical Phil fashion, he goes above and beyond and adds the looming figure of Ares behind her.
My friend Matt was along for the show. This was his first real con, so he was a bit overwhelmed. By Sunday, he mentioned that Phil was one of the creators he most enjoyed talking to and watching sketch. Now HE wants a sketch from Phil someday as well.
LOVE this piece. What a great start to the con!