Good morning, you lovely humans.
So, for the first time ever I am accepting requests for pre-show sketches for NYCC. Being a newbie at this I have taken it upon myself to invent my own set of rules based loosely upon what my peers have been doing of late, so apologies if it does sound a little unconventional (it shouldn’t tho).
What you get: a pencil drawing on A4 paper (nice sturdy paper, like bristol board etc) of one character of your choosing (unless it’s so obscure even google fails to provide me with reference) in a pose/situation entirely of my choosing. Now, I’ve had requests in the past for a specific pose or a combination of elements to suit the needs/desires of the person asking for the sketch (batman and robin driving a porsche, Hulk on the toilet, Guy Gardner dressed as wonderwoman etc) but to be honest with you that’s too much like my day job. These sketches are way cheaper than a page of comic art, plus they’re rare as hens teeth, so you pick the character and let me do my thing.
What it costs: well usually you find there’s a sliding scale, like 50 bucks for a headshot, 100 bucks for full figure, 300 bucks for colour etc. Not me. Not here. I do one size, all in pencil (packed in a nice envelope to avoid smudging), and all one price. 50 dollars american for each drawing. If, when you see the art you hate it and me, then no worries. I can live without the 50 bux. I’ll just ebay the thing later.
What you should consider: These things are RARE. I never do commissions. I rarely do sketches at cons either, and a lot of those are quite scribbly due to me not being very comfortable drawing in public. Also, if you like what I show and you want it, I will personalise it. That means I write “To (insert name here)” somewhere on the art. I picked up this habit doing sketches for the euro-crowd, as they were very into this idea of it being drawn for them instead of Edward Bay.
I’ve set the limit at 20. That’s a lot of doodles for me to do, but I have this whole morning warm-up thing going on so that’ll be a good way to fill it. Some of you reading this will already have a place reserved on that list, but you need to email me at the address on the contact page at the top with the subject “NYCC sketch list” so I can organise it.
When you will get it: I’ll be doing signings and stuff at the DC booth and 2000AD booth over the weekend, so that’s the best place to show up (either before or after the signing, unless you have stuff you want signed as well) but we can always discuss this over email.
Ok, let’s hope this doesn’t turn into a clusterfuck.