The 77th 7-7-Sunday artcast is coming up this weekend and I was trying to think of something special to do for the show. I've also been thinking of what I could do to contribute to the tsunami relief effort for those affected by the natural disaster in Japan. As many of you know, my ex and I were married in Tokyo, Japan in December of 2006.
The ten days we spent in that country were wonderful and it only solidified my love affair with Japan and its culture. I've wanted to return ever since and I've often said that I would love to live there for a year. Watching the news during the last few days has been absolutely heart breaking.
When I realized that I had also scheduled a "Godzilla Vs King Ghidorah" digital commission before this week's 7-7-Sunday show, it was one of those lightbulb moments and everything fell into place.
So . . .
This Sunday I will be having a 6 hour Tsunami relief artcast starting at 6:00PM CST and going until midnight. I will be donating the money I made from the "Godzilla Vs King Ghidorah" commission as well as the money I make from that night's 7-7-Sunday commissions to the Red Cross Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami relief effort.
And I will also be raffling off a FREE single-character 9x12" Digital OR Marker Commission during the 6 hour artcast. Anyone who donates to my relief fund (via my PayPal address) while the show is on for that 6 hour time period will be eligible to win, no matter how much the donation amount is. One dollar, five dollars, ten dollars, it doesn't matter. Every little bit helps. And I will also add the names of the buyer of the Godzilla commission and all 7-7-Sunday winners to the raffle so that everyone who contributes on Sunday is eligible to win the free commission.
After the donations are collected and tallied I will make the donation to the Red Cross via their website. I will post a screenshot of the donation page so that everyone knows that the money has been given and I will post every contributor's name on my website to thank them.
I will reveal the raffle winner on Monday, March 21st at 8:00PM CST on my regularly scheduled artcast.
I hope that everyone stops by the show at 6:00PM CST this Sunday to help out the people of Japan in their time of need.
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I have two prints available, featuring these two images:
I am currently offering the following options for ordering commissions and original artwork from me:
Big Fat Digital Commissions: A single character, digitally-colored 7.5"x14" piece for $150 (You will receive both the original line art and a high-resolution digital file of the final colored piece). The piece can include text upon request. Add $25 for each additional character.
I will never use Digital Commission images as prints/posters to be sold or in any other way distribute the high resolution files for reproduction. Only the buyer of the Digital Commission and myself will ever have access or permission to print or make copies of the final image. This policy serves to make ownership of a Digital Commission unique to the buyer in the same way that a traditional ink & marker drawing would be. I will only use low-res versions of the final images for online promotion to encourage further sales and as samples in my general art portfolio.
Here are my most recent Big Fat Digital Commissions:
Big Tall Digital Commissions: New! A single character, digitally-colored 11"x17" piece for $150 (You will receive both the original line art and a high-resolution digital file of the final colored piece). The piece can include text upon request. Add $25 for each additional character. This format is ideal for poster or comic book cover style images.
Here are my most recent Big Tall Digital Commissions:
Standard Sized Digital Commissions: New! A single character, digitally-colored 8.5"x11" (tall) piece for $75 (You will receive both the original line art and a high-resolution digital file of the final colored piece). These commissions will feature single characters with an abstract/color background. No scenes and no text. Here are a couple of samples of my Standard Sized Digital Commissions:
9"x12" Pen & Marker Commissions: An original, full-color piece of artwork featuring one character drawn on 9"x12" Bristol with Micron pens and Prismacolor markers (and sometimes watercolor) for $100. Add $25 for each additional character. Here are a couple of my most recent Pen & Marker Commissions:
Note: For both traditional and digital commissions, I will be working on 3 commissions per week. I will be taking one month's worth of orders at a time and placing subsequent requests on a waiting list. This means that you will only be charged when I am ready to put you on my schedule and no one will have to wait more than one month for an order to be completed. I will complete each order live on my artcast so that the buyer can see some of their commission being created.
Big Fat Sketch Cards: These wide-format cards are available through special sales that I announce through my website. The next sale starts on May 8th, 2010.
7-7-Sunday Commissions Drawn Live: Every Sunday night at 9PM EST I offer these commissions for purchase via my artcast. Go HERE for more information! Go HERE to view the 7-7-Sunday gallery!
I only accept PayPal payments.
If you have a commission request (or any questions) please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and write "Commission Request/Question" in the subject line. Thanks!
I now offer free downloads of digital/mobile versions of Escape From Planet Nowhere for viewing on the iPad! There are two different versions:
* A ZIP archive containing the files necessary for reading Escape From Planet Nowhere via the ComicZeal app (my favorite iPad app for reading comics).
* A PDF for viewing in iPad apps such as Goodreader (my favorite iPad app for reading PDFs).
Go here to download the files! planet-nowhere.com/downloads/
I will be updating the two files every time I post a new page (or pages), so be sure to download and update as needed.
I am an advocate of reading comics on the iPad and I feel that these are currently the best way to read them on Apples device. In fact, Id rather have people read my comic on the iPad than read it on a computer screen.
I tried an ePub version of Escape From Planet Nowhere but was not happy with the results. I dont think weve scratched the surface of what is capable with regard to reading comics on iPad and I look forward to the day that a better app becomes available for taking advantage of the devices capabilities. Its time to stop thinking like were in the print world and start thinking like multi-media content creators.