Just a small update to those who have been buying original comic book art from me. I haven’t uploaded any new pages, but I am happy to announce that you can now pay me through Paypal as they have finally offered full services to the Philippines.
I tried it out when they first announced it a few weeks ago, and my test transaction seems to have come in just fine. Here’s the link to my original art page.
I probably won’t be offering to sell my original comic book art for too long, probably for just several months more. But if I’m not too busy with work, I’m open to accepting commissions. Just send me a message for more information.
I also wanted to bring something up that me and a lot of local comics artists have been considering for some time. We’re considering charging for doing sketches at our signings. Quick sketches of under a minute I will definitely do for free, but most likely only for Elmer and my other characters. But for more involved drawings that would take 15 to 30 minutes, we would most likely be charging a certain amount, depending on who it is doing the drawing and how many figures are on the drawing or if there are backgrounds. Leinil will make more than me or Ed, for instance.
We’ve come to this decision when we realized that it was indeed work, and hard work at that, to draw for long periods of time, often under rather considerable pressure to come up with a piece of artwork.
Now that we’re charging for it, people can count on us working extra hard to make drawings that will be worth your money.
I’m very sure that very few, if any, would approach us now at signings to draw, but that’s perfectly allright. We’ll still sign anything that people would bring, but we’re always available to sketch if that’s what they want.
Drawing above from Tales of Darkness #1, pencilled by Whilce Portacio and inked by me.