For me, not difficult at all! I’ve had the pleasure of working with tremendously talented and creative writers. Writers that are open to my input, so it’s quite collaborative. Working with the likes of Peter David, J. Torres, Phil Hester, Geoff Johns, Zeb Wells, Tom DeFalco, Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, Eric Stephenson, Louise Simonson, Todd Dezago, Howard Mackie, and most recently Chris Claremont on Nightcrawler (to name just a few!) has been a great experience and an honor.
Hey Todd, love your spider-man sketch cover! I guess my question is, as an aspiring professional artist, is the market strong for these sketch covers? seems like you put a lot of work into that one. I'm always afraid to put any real work on them because I'm not well known enough to charge for the time. do you have any advise on how to handle covers at conventions? thank you. - Charles
Thanks! This Amazing Spider-Man #1 sketch cover was a LOT of fun to do! I did it at my studio so I could devote more uninterrupted time to it.
However, most sketch covers I draw on are at cons. About 1/3 of my commissions seem to be on sketch covers. But the fans bring them to me to sketch on. I don’t provide the covers. I have my charges for various types of commissions posted and discussed upfront. So whether it’s on Bristol board or a sketch cover, the client and I both know what’s what. It takes some time to hone in on the right price and fair price for convention commissions. As your skills and brand grow, you should be able to find that sweet spot. (PS. Nice work, BTW!)
Man, I really like your art style! And you're always doing excellent pieces whenever Tony, from Comic Vine, gives you the art challenge! Anyway, keep up the excellent work! :)
Thanks! I love participating in Tony Guerrero’s Mystery Art Challenges for Comic Vine. The latest two video challenges, Winter Soldier/a bunny during WonderCon and Rogue/a spider during C2E2 were a lot of fun to do!