A message from Rock about the Burn the Orphanage charity auction.
artofcharlesettinger said: 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!)
nataliejumper said: Omg your Winter Soldier from Wonder Con...I need it. ///gasp
You’ll have to pry it from Tony Guerrero’s white knuckled grip! :D
Amazing Spider-Man #1 sketch cover.
Pigma Micron and Copic Sketch markers.
animcomicgeekworld said: 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!
Stan “The Man” Lee.
Sketch choice of winner of my C2E2 2014 sketch retweet contest.
Pigma Micron, Copic Sketch markers & white Gelly Roll gel pen.
I’ll be at Comics Toons ‘N Toys in Tustin, CA for Free Comic Book Day this Saturday, May 3rd from 11am-3pm.
Click HERE to visit their Facebook event page for more info.
I will be doing single character commissioned head sketches and FREE single character head sketches for kids 12 and under (at least, as many as I can during 11am-3pm). I will also be signing comics and have sketchbooks, art prints and original comic art for sale.
To find a comic shop in your area visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com/Home/1/1/57/575 and go get some free comic books!
C2E2 2014 sketches part 4
C2E2 2014 sketches part 3
geekvariety said: With the hat, you kinda look like Tom Waits had he not lead such a hard life haha. Stay rad sir!
Hmmm. Could you be onto something?
Mike Norton ambushed me at C2E2 for his #ConBowler tumblr.
All I know is a hat is on my head, a photo is taken, and a tall man is running away yelling “TODD NAUCK! TODD NAAAAAUUUUUCCCKKKK!!!”.
(Okay. Maybe not that last part.)
Love ya, Norton. NORTOOOOOOOONNNNN!!!
C2E2 2014 sketches part 2
jamesgf said: Hi, Todd - I've been a fan of your work since your Young Justice days, and I follow your YouTube copic videos religiously. They're not only a treat, but also very useful as tutorials. Just wanted to say I LOVED Nightcrawler #01, you did such a wonderful job! Hope you stay on the book for a long time!
Thanks! I loved drawing Young Justice! And thanks for watching my YouTube videos. I need to get some more up soon! :P
I appreciate the support for the new Nightcrawler series. I’m having a lot of fun on this book. Issue 2 is out May 14th!
C2E2 2014 sketches part 1