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|I am a pro comic artist currently working for Avatar Press and AC Comics.|
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Eric Alan Nelson
Sever: The Devil's Advocate #1-#5(Issues #3-#5 unpublished)
Sever: The Devil's Advocate #0
Pencils/ Inks/ Colors
Tales of the Galactic Enforceres #0
Imani the Killer
Issues#1-#6 (To be published)
Red Crow Comics
FemForce #151 "Threeta"
FemForce #153 "Growing Feelings"
FemForce #159- Fantasia story.
Calico (To be published)
Penciler and Inker
Penciler, Inker and Colorist
The Adventures of Dr. Mace Masoch
Penciler and Inker
I’ve got some bad news, writers. In comics, the artist works harder than we do. On a simple one to one basis, they just plain work harder. A writer can easily write a script a week (or at least, should be able to.) An artist has to spend an entire month on the art. That’s a 1:4 ratio. That means that when there’s money to be had, the artist deserves to be paid first. You, as a writer, can take other jobs. You can have a day job and still do your job. An artist, delivering on a monthly book, 99.9% of the time, can’t. It might be ‘your idea’ and you might have spent 'months researching it’ but, this is a collaborative art. It’s a partnership. You and your artist are married, but, as unequal partners. You can sleep around with other artist, they’re stuck only with you.
And. They. Should. Be. Paid. For. That. Loyalty.
I’ve heard a few stories from a few friends who are in situations where there’s an advance or a page rate and the writer takes 50% leaving the artist with their 'fair’ share, which is not enough money to actually live on AND execute the project. I was shocked BOTH times, but I suppose I shouldn’t be.
Everyone THINKS they work hard. Hell, I think I work hard. I’m writing 5 creator owned series, a work for hire comic series, plus working on a tv show and a cartoon series. And y'know what? I still have more free time than any of my collaborators.
Should everyone profit from the collaboration, absolutely, but, advances and page rates those are not profits. Those are costs. Those are the hard costs of the sacrifice your partners are making in order to complete the project. Do I wish I could get paid up front for my creator owned work? Absolutely. But you know what I prefer? My partners making a living wage that allows them to actually MAKE THE BOOKS.
Caveat, obviously, every situation is different, and in full disclosure, on one of my books, there is no page rate, and the profits are minimal, and the artist and I split that money 50/50, but it’s by agreement, not by greed. Y'see, we’ve always treated each other fairly, so when we saw what the financial outlook of the book is we had a conversation about it. I didn’t just decide to take that money.
Long story short. Don’t be an asshole. Appreciate that your partners are undoubtedly working as hard, more likely, harder than you are, and give them the support and love they deserve.
Current Residence: Western Pennsylvania|
Favourite genre of music: R&B
Favourite photographer: Jose Manchado
Favourite style of art: Comic
Operating System: Windows
MP3 player of choice: PC
Skin of choice: Tan
Favourite cartoon character: Captain Marvel (Shazam!)
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|Before you ask... NO, I DO NOT DO "FREE" ARTWORK!!! Do not contact me and waste both of our time.|
These prices DO NOT include backgrounds. Background pricing will be extra and depend on the content.
Pencil- $35.00 per figure
Pencil and Ink $50.00 per figure
Simple Style Color $70.00 per figure
Digital Painting $100.00 per figure
Backgrounds are extra and the pricing depends on the background.
Just to answer a few FAQs. Commissions at this stage are going to average around two weeks for completion due to page work I am doing for publishers.
If you do not want you commission posted on my DA page or to have it watermarked to prevent downloading LET ME KNOW! Most individuals want there commission posted here for maximum exposure. IF YOU DO NOT REQUEST TO HAVE YOUR PIC WATERMARKED OR NOT POSTED, IT WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE POSTED HERE.
This time also will vary depending on the size of the commission and the amount of commission work I have lined up. All delivery times are estimated.
If you request sketches of the commission before the drawing is done, It will delay completion time while waiting on approval to complete the work. This may mean that your work may be moved back to the next batch.
Design work will cost more and will also delay the time of completion.
For pagework, sketches will be sent before penciling of a page. The penciled page will be sent before inking or coloring. Any adjustments or corrections must be made before inking a coloring. You cannot un-ink a page.
The original artwork becomes my property unless the commissioner has worked out the terms to purchase the original art.
Regular Commission rates are listed above
Original artwork in my gallery is for sale (if I haven't sold it already). Inquire to me if interested in a particular piece for pricing.