Commissions

You can see a gallery of some of my commissions here. Remember, I do fixed price pieces if you are looking for something individual for yourself as a gift for someone who likes my comics.

CHRISTMAS COMMISSIONS

My slate is now full until the new year. If I manage to get ahead of myself, I will reopen the commissions desk. You can continue to order postcards and fixed price commissions but I won't be taking any more bespoke pieces until January.

Christmas tends to be a very busy time for commissioned work. If you have a piece in mind as a gift for someone, please let me know as early as possible so that I can schedule it into my diary and get it shipped in good time. Eventually my slate fills up and I have to say "no more" - and that point gets earlier every year!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Contrary to what I believe is the received wisdom, I will do work for hire. Whether you want a physical object to hang up on your wall or illustrations for publication, rest assured that I have been doing both for more than ten years.

Q. What do you charge?
A. This depends on the difficulty of the piece and how busy I am. Please tell me the price you have in mind for what you want - I can only say "no" and if your expectations wildly exceed what you can get for the price, I will negotiate them down very gently.

Q. Aren't you too busy making comics to do commissions?
A. I am busy some of the time, but not always. I'm not as flexible as a freelance illustrator and may be harder to work with for that reason. Long term projects are usually out. But I endeavour to be professional and it never hurts to ask.

Q. Will you design a tattoo for me?
A. Sorry, no.

Q. Can you do me a piece in the old Adobe Illustrator style?
A. I'm so out of practice that this isn't possible right now.

Q. Will you draw me Shelley sitting on a chair, surrounded by Native Americans, and Mr Spock is there, and my girlfriend, and the whole scene is taking place on the back of a giant owl in flight?
A. Very baroque suggestions like these tend not to make tremendously good pictures. I am sure, given sober reflection, that it is clear why.

Q. I am a poor student with only two brass farthings to rub together. What can you do for me?
A. I offer a budget service for good souls who would like a little something. 5!

With those stern provisos, if you would like me to draw for you, for money, send me an email at john@scarygoround.com and mark it "commissions".

<<<< Back to Scary Go Round