“Your commission prices seem a too steep/cheap.”
My prices are reflective of what other artists in similar positions charge. These prices will be subject to change over time.
“I have a story, comic, board game, podcast, etc that I’m working on and I would like you to work for me for free.”
No, I won’t work for free. Perhaps I’d love to if the project is something I can really get behind but I physically cannot afford to put that much time and energy into something without getting anything out of it. I know that sometimes I may gift some art to a friend or create fan art for something I love but that isn’t the same as working for free.
“I have a story, comic, board game, podcast, etc that I’m working on and I am able to pay you to work for me.”
Please feel free to get in contact me so we can discuss this further. You can use the contact forms here or here or just email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. I require payment as or before I work and not after everything is completed.
“You’re not worried someone will steal your ideas?”
Actually I’m not. I use ideas to serve a purpose and in the end that purpose is to create good quality stories and art that means something to me and people like me. So I don’t get sentimental about concepts and ideas because they’re just building blocks to me, seeds to make something bigger. You only need to spend an hour or more on tvtropes to really see how much mileage you can get out of a good idea. The real skill is being able to take them and use them to express feelings and morality in a way that your audience can consume without being slapped in the face by it.
If you’re concerned about the legal aspects of intellectual theft then be assured that if it comes down to it I can prove without question that I am the original creator of my work.
“Why don’t you just operate directly under your birth name/post pictures of yourself publicly?”
Please, I’m an artist.