While most comic book artists supplement their income by selling original art at conventions, it can be hard for writers to cover the cost of shows without having the added boost that artists get from sketches/commissions/original art sales. Faced with this quandry myself, I started doing $1 "Not an Artist" sketches at shows--basically I would draw anything for $1. The concept took off and I was able to pull in a lot of fans to my table to buy the books I wrote, simply by promising cheap sketches. It was a pretty rad deal.
Starting this year, I've switched to doing these as sketchcards and I'm much happier with the results. I can crank them out faster, which means making more fans happy and my limited art skills seem better suited for smaller pieces than larger commissions. It is a win-win for everyone.
I'd like to use this post to showcase some of my sketchcards that I've done over the last few weeks, including my pre-order commissions for my upcoming signing at Limited Edition Comics in Cedar Falls, Iowa on November 7th!
If you are interested in ordering sketchcards ($1/each or 6 for $5), hit me up!