Its that time again Yep, pre-order sketch list time.
Just trying to see who’s interested in getting a sketch for this year. I also am trying to get an estimate as to how busy I will be at the show. ( I didn’t expect to be that busy last year :\)
OK. so here is what i will be offering this year.
A4 size Head and Shoulder shot (only one character per sketch please). B&W £20 Colour £40
ok, this is IMPORTANT. There are ONLY 20 spots available
A3 size Full Body shots (only one character per sketch please). B&W £80 Colour £150
also IMPORTANT. There are ONLY 5 spots available
So, what do you have to do? Well let me tell you
Post in this thread your Name, Character you want, Type of sketch, and if its will be Black and White, or Colour
Also please indicate the Day(s) you’ll be at the convention. If there only for one of the days i need to know this now. If you need to leave at a certain time, i will also need to know this now.
PICK UP OF SKETCHES WILL BE AT THE END OF THE DAY FOR EACH DAY (unless otherwise needed to be picked up earlier)
Please, olny order a sketch if you are able to pick it up and pay for it. I’m sorry, but I do not like wasting time that i could be working on another persons sketch if you can’t make it to the show or decide you can’t afford it at this time.
IF you NEED to Cancel your sketch, Please, it MUST be done BEFORE the 3rd of August. I will be leave for the UK by this time, so my internet access will be limited. ( I won’t be able to check it that often)
The Number of spots available is listed above. Once they are filled, please don’t send anymore requests unless any spots open up. I can’t keep a constant eye on the forum but i will check in at certain times to see how many spots have filled up. IT would be a big help if you also check to see how many people asked for a sketch just to see if there are spots. i would hate for someone to waste their time writing out a post if all the spots are filled. I would love to be able to get everyone who wants a sketch, but I’m afraid I just can’t.
If things go smoothly, I will also do some sketches at the con. I don’t like not being able to take requests at the show, but that all depends on the work load. so IF you are interested in a sketch, NOW would be a good time to let me know.
A couple things i would like to talk about from last year.
1. I will this year be having 2 signing time each day for 1 hour each. I found that having to constantly stop and start again on sketches to sign books really put me behind. I just would like try and get as much done in the show hours as possible So, I’ll have 2 times each day where i won’t be sketching at all and all my time will be devoted to signing whatever anyone would like me to. i hope this is alright with everyone. I just need to find a way to organize my time better at the con.
2. Last year I had to take a lot of sketches home to be mailed out. Well i haven’t mailed those yet because I’m crap at mailing things out these days. My regular work load is so large at times that i get swamped and then i forget about the things that i need to mail out or finish up.
Now, everything that i took home from last years show, it’s all done and sitting here. So i will be bringing that all with me, but to make up for the fact that I’m super crap at mailing things out on time or at all, I have some nice extra goodies for everyone still waiting for something from me. that can range from an extra sketch, to added detail or a sketch upgrade to a page or 2 from one of the comic’s i’ve done as a sorry for not getting you sketch/commission to you.
NOW, to stop this from happening again, I WILL NOT be taking sketches home from this year and mailing them out. so if it doesn’t get done, Please don’t ask me to finish it and mail it to you. that adds stress to my already over stressed life. I’m not trying to be mean or anything. I just can’t add the extra responsibility of mailing sketches all over the world. last year i had most of the sketches done up in pencil and those i didn’t finish i just gave the pencil sketch away for free. That is all I am going to do this year.
I’m sorry if this is not what some would like to hear, But MTMTE right now is draining the life out of me at times and is a huge work load. I just can’t add on finishing up sketches after i leave a con and get back to that book. I hope everyone understands.
3. Sorry, no comic sketch covers this year. I found working on the issue 1 sketch covers that the surface on them was not good for using the media i use on them (ie the markers were destroying the inks) I also don’t have any of the sketch covers that IDW made which has the better cover stock. sorry about that. its a real bummer
OK, so if this doesn’t fill up in one day or so, the cut off will be 31st of July
I am very much looking forward to coming back to Auto Assembly and chatting with all the terrific fans i met there last year. I know i sometimes look like i’m pissed off or something, but i’m just focusing on the work i’m doing at that time. i really don’t mind people coming up and talking with me about anything I will talk with anyone, just as long as they don’t mind me sketching while we talk.
oh, i will also have all new prints for the con. Most of them are from covers i like (ie MTMTE 26’s cover and so on) but I am trying to get a couple new ones done. it will all depend on if i can get issue 33 done in a reasonable amount of time Prints will be £10 each
Well its that time where i have to get to bed so i can get up early to work on MTMTE
I would just like to take one last opportunity to thanks the fans who support MTMTE. It’s really heart warming to know that you the fans are enjoying the work that James and I do. And I will try my best to keep it up for as long as i can
take care everyone and if i can take quote from Nick, You can touch him in August. I give you my permission and blessing to do so
INTERESTED IN A SKETCH? please post in the full metal hero forum if you can
here is a link to it :)
http://www.fullmetalhero.com/t15732/ i hope this works?