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It's this weekend. If you're in the Texarkana area, come by and say, "Hey"!
I'm on the downhill side of a project and just finished another one, and I've got a little space for some commission work.
Open to single character digital pieces, $25 each. Love doing your original characters.
Group or cover type pieces with up to 6 characters, $80.

Also, open to old fashioned pencil and paper pieces, same rates, but will need the shipping added. Best to limit those to the U.S., to keep costs down and tracking available.

You can reach me here or at joesingularity@gmail.com

Let's get busy!
Joe
I opened a story on Etsy and I'll be posting prints and original art there for reasonable prices.
If you're interested, check it out.
www.etsy.com/shop/SingularArts…
New Year, New Commissions!

The last part of 2015 was fairly quiet, but I'm hoping to start off 2016 with a bang. This time around, I'm offering two tiers for commissions, based on technique.

Hard Copy
Paper, pencils and ink. Plus postage and it's in your hands.

All measurements in inches, just becuz...

11X17 page, this is the standard comic page size and is used for interior and covers illustrations.
$70 for inked page.
$45 for pencils only.

11X14 is a little smaller, it's approximately the size of the image area of most cover illos. Also, it's close to the size of the Manga pages I sometimes use and the rates are interchangeable for those two.

Manga size board is approximately 10X14

$55 for inked page
$40 pencils only

9X12 is handy for one or two character illustrations
$25 for inked
$15 for pencils only

Postage will depend on where you are. For overseas, I highly recommend going digital, shipping costs get outrageous.

Digital Copy
No paper, no pencils, no ink, all digital.

Because there are no materials used, my rates for digital art are less.


11X17 page, this is the standard comic page size and is used for interior and covers illustrations.
$55 for inked page.
$30 for pencils only.

11X14 is a little smaller, it's approximately the size of the image area of most cover illos. Also, it's close to the size of the Manga pages I sometimes use and the rates are interchangeable for those two.

Manga size board is approximately 10X14

$45 for inked page
$25 pencils only

9X12 is handy for one or two character illustrations
$20 for inked
$10 for pencils only

But, there's more available with digital. I can also do much larger pieces than I can on paper. Physical space limits my ability to work on larger boards, and shipping is prohibitive. Plus, it's very hard to scan a large item.

Poster size 24X36
$200 for inked and colored
$150 for inked
$100 pencils only
I want to get an early start on the holiday season, so I thought I'd go ahead and open up a special offer for all-digital commissions, to get things started. The base rate is set at $20 for a single character, for a 400 dpi colored image. Additional characters are $7, each.
Email me at Joe@heroblog.com for faster response.
Original characters are my specialty, and make great gifts.
Beat the holiday rush! 

Joe
  • Listening to: mostly, the con roar, you know what I'm talking ab
  • Reading: Ex-Heroes
Well, for the second year, we'll be heading off to Tyler in a few weeks. 
www.toursoftyler.com/tyler_ros…

I was able to get my car fixed, but it cost more than I'd hoped and took way too long.
So, if anyone's looking for a commission drawing, get in touch, I need a little cushion to help me get to and from the show.
I am ready to start taking all digital commissions, full color single character pieces for $25. 

See you at the show!
  • Listening to: mostly, the con roar, you know what I'm talking ab
  • Reading: Ex-Heroes
Joeatarklatex by Joe-Singleton
Lotta fun. Sitting next to Gigi Edgley.
  • Listening to: mostly, the con roar, you know what I'm talking ab
  • Reading: Ex-Heroes
Update:
I'm almost there... but I can still take on a few more, to help get me over the top. I managed to find a little better deal on a transmission rebuild, so that helps, a LOT.
Also...I'm doing digital inks on a lot of stuff, now. Fujitsu Lifebook, with Wacom Penabled screen. Got it in trade for some art and it is quickly becoming one of my favorite tools.

So...if you need some art, or some inking, let me know and we'll see what we can work out. 

Help an artist out!

I was on track to be able to make my convention appearances, this fall, with no problem. Then the car started making noises and I need to pull some serious commission numbers, to get it fixed.

I'd love to do a pile of covers and get it all done as quickly as possible, but I'll do just about any commission that you need. Basic sizes are comic-book size 7"X10", for $20, 9"x12" for $25, Manga page size, approximate 10"X13" for $40 and comic page size 11"X17" for $60.

In the US, postage will be about $7, and I will happily bundle several in one package, if you need several pieces. I will finish them as quickly as possible, but I'm planning to have them all done by the end of the year.

So, anyone who's looking for some original art, hit me up. joe@heroblog.com
  • Listening to: Awesome Mix Vol. 1
A product line I'm developing especially for character design for games and other uses. Included in the package are several male figures, in standing and action poses. Each pose is done in black and white line art and in a gray tone. The black line drawings work great for tracing and the gray is good for directly drawing. 

They can also be used in Photoshop or Illustrator to produce digital drawings.

drivethrurpg.com/product/14990…

Also, reasonably priced!
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Owing to some downtime dealing with a computer crash and working on a couple of long-term projects that aren't ready to pay off, yet. I need to get some work coming in.
Hoping to get a few cover type illos, pencils, inks and digital letters, 11 X 17 board, 10 X 15-16 image area (sometimes that extra little bit helps make a better picture) for $85. I do most of my work on weekends, but I'd like to get started on preliminaries as soon as possible. Inspiration strikes at the oddest times and sometimes I'll have an idea, sketch it out and email you a photo to get approval, input, etc. 
Smaller pieces also available, single character pin-ups, $25 pencils and inks. Usually 9 X 12 for those.

Shipping charges will depend on destination.

Hit me up here, or by email at joe@heroblog.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/joesingletont…

As always, your original characters are most welcome. 
  • Listening to: Awesome Mix Vol. 1
So... I was thinking, the other day, about doing a special sort of deal for Christmas commissions.
I need to book them quickly, so that I can be sure to have them delivered on time. And, that's going to limit the number I can do, in the few weeks left until Christmas. So, here's what I have in mind:
I'm doing ten of these, for delivery by Christmas (in the US). Format is manga page size, approximately 10 x 14 inches, up to three characters, for $40 each. Shipping costs are around $7, usually. Black and white, inked, with minimal background and additional characters can be added for $8 each.
Original characters are a special favorite, of mine.

Merry Christmas!
Joe
Joesingularity@gmail.com
  • Listening to: Awesome Mix Vol. 1

 I will be attending

 

Tyler Rose City Comic Con
www.facebook.com/OfficialTyler…

October Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th

Tyler, Texas

Holiday Inn Convention Hotel South Broadway

Come and visit!

Chance to win and original piece of art!

Lots of great things to do!

 

 

collectortimes.com

Http://singulararts.us

Art for RPGs:

Modern Knights 2000-2001

www.rpgnow.com/product/16741/M…

 Villains & Vigilantes modules from Fantasy Games Unlimited-Mall Madness 2013

www.fantasygamesunlimited.net/…

And soon-to-be-released Rising Sun, as well as Villains International with Dominique Sumner 2014

Supers! Revised Edition 2014

www.rpgnow.com/product/130108/…

Villains Accelerated 2014

www.rpgnow.com/product/134994/…

 

 

  • Listening to: Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem
  • Reading: Omnilingual by H. Beam Piper
  • Watching: Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem
How did we not know about this?

auntpetunia.com/index.html

Seriously, Burgess Meredith as the Mole Man? Paul Henreid as Doctor Doom? James Arness as Annihilus?

Is this real? 
  • Listening to: Box fan
  • Reading: On Basilisk Station-for the 5th ot 6th time...
  • Watching: Blake's 7
Well, it was my first time there and while I didn't do very well in sales, I met some people and reconnected with some others. I did a Punisher sketch in one guy's themed sketchbook and, a most pleasant surprise, someone recognized me and bought a drawing I did for the upcoming V&V supplement I'm working on. So, Christopher, if you see this, drop me an email and I'll show you what Peat looks like in color.

The con was fairly busy Saturday and also for awhile on Sunday, but I just didn't have what most buyers were looking for, I guess. And, I forgot my damn banners!

So, I need to figure out what kinds of things people might like to buy at cons. I'll do just about any kind of sketch, but I'd like to have some things done in advance that would interest people. So, I'm looking for suggestions.
  • Listening to: Box fan
  • Reading: H. Beam Piper
  • Watching: Frisky Dingo
www.texascomicon.com/creators.…

So, about 4am Thursday my wife, Tammy, and I will be loading up and heading south. She, to conduct some business and spend time with her daughter, Jamie, in San Marcos, and me, heading to Texas Comic con! This is my first trip to San Antonio, ever, and my first time at this con. I don't know a soul, down there. So, if you're going to be there, look me up. I'm hoping to get lots of pics, unless I'm really lucky and people keep me busy doing sketches. 

well, I need to doze a bit, before the long haul. Thanks, to all the folks who ordered sketches and helped make this trip possible! 

Joe
  • Listening to: Box fan
  • Reading: H. Beam Piper
  • Watching: Frisky Dingo
They got me up on the website now!

www.texascomicon.com/creators.…

Sorry my pic is so awful. Sadly, I can't blame the camera.
Aaaaand...I underestimated my expenses for this trip, so I'm sweetening the offer. Same deal as before, but it's buy 3 get 1 free thru the end of my con season, which is the first week of September. 

That's single character, minimal background inked sketches/drawings. $20 each, with electronic delivery, $25 for snail mail in the US. Outside the US, shipping varies. Think, G or PG rated. Cheesecake is cool. Beefcake, too, if you're into that. 

I work pretty fast when I've got good descriptions to work from. I shoot in progress pics with my phone before committing to inks.

You can message me here, or shoot me an email at joe@heroblog.com
  • Listening to: Box fan
  • Reading: H. Beam Piper
  • Watching: Frisky Dingo
So, got a con coming up in June and I need to get the ball rolling so I can get a room that weekend. It'll be my first time in San Antonio.

So, here's what I'm throwing out there. I have twenty slots upen for single character, minimal background inked sketches/drawings. $20 each, with electronic delivery, $25 for snail mail in the US. Outside the US, shipping varies. Think, G or PG rated. Cheesecake is cool. Beefcake, too, if you're into that. 

I work pretty fast when I've got good descriptions to work from. I shoot in progress pics with my phone before committing to inks.

So... Whattaya say? Help me get to Texas Comic Con this year?

Joe@heroblog.com
  • Listening to: Box fan
  • Reading: The Humanoids by Jack Williamson
  • Watching: The remastered Star Trek, original series
  • Eating: nothing, craving french fries
  • Drinking: hmm, slightly dehydrated
Posted a new commission rate chart.
Check it out and drop me a message here, or by email at joe@heroblog.com

I really enjoying helping people bring their original characters to life. I want to keep them in the G/PG range.


  • Listening to: Stuff
  • Reading: Old Fantastic Four
  • Watching: Dexter
  • Eating: nothing, craving french fries
  • Drinking: hmm, slightly dehydrated
So, I was driving home from work, the other day. Not the fun work I do on my drawing board, or computer, the boring stuff that pays bills...anyway...and I saw this billboard that got me interested.


So, I went looking for them and Lo! and Behold! I'm in!
It's a one-day show on my birthday. So come by, if you're in the area and say "Hey," and stuff.

Oh, and this just went live...
  • Listening to: Stuff
  • Reading: Old Fantastic Four
  • Watching: Dexter
  • Eating: nothing, craving french fries
  • Drinking: hmm, slightly dehydrated
So, let's make it official. Starting tomorrow, 25 SEP 2013, my webcomic, on hiatus for most of a year, is coming back. Picking up where I left off and working my way out of the historical back-story and back to the future!

Last year, I was forced through some changes that, to many will seem trivial, but to me, were devastating to my creative process and my production routine. Until last August (2012), I had, for the previous 5 years, been on a schedule at work that left me with Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday off, every week. For you "living for the weekend" folks, that will seem terrible, but for me, it was perfect. I saw more movies in those 5 years (at the theater) than in the preceding 10. With no noisy and noisome crowds, at the first showing of the day. And, I was able to work, with little or no interruption, on whatever I wanted or needed to work on. It was even better, when at work, I could get some drawing done in the slow times, in the last few hours of my day. I worked til 1am, so there were usually 2 or 3 hours where work was slack, except for emergency stuff.

So, of course, it couldn't last. Changes to our department, eventually, meant changes to our work hours and I was forced to switch to a 5-day schedule. As it was, Mon-Fri worked better than the very limited alternatives. So far, the only up-side to this is that I have Saturday and Sunday off, and can take in a convention without burning my paid time off. It ruined my artwork routine, however. Interruptions were many. My work flow faltered and I found it harder and harder to get the creative juices flowing, before something else would pop up to break up the flow. And, I only had two days, where I used to have three. If I go to a movie on my days off, now, it's with crowds and noise and sticky shit on the floor I hope is sugary soft drink.

In the last few months, I've sort of hit on a work flow that lets me get things done in the time I have. I will be restarting Ad Astra, as a weekly strip, and will pick up the pace if I am able.

To those loyal readers who have been waiting for me to restart the thing, and/or explain, "what the hell, dude?" I apologize for not posting some kind of explanations, sooner. Avoidance is a perfectly valid coping strategy, look it up. It makes for a pretty workable lifestyle choice, as well, but it can be annoying for those on the outside. I won't interrupt the strip, again, without some explanation. On another note, I have plans to begin posting on HeroBlog, again, at some point and I have plans for HeroBlog Universe, which has lain dormant, Lo, these many months. And, I am slowly, but surely, working on an unrelated super-hero novel. I guess I needed to get out of my rut, but I just wish it would have been a smoother transition.

Again...Sorry for the unannounced hiatus.
  • Listening to: Wind Machine
  • Reading: Classic X-Men, just at the start of the Phoenix
  • Watching: myself mistype words
  • Eating: nothing, craving french fries
  • Drinking: hmm, slightly dehydrated