Sunday, May 12, 2019

MSP SPRINGCON 2019

Hi everyone....I'll be present next weekend at the MSP SPRINGCON
May 18-19, Saturday and Sunday. MN State Fairgrounds.
It's my local show and the only convention I attend.
If you would like to commission a drawing and pick it up at the show, please email your request to funrama@gmail.com
Drawings are on 9 X 12 inch paper. Color is $70 and Gray is $60. One character, no background elements.
Thanks!

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Sunday, March 31, 2019

STRONGHOLD #2


Stronghold #2 is in stores now! I hope you're enjoying our new series. See a preview Here and purchase the series digitally or look for Stronghold at your well-stocked comic book store.

Writer: Phil Hester
Artist: Ryan Kelly
Colorist: Dee Cunniffe
Letterer: Simon Bowland
Cover: Ryan Kelly
$3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 03.20.19

As Michael Grey investigates the global conspiracy dedicated to concealing from him his mysterious past, he learns the enemies he created in that forgotten life are decidedly not of this earth. Tragic romance and cosmic horror collide in this second issue of Hester and Kelly’s epic saga.

Phil Hester (The Coffin, Deathstroke, The Darkness, SHIPWRECK) and Ryan Kelly (Lucifer, Saucer Country) weave a tale of cosmic horror, high adventure and tragic romance unlike anything else in comics.



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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Commissions and New Prices

Creature From The Black Lagoon
Let's all admit it...I charge too little for my work. I know it, you know it, we all know it.

I have to raise my prices (after like 3 or 4 years??) because I put a lot of effort, time and care into my work. I think that shows. Also, and more importantly: material costs. People like to get color work, and that's fine, but I use high quality color inks and watercolors and they run out and I have to keep replenishing my supply. I would also like to start buying heavier water media paper if I can make some more money. I think my art buyers want me to do good work and hopefully they will meet me there with a little more compensation.

I'm raising the base price for commissions by an almost-harmless $10. That's it. It will help. Additionally, cost for extra characters and special background requests are raised $10 for large paper only.  Lastly, International shipping is raised by $1. I'm sorry about that, International shipping is expensive.

Any commission requests made January 30th and beyond reflect the new prices. If you're on my commission list already, you can have the old prices but shipping is still raised.

Thank you for your support and I hope you're happy with your art commissions.

Prices:
9X12 inch paper, gray: $80
9X12 inch paper, color: $90 
shipping extra: $8 USA; $14 Canada;  $19 International
 
11X17 inch paper, gray: $130
11X17 inch paper, color: $150
shipping extra: $9 USA; $16 Canada;  $23 International

Price is for one character. Extra character is $20 extra small paper / $50 extra for large paper.
Special background art requests are $20 extra small paper/ $50 extra for large paper.
 
I also have 11X14 and 12X18 inch paper if you prefer.

Gotham girls
Big Barda and Mister Miracle

Rocketeer
Black Canary
Scarlet Witch
Spider-Gwen
Spider-Man and Green Goblin

Thursday, December 20, 2018

COMMISSIONS Final post of 2018!

Princess Mononoke
Rules:
If you want to commission a drawing, email me at funrama@gmail.com. The wait is long, the list is long. I take as long as I need. I don't charge upfront. I will ask you to pay when I begin the drawing.

Advice: 
I think people see my low prices and elect to pile a lot of characters in their request. I advise against that. Piling tons of characters in a drawing doesn't insure it will be a better piece and it means It will take forever to get it done. One character is way easier. Small paper is way easier. No color is way easier. I'm happy to do color, large paper and 2 characters but please think about your request carefully first. Large, color, and multiple characters is more work and more time. Just so you know.

Time:
I suppose people get a little alarmed when they request a commission and get an email from me 10 months later requesting payment. If you commission, then you're in for the long haul, and agree to my rules. It's a wait. I'm sorry the wait is long, but that's the way it is. I do my best for everyone.

Thank You:
Thank you!

Prices:
9X12 inch paper, gray: $70
9X12 inch paper, color: $80 
shipping extra: $8 USA; $14 Canada;  $18 International
11X17 inch paper, gray: $120 
11X17 inch paper, color: $140
shipping extra: $9 USA; $16 Canada;  $23 International

Price is for one character. Extra character is $20 extra small paper / $40 extra for large paper.
Special background art requests are $20 extra small paper/ $40 extra for large paper.
I also have 11X14 and 12X18 inch paper if you prefer.

Bravestar
Night Nurse
Rogue and Gambit
Hannah Dundee
Wizard Of Oz

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Edgar Allan Poe's Snifter Of Terror #2

I'm really happy to be contributing to new publisher AHOY Comics'
new line of books. Here is a story I drew for Edgar Allan Poe's Snifter of Terror #2
 Preview and purchase:  here

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

SURVIVORS CLUB Optioned by CW

Good News....SURVIVORS CLUB, my Vertigo Comics series with Lauren Beukes and Dale Halvorsen, has been optioned by the CW Network and is being developed for TV
with Jared Frieder writing the pilot.
What does this mean? It means you need to go buy the book now!

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

STRONGHOLD with Phil Hester and Aftershock Comics coming in 2019


I'm proud to announce STRONGHOLD, my new series with writer Phil Hester at AfterShock Comics Dee Cunniffe is coloring. Stronghold #1 is set to go on sale on February 20, 2019. I think you're going to love it. Be sure to preorder from your shop if you want this book.

Here is some info on the book as well as a preview of the interior pages by me and variant cover.

“Stronghold” is about a college student and delivery driver named Claire who has fallen in love with a sad sack insurance adjuster on her delivery route named Michael Grey. Claire also happens to belong to a centuries-old secret society called The Stronghold who believes this insurance adjuster is actually an immortal, amnesiac elder god whose awakening would ignite a cosmos-wide Armageddon.

 Like all young people, Claire feels restless in her strict faith, but when she tests it by revealing herself to Grey, the results threaten to destroy not only her order, but the world. On the run from The Stronghold, alien enemies, and Grey’s own broken, haunting memories, they both realize that for their love to be born, Earth must die.

A story that begins as a lively, adventurous romance spins into a deeper, darker science fiction tale of existential terror and ultimate sacrifice. It’s very much in the flavor of past work of mine like “The Coffin” and “Deep Sleeper” (both with Mike Huddleston). If that’s not enough to hook you, come for Ryan Kelly’s amazing artwork, which alone is worth the cover price. He’s really leveled up on this one. As an artist myself, I’m in awe.




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Thursday, November 01, 2018

The Wicked And The Divine 1373 Special preview

Here is some of my artwork from The Wicked and The Divine 1373 Special. 
I'm so glad I got to work on this, and I'm really happy with the art.
 Colors by Matt Wilson and letters by Clayton Cowles.
purchase at Image Comics

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Recent Commissions Round-up

Freddie Krueger
Hi everyone, and thanks for commissioning me. I REALLY APPRECIATE IT.

Rules on commissions:
I take as long as I want. I don't charge upfront.

Backgrounds: 
I wanted to take a moment here to discuss drawing background elements in these drawings, since the issue comes up occasionally. These are my compositions so I decide what to put in the picture. It could be a tree, a wall, some clouds...I draw what I want and what works easiest for me. If you request specific scenery; a precise building or a detailed story element, etc, then I charge an extra $20 on the base price. Full stop. For instance, If you request "Thor" I'm going to draw him on a mountain top or something, if you request "Thor in Asgard", I'm going to charge the extra $20.

Prices:
I need to raise the price for international shipping a little bit. It costs so much. Sorry.

Thank you and thanks for being great customers!

Prices:
9X12 inch paper, gray: $70
9X12 inch paper, color: $80 
shipping extra: $8 USA; $14 Canada;  $18 International

11X17 inch paper, gray: $120 
11X17 inch paper, color: $140
shipping extra: $9 USA; $16 Canada;  $23 International

Price is for one character. Extra character is $20 extra small paper / $40 extra for large paper.
Special background art requests are $20 extra small paper/ $40 extra for large paper.
I also have 11X14 and 12X18 inch paper if you prefer.

Death Dream
Lady Snowblood
Superboy Wondergirl

Venom

Zatanna

Preacher

Psylocke

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Monday, August 13, 2018

The Wicked And The Divine 1373 Special


Hey look, I'm drawing the next The Wicked And The Divine Special issue 
It's great to be working with Kieron again. No doubt horrible things will be happening and I will be drawing them.  More art to show later. Info:

The Wicked And The Divine 1373 (One-Shot)

SEPTEMBER 26 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
"THE TRANSUBSTANTIATION OF LUCIFER"
The final THE WICKED + THE DIVINE historical special plunges into the shadow of life after the Black Death. KIERON GILLEN gets back together with THREE collaborator RYAN KELLY to tell the story of penitent nun Lucifer hearing the confession of penitent murderer Ananke. Yes, everyone will be sorry.

In Shops: Sep 26, 2018

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Saturday, June 09, 2018

Current Commissions

Wolverine
Hi. Here are some recent commissioned drawings. Color and Gray. Small and Large paper. Thank you to everyone who has commissioned drawings from me. I appreciate it.

Rules on Commissions:
I have so many rules and I'm not going to repeat them all, but the most important rule is this: I start and finish the commission when I can. The only person's notion about when the commission should be finished that matters is me. I don't charge up front.
You can help move your commission along by not asking for Spider-man and whoever his girlfriend is. I tend to get so many requests for Spider-man, that they just pile up and I just have to ignore them. The thought of getting to them some day is buried deep in the recesses of my mind to excavate later.

Prices:
9X12 inch paper, gray: $70
9X12 inch paper, color: $80 
shipping extra: $8 USA; $14 Canada;  $17 International
11X17 inch paper, gray: $120 
11X17 inch paper, color: $140
shipping extra: $9 USA; $16 Canada;  $22 International


Price is for one character. Extra character is $20 extra small paper / $40 extra for large paper.
Special background art requests are $20 extra small paper/ $40 extra for large paper.
I also have 11X14 and 12X18 inch paper if you prefer.
Green Lanterns

Daredevil Elektra

Spider Woman

Madame Hydra

Musubi

Superman Lois Lane

Batgirl Robin

Psylocke

Hitgirl


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