Comic Pages

last updated  2018-04-17

Sequential narrative pages of 1-6 panels each.

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For any questions, comments, or concerns you may have, please contact me.

Inks

$65

Black and white inked pages.

This is the base price for all comic pages

Many Panels

+$30

Pages with more than six (6) panels take significantly more time and effort to design, draw, and color. Only +$15 for inks and spot tone.

+ Extra Detail

+ TBD

For highly detailed scripts where the increase in detail will take significantly more time. Figured on a case by case basis as I review your script

Grayscale Pages

+ $30

Black and White drawings with spot flat tone, screen tone, textures, etc.  You can specify what and where you would like it or leave it to me.

Character-Only Color

+ $30

Line drawings with colored characters and important foreground objects.  BG is B&W, monochrome, or a single ‘paper’ and line color.

Flat-Color Pages

+ $30

Flat color, no shading.  This style can be used in simpler drawings or to keep integrity of linework. I’ll make all the colors purty and work together. 

Full-Color Pages

+ $60

These are colored in a flat style.  Basic cell shading with a little bit of blending the shadows to decrease some sharp edges.

Questions about your project:

  • NSFW? – Sorry, that’s an automatic no-go.  I don’t do it.
  • Script ready?
  • Do you have a deadline?
  • Do you have references for colors/places/characters/objects/etc.?
  • What genre(s) does your story fall into?
  • What mood/feel/tone are you going for?
  • Who is your audience? (boys/girls/teens/etc.)
  • Things I do you really like that you want to see incorporated?
  • Size?
  • RGB? CMYK?

What I will need from you:

  • Script
  • Reference images
  • Mood/color/style examples
  • Name, Address, Phone #, Email (for contract purposes)

Process

Rough Thumbnails

  • not very pretty
  • purpose is getting a rough idea of the layout and composition and pacing of the story
  • shows the big idea, no medium or minor details
  • you can opt out of seeing these if you want

Layouts & Pencils

  • rough sketch quality with final borders
  • purpose is getting the whole page fleshed out and ready for inking
  • should include most medium details, expressions, and some minor details

Inks

  • final lines – I’ll send early stages for critique, then finish darks and variation in lineweight
  • this phase is harder to edit

Tone or Color

  • color comps if deemed necessary
  • rough color and lighting
  • purpose is to apply tone or color to the final pages
  • if a project has multiple pages, there will be one rough color page per project or series – if a project significantly changes in location/lighting, we can do another rough for the change

Final Adjustments

  • phase in which I check everything to make it’s perfect
    • eyelights are in, edges look good, anything else I might have missed
    • adjustments for print if the colors are dark (this does not mean they’ll necessarily perfect for printing)

Final Images To You

  • you pay me anything else you might owe me from the initially agreed sum and any edits I have done
  • I send you the images (.tiff in RGB, .png in RGB, and .tiff in CMYK if asked for)

Notices:

  • Remember: I’m always open to questions.
  • There will be a $5-25 charge for each revision made after the allowed number or after a page has been deemed completed.  Revisions to be made after a contract has been fulfilled may require a new contract.
  • The final image files will be in .tiff format unless otherwise requested.
  • Royalties will be discussed and determined during the contract signing process based upon your plans for the comic.
  • Upon full payment, the final pages are yours to  is yours to print/place/use as you wish. 
  • I retain rights to use the final work in my portfolio wherever that may exist.  I retain rights to all process work (sketches and development), unless we specifically negotiate that in our contract. I also retain rights to share process and final works with my family and peer feedback group.
  • If it’s not in your script, it won’t be included!  So please reread your scripts and make sure they include everything you want from me.  Changes mid-process count as revisions.

FAQs

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How do I pay you?

Paypal or Venmo preferred. 

When do I pay you?

I prefer all up front, half front/half end, or page by page payment. We can determine that in the contract process

I really want [insert genre/artist style here].  Can you do that?

No.  If you want that style, go find someone who does it.  I don’t have time to learn totally new styles just for your comic.

Do you do collaborations?

If you’re asking if I’ll work with you for free or for a split of unsecured profits?  No.  I’m sorry.  I’ve got bills to pay and my own projects waiting for me.

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