Most of the artists on the site are happy to accept commission requests. Availability can change from time to time depending on the rest of the artist's workload. In most cases, commission pricing is posted on each artist’s page in the ART SALES section. Feel free to contact us for more details, or to obtain pricing and availability on a specific request.
How long will my commission take to complete?
- As a general rule, commissions take roughly 12 to 16 weeks for delivery. However, this can vary widely depending on the artist, and their current workload. Publication deadlines must always take first priority.
Are the artists willing to do more mature subject matter (nudity, etc)?
- Most artists we represent are fine with commission requests involving tasteful nudity. This is a personal decision for each artist as to the type of material that they are comfortable drawing. Some artists are more than happy accepting commission requests involving material that is more graphic in nature, others are not. If you have a particular artist or request in mind, feel free to contact us and we can let you know if the artist in question would be willing to accept your request, or which artists on the site might be best suited to your commission idea.
I see that all commission prices are for 11" x 17" commission requests. Are the artists willing to accept 9" x 12" commissions? If so, how much are they?
- Most artists are happy to accept 9" x 12" commission requests. As a general rule, 9" x 12" commission requests are 70% of the stated prices for 11" x 17" commissions.
I have created my own original characters, and I would like to commission artwork featuring these original characters. Is this possible?
- Most artists are happy to draw your original characters for you. These commissions are 20% more expensive than standard commissions to account for the artist's unfamiliarity with the characters. More often than not, this type of request involves more work on the part of the artist.
I have my own creator-owned comic book, and I am looking for an artist for this project. Do you have artists that are willing/able to do sequential artwork aimed for publication?
- Yes, we do have artists that are interested in working on new projects for general publication. Commission pricing is a bit different for sequential panel pages (please inquire), and we would be happy to discuss your project with you in hopes of pairing you with the right artist to fit your needs. Often artists are signed to exclusive contracts with major publishers, so in this case they may not be able to accept work for publication, but may still occasionally be available for panel page commissions with the caveat that they are for private use only and may not, under any circumstances, be published. It also bears mentioning that in a “work-for-hire” arrangement (when artwork is created for publication) the customer is entitled to use the artwork for the sole purpose of publication, and the actual artwork itself remains in the possession of the artist. Separate arrangements can be made if you would like to purchase the original artwork as well.
May I post my commissioned artwork on my personal website, in a public art gallery (such as comicartfans.com), or elsewhere online?
- While you will own the original commissioned artwork, the artist retains the rights to the images themselves. That being said, you should feel free to post the artwork online provided that it is not overly graphic in nature. While some artists might be willing to accept requests of a more graphic nature, this type of material should NOT be posted publicly, and is for private use only. As a rule of thumb, anything that is not R-rated is fine to share. If you are uncertain about a particular piece, feel free to ask us about it. Otherwise, when in doubt, it would probably be better to err on the side of caution. Of course, if the art is posted here in the artist's own gallery, then you should feel free to post it in your gallery as well. Also feel free to link back to our site so everyone will know where they can go to obtain similar work! Any free advertising is always appreciated.
Do you accept time payments?
- Time payments can be arranged on larger purchases. As a general rule, a 20% non-refundable deposit is required on all time payments. This deposit will be credited towards the purchase price of the art when payment is made in the agreed upon timeframe. The exact terms of the time payment (duration of time allowed, etc) can vary based on the size of the purchase and the amount of time requested, and these terms can be discussed on a case-by-case basis.
How much is shipping?
- Domestic shipping is $12 for 11" x 17" artwork, and $9 for 9" x 12" artwork. Insurance is required, and is an additional $1.50 for the first $100, $1 for each additional hundred or part thereof. So, for example, if your purchase is $225, insurance would be an additional $3.50.
- International shipping is $25 for regular air mail or $40 for Global Express Mail. Insurance is not available on regular air mail, but is available with GEM. GEM is strongly recommended on all purchases over $300. GEM is trackable and requires a signature. There is no tracking on regular air mail, and we cannot be held responsible for any packages that are lost in transit when sent via regular air mail.
Do you combine shipping on multiple purchases?
- YES! We are more than happy to combine shipping on multiple website and/or eBay purchases. Each additional item is $1 extra for shipping (both domestic and international).
Can you hold my package to ship with future purchases so I can continue to save on shipping costs?
- Yes, this is fine as well. We can hold packages indefinitely. We just ask that you pay the initial shipping cost with your first purchase. From that point on you can simply add $1 for each additional item purchased (plus insurance).
What is your return policy?
- Returns are accepted if the artwork is damaged in transit or misrepresented in any way. Otherwise, if you purchase the artwork and then simply change your mind, all returns are subject to a 20% restocking fee.
How often do you list eBay auctions, and how can I find them?
- We try to list new eBay auctions each and every week. Our eBay seller ID is "comiconart!!". All auctions can be found via the link at the top of the page!
I would like to bid on future auctions and combine shipping costs. How much time do I have to pay for my auctions?
- We are happy to hold packages indefinitely so that you can save as much as possible on shipping costs. We just ask that you make payment on all auctions within 10 days of auction end. If you would like to combine shipping, simply include a note with your payment indicating, "Please hold to ship with future purchase". You can also e-mail us directly with this request. Just include the full shipping/insurance cost with your first purchase, and we can send you adjusted invoices for all future purchases. This way, we can pay the artists in a timely fashion as well.
I am an artist seeking professional representation. How do I join the ComiConArt stable of artists?
- We are always looking for new talent to add to the site. Please feel free to contact us if you are seeking representation, and we would be happy to take a look at your portfolio and discuss the possibilities.