It's taken a little longer than I'd originally planned to showcase the first bit of Dead Duck merchandise that I've got ready, and I'd planned to have something to share by this time. The model I'm using to display the first item has had scheduling conflicts, so we won't be able to meet until next Monday, meaning it may be another week until I can show you guys the product in all it's glory. However, I can tell you this much...
The first product is a Zombie Chick t-shirt.
No, not the biggest news since "Darth Vader is Luke's father", but at least you guys have an idea of what's coming out. So hopefully in a week, possibly two, I'll have my product ready to show and sell in the manner I originally intended.
On another note, my fiancee and I are heading down to Chicago this Saturday to attend the Wizard World comic convention, which I understand is the second biggest con in the nation (after the ever-so-holy San Diego Con). I've done some research, and there seems to be a lot of great industry people and companies that will be in attendance. So for the five hour block that I'll be at the con, I plan on showing my various portfolios to anyone who cares to see them and who may hold sway over a positive career boost for me.
I have three different portfolios that I'll be showing; my Dead Duck portfolio which showcases all three of his adventures, pin ups and ads that I've used him and Zombie Chick in. I'm also bringing my caricaturing portfolio which features several celebs that you guys have seen on my page. And lastly, I'm putting together a pop culture portfolio which will consist almost entirely of artwork that you guys got to see here on DA before anyone else anywhere else. We're talking superhero stuff, sci fi stuff, cartoon characters and my ever-popular and ever-controversial piece, "The Last happy Meal." So hopefully my work will warrant the attention of someone in a position of authority, and finally allow me to post here as a full blown cartooning professional. I dunno. Maybe I'm a pro now, minor league at best. But I'm ready for the big time! Put me in, coach! I'll win the big game for ya! Actually, I hate sports, so that's probably a dumb analogy. But it sounded good when I typed it.
Anyway kids, that's the news. I'll talk to you all again soon with news from the con and finally, the first of my new line of Dead Duck merch.
Oh, and for those still interested, I'm re-posting the FAQ's for my commission services below. I could use the work, and you guys know I can produce. Hire me if you dare. You won't be sorry.
BLACK AND WHITE SINGLE CHARACTER DRAWING: $40 ($10 per additional character)
FULL COLOR SINGLE CHARACTER DRAWING: $50 ($10 per additional character)--this will include the original black and white drawing and a high quality color print out.
I'm up for drawing my characters, your characters, caricatures of you, your family/friends/celebrities, greeting cards or I'm up for most other suggestions.
NOTE: There will be an additonal fee for shipping and handling, which will vary in cost and depend upon where I have to send the completed art to.
NOTE PART II: I do not currently have a Paypal account, so check or money order is the accepted coin of the realm. It should also be noted that all payments will be due in advance. No offense to my pals out here at DA. I just can't afford to take risks.
For anyone who is interested, either send me an e-mail at : email@example.com