Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Commissions For San Diego!

Well, I know that it has been a long time since I updated this blog...and what do I really have to blather about? Well, an Eisner nomination for Magic Trixie, which is awesome. I won't be modest---I hope I win! Not for me as a person, but for Magic Trixie as a book. My brain is full of stories for the whole cast and crew. Mostly about Grampy and Gramberry, which is kind of interesting. You should be in my brain in the morning while I'm in the shower. That's where I seem to roll the films about their past and the dirigibles and the war and the dragons and all of their adventures...I've got some cool sketches and li'l paintings and stuff and I'm going to try and put together an ashcan for the Big Comic Book...I mean multimedia extravaganza that used to be about comic books...called The San Diego Comic Con International.
And speaking about the Comic Con international. I will, once again be sitting with Brian Wood and Cliff Chiang in last years bustling spot on the aisle. Magic Trixie #3 will be out and I will have xeroxed copies of the upcoming Beasts of Burden book (written by the talented Evan Dorkin) that I'm illustrating for Dark Horse.

So- let's get down to it. I know it is still a few months away, BUT! THE COLOR COMMISSION LIST is now OPEN for requests!
If you would like to be the proud purchaser of a Jill Thompson Color Commission here are the exciting rules.
All Color commissions will be in Watercolor on fine art paper or watercolor board.
And- I will only be able to do a limited number of each because of me regular deadlines and show prep. I'll post here when the 'line' is capped.

11 x 17 illustration- one character with a detailed background start at 1000.00. Additional characters can be added for an additional 250.00.
8 x 10 -one character with a detailed background starts at 500.00 with additional characters added at 250.00 each.

watercolor illustration of a character, no background at all 350.00
Black and white watercolor painting of a character, also with no background 250.00

I will only be able to draw black and white pen and ink sketches for folks at the show itself as I have learned that it is too crazy and busy to try to paint, sign things and man a table at the same time. And, I have an unfortunate knack for washing out my paintbrush in my iced coffee...while it makes your painting sepia toned and olde tyme looking- it makes my coffe taste not so nice...

All of these commissions will be available at the time of San Diego ( none before hand-sorry) at my table.
Cash is great...PayPal is also an option. But- let's arrange payment once you are on the list. Leave a comment with your request and e-mail and I will get back to you. Or- find me on Facebook and send me a message with a friend request that mentions San Diego Commissions and I will friend you!

As far as I know, Cliff and Brian and I will be at the same table we were at last year. But I don't want to post a number in case we get assigned a new one. I'll post things here and on Facebook as I get info.


Evan said...

Congrats on the nomination, Jill!

Say hey to Cliff for us at SDCC. We never go anymore, although this year I wish I was attending so I could talk up our series. You'll have to represent, as the kids used to say.

Jill Thompson said...

This might be my last year for San Diego. The expense is mighty. But, I will be representing heavily.
Oh, if you want to go, you can stay with me. I think I am going solo this year.

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John H. said...


I e-mailed my request. Similar to

last year's San Diego.


John H.

tot said...

Hi Jill!, I want to tell you how much i love your designs of vampires, and other monsters, vampires are my favorite monsters. :}
Tee hee hee..

Antonio Fabela said...

Hi Jill, I'm your biggest fan in Mexico, seriously... :)
is there still time for a commission?
Best Regards
-Antonio Fabela

Jill Thompson said...

Antonio, there is still some time for a commission. What is your pleasure?

Antonio Fabela said...

Jill, I want a Delirium from the endless, color, without background, please let me know the prices of both sizes (11 x 17 and 8 x 10) and the payment method, you can write me at antoniofabela at gmail.
btw: I'm re-reading Brief Lives... one of my favorites

Elaine said...

Hi Jill,

Would you be able to do an 8x10 watercolor of Black Orchid on watercolor board at SDCC? How much will it be if you painted orchids into the background?



Jill Thompson said...

Elaine, did you get my email about the Black Orchid?