Christopher Jones at New York Comic Con 2018

This is my SEVENTH year at New York Comic Con and I couldn’t be more excited. This year Artist Alley will be in Hall 1B on the 1st Floor of the Javits Center and I will be at Booth B11 all 4 days!

I can be found at my booth the following hours:

Thursday  10:00am – 2:00pm, 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Friday         10:00am – 2:00pm, 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday    10:00am – 2:00pm, 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Sunday       10:00am – 5:00pm

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FREE Convention Exclusive Mini-Print!

I have a new FREE convention exclusive mini-print for Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and Facebook followers! It’s Squirrel Girl. With the Infinity Gauntlet. Because reasons. And it can be yours free.

Just show me that you follow me on Twitter, Instagram, or Tumblr, or like my Facebook page to claim one! And I’ll still have a limited supply of the ever popular Squirrel Girl with the Infinity GauntletMillennial Falcon, and Wonder Woman in the Invisible Jet mini-prints, and Batman buttons free for followers if you would rather pick up one of those. Remember, these are convention-exclusive freebies. The only way to get one of these items to find me at a convention!

Prints

These are just a few samples of the prints I’ll have available. You can preview ALL my prints in my Etsy store. New York Comic Con pricing is indicated below in red.

11 x 17 – $20 each or 3 for $50

8.5×11 “Letter Size” Prints – $10 each

8.5×11 “Letter Size” Prints – $5 each

  Wonder Woman 77

Commission Sketches

I will be doing commission sketches during New York Comic Con, but I expect my sketch list to fill up FAST, so if you’re hoping to get a sketch from me, try to stop by my Artist Alley table as early as possible.

Here are my sketch rates. Samples of different varieties of sketches are below!

  • Single Character – Full Figure: $100
  • Two Characters – Full Figure: $180
  • Head Sketch or Head-and-Shoulder: $60
  • Three or more characters, or 11×17 sketches: ($200+ – Will negotiate price based on request)

I expect demand to exceed my available time, so I will commit to commissions on a first-come, first-served basis. Place your order early so you don’t miss out!

Check out my post about pre-ordering sketches for LOTS more samples:
http://blog.christopherjonesart.com/now-taking-commission-sketch-pre-orders/

Headshot or Head-and-Shoulder Sketches ($60)

Headshot - Darkseid Headshot - Deadpool as Spiderman Headshot - Two-Face Headshot - Penguin  Headshot - Kid Flash Headshot - Christopher Reeve

Single-Character Sketches ($100)

1 Character - Spider-man 1 Character - Batgirl Classic 1 Character - Black Beetle 1 Character - Wonder Woman 1 Character - Dr Fate        1 Character - Artemis 1 Character - Wildfire  1 Character - Batman

Two-Character Sketches ($180)

2 Character - Superboy & Miss Martian  2 Character - Superboy & Wolf2 Character - LadyBug & CatNoir

3-Character or Negotiated Flat-Rate Sketches ($200+)

3 Character - Batman Robin Alfred 3 Character - Flash & Kid Flash vs Grodd Sketch Cover - Doom Patrol 

More Sketch Covers
(More samples of sketch covers I’ve done at various rates.)

Sketch Cover - Pertwee Wrap Around    Sketch Cover - Wrap Darkseid    
    

Mister J!!

Joining me once again at the con will be booth babe cosplay personality Mr. J! He’s generally happy to take photos with anybody and may even have something special for kids – what a clown!

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Lastly…

  • Autographs are always free and I’ll sign anything you bring me. (Check out my guide to asking for signatures and drawings at conventions!)
  • I do not charge for photos and I am happy to take a photo with anyone who asks!
  • I’m happy to do interviews, podcasts, snippets, goofy stuff, and whatever any day but Sunday, but the earlier you can drop by, the better!

I think that about wraps up it up. If you’re going to be at New York Comic Con 2018, make sure you stop by Artist Alley booth B11! See you there!

Now Taking NYCC Commission Sketch Pre-Orders!

I am currently taking pre-orders for commission sketches for New York Comic Con (Oct 4-7). I will in NYCC Artist Alley Booth B11 and will be taking a limited number of sketch commissions at-con, but my sketch list fills up FAST! Even if you’re hoping to see me there ordering your sketch in advance is the best way to make sure you can get the original art you want. Plus, for ordering and paying in advance, I’m offering a FREE PRINT with any order of $100 or more. My full selection of prints can be seen in my Etsy store. Let me know which print you’d like to get for free with your commission when ordering.

I am taking orders for commissions to be shipped by mail as well, but orders tied to a convention appearance will take priority due to the definite time constraints.

All of my convention sketches are black ink on 9×12″ bristol. I will also draw on comic book sketch covers and in sketchbooks by request, but obviously I won’t be able to do the drawing in advance of a convention if I can’t get the sketchbook or sketch cover comic until the con.

 

Sketch Rates

Hereare my sketch rates. Samples of different varieties of sketches are below!

  • Single Character – Full Figure: $100
  • Two Characters – Full Figure: $180
  • Head Sketch or Head-and-Shoulder: $60
  • Three or more characters, or 11×17 sketches: ($200+ – Will negotiate price based on request)

I expect demand to exceed my available time, so I will commit to commissions on a first-come, first-served basis. Place your order early so you don’t miss out!

 

Headshot or Head-and-Shoulder Sketches ($60)

Headshot - Darkseid Headshot - Deadpool as Spiderman Headshot - Two-Face Headshot - Penguin Headshot - Joker Headshot - Kid Flash Headshot - Christopher Reeve

 

Single-Character Sketches ($100)

1 Character - Spider-man 1 Character - Batgirl Classic 1 Character - Black Beetle 1 Character - Wonder Woman 1 Character - Dr Fate 1 Character - Taskmaster 1 Character - Captain Marvel 1 Character - Robin 1 Character - Batgirl 1 Character - Zoom 1 Character - Golden Age Sandman 1 Character - Disco Wing 1 Character - Artemis 1 Character - Wildfire 1 Character - Superboy 1 Character - Batman

 

Two-Character Sketches ($180)

(Note that an elaborate object like the TARDIS counts as a second character)

2 Character - Superboy & Miss Martian 2 Character - Third Doctor & Tardis 2 Character - Superboy & Wolf2 Character - LadyBug & CatNoir

 

Three-Character or
Negotiated Flat-Rate Sketches ($200+)

3 Character - Batman Robin Alfred 3 Character - Flash & Kid Flash vs Grodd Sketch Cover - Doom Patrol 

 

More Sketch Covers

(More samples of sketch covers I’ve done at various rates.)

Sketch Cover - Pertwee Wrap Around Sketch Cover - Troughton w Background Sketch Cover - Troughton Headshot Sketch Cover - Capaldi Wrap Sketch Cover - Wrap Darkseid Sketch Cover - Skeletor    


    

 

How to Order

If you want to place a commission order, send me an email at chris@christopherjonesart.com. I will need the following information:

Your Name:

Contact Email:

Means of Delivery: (Pick up at New York Comic Con, or Send by Mail)

At-Con contact (Cell # for text messages, if applicable):

Shipping Address (If applicable):

Choose one option per commission ordered:

A) Head & Shoulders $60
B) Single Figure $100
C) Two Figures $180
D) Three or More Figures (Cost will be negotiated based on description)

Sketch Type:

A) 9″x12″ Bristol (Standard)
B) Doctor Who Sketch Cover (+$5)
C) Other

What would you like me to draw?
Please specify character(s) and VERSION of character(s) (version of costume, in style of specific series, etc.).

Additional Comments/Questions:

For orders of $100 or more, specify which of my prints you would like as a free bonus!
You can see the range of selections in my Etsy store.

Upon receipt of your email I will write you back to confirm the details of the order and ask any necessary follow up questions. I’ll instruct you on how to make payment via PayPal (including a postage & handling charge if the artwork is to be shipped). Once I have the payment I will complete your sketch it will be available for pick-up at NYCC or shipped as per our arrangements.

Coming to Pikeville Comic Con

On Saturday August 25 I’ll be at Pikeville Comic Con in Pikeville, KY. As usual I’ll have 11″x17″ and 8.5″x11″ prints for sale and am happy to chat with fans and autographs and photos are free (as always)!

Commission Sketches

But what about commission sketches? Yes, I’ll be doing those, too. But it’s a 1-day convention and time will be short. I’ll only have time for a few sketches in between talking to fans at my table throughout the convention day. If you want a sketch from me at Pikeville Comic Con, I recommend emailing me NOW and placing an order in advance. Then I can walk into the convention with the artwork already done and ready for pick-up.

My rates continue to be $60 for a head-and-shoulders character sketch, $100 for a full-figure view of a character. I can add additional characters to the same sketch for $80 per character. My sketches are ink drawings are black and white line art on 9″x12″ Bristol. I’ll do commission sketches for the same rates in sketchbooks or on sketch covers for the same rates if you provide the book.

Contact me at chris@ChristopherJonesArt.com and let me know what you’d like by way of a commission sketch. I’ll email you back with a confirmation or any follow-up questions. You can pay me when you pick the art up at the convention.

Wanting some original art from me but won’t be in Pikeville, Kentucky this Saturday? I’m also taking pre-orders for New York Comic Con in October, and can also send commission sketches by mail (but I’ll have to charge an additional shipping fee for that option).

 11×17 Prints

I’ll have my usual mix of Doctor Who and superhero prints available at the Pikeville convention. My 11″x17″ prints are $20 each or 3 for $50.

 

If you’re a Young Justice fans like me and are chomping at the bit for the premiere of the long awaited 3rd Season, I have a bonanza of prints to tide you over!

  
  

Those are only a few of my 11″x17″ prints – stop my Artist Alley table to see them all!

8.5 x 11 Prints

I’ll also have my selection of 8.5″x11″ prints at $10 (color) and$5 (black & white)

Raven Teen Titans Print Bluepulse Black and White Print with Impulse and Blue Beetle
 
Wonder Woman 77  

As usual, all my prints are available from my Etsy store, but they’re cheaper to get from me in person at my discounted convention prices.

See you in Pikeville!

London Film & Comic Con + UK Holiday wrap-up post

My trip to the United Kingdom for London Film and Comic Con was (not surprisingly) one of the most amazing convention trips I’ve ever had. Some of the content of this post already appeared in bits and pieces in my Facebook and Twitter feed, but I wanted to add a few things and gather it all in one place.

Thanks again to Tony Lee and London Film & Comic Con for bringing me to London, and for allowing me to push my return back by a week allowing my friend and convention-helper Tim Fox and I time to enjoy London and other parts of the UK after the LFCC weekend.

Christopher Jones and traveling companion Tim Fox who doesn’t like flying…

London Film and Comic Con

The convention itself was a great experience, greatly thanks to Tony Lee and his LFCC Comic Zone Team.

The LFCC Comic Zone Team: Antony McGarry-Thickitt, Amy-Jayne McGarry-Thickitt, Tony Lee, Michael Mastakin, and Dan Hart.

I got to meet lots of British fans and connect with other creators from the worlds of comics and Doctor Who, including (but by no means limited to) Rachel Stott, Dan Slott, Sara Pichelli, Mike Collins, Jeff Cummins, Steve Niles, Jorge Jiminez, James Peaty, Chris Thompson, Alisa Stern and Scott Ampleford of Puppet Who, and Stephen Saleh.

Normally at conventions I’m busy working my table and I never get to see any of the “celebrity” guests, but thanks to Tony I was able to find time to get photos with Doctors Tom Baker, David Bradley, Paul McGann, Colin Baker, Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith, and Peter Capaldi!

Paul McGann, Christopher Jones, Colin Baker, and David Bradley

Christopher Jones and Christopher Eccleston

Christopher Jones and a very tan David Tennant

Matt Smith and Christopher Jones

Peter Capaldi and Christopher Jones

I did a few sketches over the weekend, this one was probably my personal favorite.

Sylvester McCoy as the Doctor on a sketch cover variant of the Doctor Who: The Seventh Doctor comic.

This gets an honorable mention because it amused me so much. When you are at a London comic book convention with EIGHT Doctor Who’s in attendance and you’ve just drawn a 7th Doctor mini-series and a fan asks for a sketch of “Ace,” you could be forgiven for not immediately realizing they wanted a sketch of Ace the Bat Hound!

 

Four Days in London

The London House Hotel and it’s cool (creepy?) automatic door.

Tim and I had arrived in London on Thursday morning and had already visited the Tower of London so we didn’t have to wait until after LFCC was over to feel we’d seem something of the UK beyond the Olympia convention venue, our hotel, and the daily coach rides in between. (And by coach I mean bus, not a horse and carriage.)

The Monday after the convention, Tim and I checked out of the hotel where we’d been put up by the convention and moved to a little hotel in Kensington. The door to the London House Hotel opens automatically as you approach, and every time it did I thought of The Prisoner.

Once checked in we were now in the “touristy” part of the trip. We did a double-decker bus tour of London that ended with a fancy tea at Harrods. We visited the Camden Town shopping district. We met up with Dutch, a friend of Tim’s he’d known for years but only online and all had dinner together. We met up with Chris Thompson (Brand Manager for Titan Comics) who I’d seen briefly at LFCC and had a much more leisurely conversation, talking all things Doctor Who and comics. I did a quick signing at London’s legendary Forbidden Planet comic book store on the day the final issue of my Doctor Who: The Seventh Doctor “Operation Volcano” mini-series was released.

Thursday afternoon we met up with Tony Lee for better “quality time” then we’d snagged with him during the busy convention weekend. Together we visited The British Library, and half the fun was seeing Tony’s obvious joy in sharing one of his favorite places. The building itself is beautiful, but we saw bibles transcribed by monks, handwritten lyrics to Beatles songs, original manuscript pages from Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein (on display side-by-side with a copy of Bernie Wrightson‘s illustrated edition of the book, to my delight), and the Magna Carta. Amazing place.

We grabbed a quick bite to eat and I took the opportunity to give Tony the sketch I had done of him on the scooter he’d been using to whiz around LFCC all weekend. I’d left the hair “open for color” rather than filling it in black, but Tony thought it made him look white-haired and accused me of drawing his father. The sketch is presented here with the hair colored brown in deference to Tony.

Tony Lee on his LFCC scooter.

It was around this time that Tony learned that Frazer Hines (2nd Doctor companion Jamie from Doctor Who) was nearby, so he was invited to join us, and we all moved to another nearby pub for some good conversation and a low-light-level selfie.

Christopher Jones, Tony Lee, Frazer Hines, Tim Fox

Dinner with Dan Slott, and the Paul Cornell tour or Fairford

Thurdsay evening we met Dan Slott and Paul Cornell for a lovely Indian dinner, and afterwards Tim and I took the train with Paul to Swindon and then drove the rest of the way back to his home in Fairford, Gloucestershire which was a setting in our #DoctorWho The Third Doctor comic series “Heralds of Destruction.” We got in late enough that Paul’s wife Caroline Symcox and their son were asleep so we crept in quietly to get some sleep ourselves and be social the following day.

Friday began with some conversation at Paul and Caroline’s lovely home, which is the Vicarage for St. Mary’s Church. Caroline is the Vicar of the church, which was a featured location as UNIT’s temporary base-of-operations when they were in Fairford in our Doctor Who story! Caroline was good enough to give us a personalized tour of the church, which is a beautiful building with amazing history, especially it’s stained glass windows. I’d wanted to get a photo with both Paul and Caroline in front of the church, but Paul had already ducked away when I wasn’t looking to do some childcare while Caroline gave us the tour, and then Caroline got busy with some unexpected church business, leaving Tim and I to walk back to the Vicarage to meet up with Paul and await Caroline and the babysitter so Tim, Paul, Caroline and I could head off to Avebury!

St. Mary’s Church as seen in Doctor Who: The Third Doctor “Heralds of Destruction”

Chris standing in front of the real thing.

“Vicar: The Rev’d Caroline Symcox”

Avebury is an amazing place, home to a Neolithic henge monument containing three stone circles, around the village. One of the best known prehistoric sites in Britain, it contains the largest megalithic stone circle in the world.

Christopher Jones, Paul Cornell, & Caroline Symcox at the Avebury Stone Circle.

After Avebury it was back to Fairford. Paul and I did some plotting and planning that will hopefully lead to another collaboration in the coming months (we’ll see), and then we all had a quick dinner at the pub before Paul gave Tim and I a ride back to the Swindon train station.

Cardiff (AKA Doctor Who Mecca)

Tim and I took the train from Swindon to Cardiff, which has been the base of production for Doctor Who since 2005. We didn’t get to our hotel until around 11pm, so we didn’t do much other than get some sleep before doing a tour the following day. The tour started from Wales Millennium Centre in Roald Dahl Plass, and we spent the afternoon travelling by coach (no double-decker this time) to various Doctor Who filming locations, occasionally stopping to walk about. It seemed that fully half the locations we visited were from either Father’s Day or the Human Nature / Family of Blood 2-parter, both written by Paul Cornell. This amused Tim and I greatly given where we’d spend the previous day. Arriving back at Roald Dahl Plass the tour guide pointed out Eddie’s Diner, the shooting location for the 50’s Diner (supposedly in Utah) seen in two different Doctor Who stories, so it was obvious where Tim and I were going to have dinner before catching the train back to London.

 

Looking for Patient Zero on the Doctor Who filming locations tour.

Tried to talk to Torchwood. Nobody Home.

Poor Ianto.

Eddies Diner, found in Cardiff Bay, not Utah.

Back in London

At this point we were running out of steam, so our last day in London consisted of a quick return trip to Camden so Tim could pick up a pair of boots he wanted, and then repacking our luggage for the return trip home. It was an exhausting, but amazing trip, and I can’t thank everyone enough for the hospitality we were shown while there. I’m hoping we can make it back very soon. If only I could figure out a more convenient way of getting back and forth…

Maybe this box I found in Earl’s Court can help.

 

Christopher Jones at London Film and Comic Con

I’ll be at London Film and Comic Con all three days (27-29 July, 2018), and I couldn’t be more excited to be traveling to my FIRST CONVENTION outside of North America!

That’s right, I’m doing a comic book convention in LONDON while I have a Doctor Who comic coming out! How sweet is that timing? Have you been following my Doctor Who: The Seventh Doctor mini-series from Titan Comics? Issues 1 & 2 are out now, with the concluding issue #3 coming out August 1. Writer Andrew Cartmel and I will both be at LFCC, so bring your copies for us to sign, or pick it up from Titan Comics at their booth!

    

London Film and Comic Con (or #LFCC2018 if you’re one of the cool kids on Twitter) sounds like it’s going to be a metric tonne of fun with lots of exciting guests and events. You can learn more about it on their web site: https://www.londonfilmandcomiccon.com/

I’ll be at my table in Artist Alley most of the weekend, selling art, doing commission sketches, and happy to chat with anyone who stops by.

I’m on three panels over the course of the weekend:

FRIDAY 4pm – I AM THE DOCTOR
For almost fifty-five years now, Doctor Who has been a mainstay of British entertainment. Join our panel of Doctor Who creators, including one-time Script Editor of Doctor Who, and now writer of the current 7th Doctor series Andrew Cartmel, as they discuss the past, present and future of the comics, books and upcoming games involving this Time Lord! Christopher Jones, Andrew Cartmel, Jeff Cummins, Mike Collins, Giorgia Sposito. Moderator: Antony McGarry-Thickitt (Geek Syndicate)

SATURDAY 11am –  THE SUPERHERO SHOW

With so many different types of comics available, sometimes it’s easy to forget that superhero comics have been around for over eighty years now. Join our panel as they discuss why the super hero has stayed fresh for generations. Kevin Hopgood (Iron Man), Daniel Sampere (Injustice 2, JLA), Jorge Jiménez (Superman, Justice League), Sara Pichelli (Spider-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy), Alison Sampson (Jessica Jones), Christopher Jones (Young Justice). Moderator: Irma Page

SUNDAY 10am – MARKOSIA ENTERTAINMENT

Since 2004 Markosia have strived to be one of the top UK independent publishers in the business, with creators that had their early starts there including Tony Lee, Ryan Stegman and Fiona Staples among others. Join Special Projects co- ordinator G.M Jordan alongside some current and future creators, as they discuss some upcoming titles – and every attendee gets a limited edition signed A3 poster of Dark Lines of London! Stephen Saleh, Mariela Malova, Haydn Pryce-Jenkins, Tony Lee, Christopher Jones, G.M Jordan.

Prints and Commission Sketches

Yes, I’ll be doing commission sketches at the show an will have my usual prints for sale, but as I can’t use my handy-dandy Square reader to take credit card transactions in the UK, I’ll need to be CASH ONLY. Please plan accordingly if you know you’re going to want to visit my table at the convention. I’m also trying to keep my prices low while balancing that against the convenience of round figures, so please have fives available if at all possible. 11″x17″ prints will be £15 each, or 3 for £25. Commissions will be £50 for a head-and-shoulders sketch and £80 for full-figure (see examples below).

Thank you!

11×17 Prints

I’ll have my usual prints for sale including my newest,“Thirteen” featuring Jodie Whittaker as the 13th Doctor, “The Paternoster Gang” featuring Strax, Madame Vastra and Jenny, and if you like me you love Doctor Who AND Superheroes, check out “Love at First Sight” featuring Harley Quinn and the TARDIS.

It may not be new, but given the current comic book I’m drawing you might want to check out “Come on Ace, We’ve Got Work To Do!” featuring The 7th Doctor and Ace versus an army of Daleks. It’s the print that led to me doing Doctor Who comics for Titan! (Ask and I’ll tell you the story!)

If you’re a Young Justice fans like me and are chomping at the bit for the premiere of the long awaited 3rd Season, I have a bonanza of prints to tide you over! The Season 2 Team print, The Bat Family, The Flash Family (aka “Flash Forward”), The Marvel Family, and for you villain fans out there, Let There Be Light are all new since last year.

  
  

Those are only a few of my 11″x17″ prints – stop my Artist Alley table to see them all!

8.5 x 11 Prints

I’ll also have my selection of 8.5″x11″ prints at £10 (color) and £5 (black & white)

Raven Teen Titans Print Bluepulse Black and White Print with Impulse and Blue Beetle
 
Wonder Woman 77  

As usual, all my prints are available from my Etsy store, but they’re cheaper to get from me in person at my discounted convention prices.

Commission Sketches

I will be doing sketches during the convention. I anticipate a limited amount of time to catch up on my commission sketch list outside of show hours, so get your requests in EARLY, as my list will fill up FAST!

  • Full Figure: £80 for the first character +£60 for each additional character
  • Head Sketch (shoulders & up): £50

My sketches are ink drawings are black and white line art on 9″x12″ Bristol. I’ll do commission sketches for the same rates in sketchbooks or on sketch covers for the same rates if you provide the book.

 

 

         NYCC 2013 Dickbabs

2018 Convention Exclusive Free Mini-Print

  

All you have to do is show me that you follow one of my social media accounts and you can get any one of these 4″x6″ full-color mini-prints (or the button!).

As always…

  • Autographs are always free and I’ll sign anything you bring me. (Check out my guide to asking for signatures and drawings at conventions!)
  • I do not charge for photos and I am happy to take a photo with anyone who asks!
  • I’m happy to do interviews, podcasts, snippets, goofy stuff, and whatever any day but Sunday, but the earlier you can drop by, the better!
  • I will draw any cannon character ship kissing if asked. I will draw any two characters together doing non-romantic/sexual things, regardless of whether it’s cannon or not.

Please stop by and say hello, grab your free mini-print, and if you’re cosplaying, let me take a photo for my Facebook page.