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Now taking Commission Pre-orders for New York & Grand Rapids Comic Cons

I finally have a gap in my comics schedule and for a limited time am taking commissions for custom sketches. I get lots of requests outside of conventions, but am usually dealing with comic book deadlines that are too tight for me to consider additional work, so now’s your chance!

I am taking advance orders for New York Comic Con and Grand Rapids Comic Con, as well as orders to be sent by mail.

New York Comic Con (Pre-Order Deadline September 25)
October 5-8, 2017 – New York City, NY
http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/

Grand Rapids Comic Con (Pre-Order Deadline October 10)
October 20-22, 2017 – Grand Rapids, MI
http://www.grcomiccon.com/

I will appearing at all three of those conventions and will be taking orders and commission sketches there, but my sketch list fills up FAST, so 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.

All of my convention sketches are black ink on 9×12″ bristol. I will also draw on sketch covers and in sketchbooks by request. I have a supply of the Doctor Who: The Third Doctor sketch cover variants available for $5 each.

Sketch Rates

Here’s my sketch rates right now. Samples of different varieties of sketches are below!

  • Full Figure: $100 for the first character + $80 for each additional character
  • Head Sketch or Head-and-Shoulder: $60
  • + $5 for Doctor Who Sketch Cover Book:
    The same rate structure applies to artwork done on a sketch cover. I can provide the Doctor Who: The Third Doctor sketch variant, but anything else you would have to provide.

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

 

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

Single-Character Sketches

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

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

Three-Character or Negotiated Flat-Rate Sketches

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

More Sketch Covers

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    

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 NYCC, Pick up at GRCC, 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 or shipped as per our arrangements.

Christopher Jones at C2E2 2016

I’m headed to Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo this weekend! I’ll be at Artist Alley table U1 for all three days of the convention. And for the first time, my pal Mister J will be joining me! (Sat and Sun only)

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He’s been helping with my Artist Alley table for a couple years and has become a welcome facet at New York Comic Con, but this will be his first C2E2. I’m sure he’ll cause all kinds of ABSOLUTELY NO TROUBLE AT ALL, YOU HEAR THAT Mr. J???

Anyway, here’s a handy map to help you find us at the con!

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2016 Con Exclusive Free Mini-Print

Those who have been following me for a while know that C2E2 is also where I unveil my new FREE mini-print for the year! These are convention exclusive 4″x6″ signed prints that can only be obtained by visiting me at a convention and showing me that you follow me on Facebook or Twitter. It’s a way that I can say thank you to my fans for sticking around. And they’re sort of starting to become collectible, apparently.

I’ll admit it. This year’s mini-print was based on a pun. I call it “The Millennial Falcon”. There’s just something fun and awesome about Falcon taking a selfie, though.

Millenial Falcon promo card

I’ll still have my mini-prints from previous years for C2E2 since I’m driving (not worrying about luggage weight really increases what I can bring with me!) So if you’ve missed one, get it while you can.

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New Prints Since Last Year 

I’ve got a few new 11″x17″ full color and 9.5″x11″ full color AND black-and-white prints for purchase since last year’s C2E2, too. I think you guys are going to like these. As usual, I’ll be offering all of my prints at a significant discount from my Etsy store prices.

This includes my new “Last Look” Doctor Who print, guaranteed to pull at your heartstrings…

Last Look Doctor Who print by Christopher Jones

And my Svengoolie print that I had the pleasure of presenting to the man himself at C2E2 last year! (have you noticed it on the set of the show?)

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And, of course, my incredibly popular Justice League print, created to commemorate the Justice League reunion at New York Comic Con last year, with Wonder Woman front-and-center!
Justice League art print by Christopher Jones
I’ve also added these 8.5×11″ color prints featuring cosplaying Gargoyles and some classic Doctors! $10 each.
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And some black and white 8.5″x11″! These are just $5 each.
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You can see the rest of my prints in my gallery.

C2E2 2016 At-the-Con Sketch Rates 

I will be doing sketches during the convention. Stop by my table, U1, on Friday or Saturday to get on my list! Here are my at-the-con sketch rates.

Full Figure: $80 for the first character + $60 for each additional character

Head Sketch (shoulders & up): $60

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Don’t Forget to EAT SOMETHING

Yes, there’s a lot going on at a big convention like C2E2, and yes, the food court can be kind of expensive if you’re attending the con on a budget. I’ve been there. We’ve all been there. But it’s important to eat, so if you for whatever reason need a snack during the convention, stop by my table (U1) and ask for a granola or breakfast bar. I’ve once again bought a couple big boxes from Costco to share with fans who need it. Free. I do this at all the big conventions because taking care of yourself is important, guys.

Cosplay Repair Kit!

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New this year, I will also have a cosplay repair kit with sewing stuff, different sorts of tape, contact cement, and other misc. cosplay repair items. Just ask if you need to use it.

Looking forward to seeing all you wonderful Chicago people again!

Lastly, just to cover a few other questions I often get on twitter:

  • 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. Oh, I have an Instagram now too, so some photos might also end up on there. We shall see…

Now, what else was there…

Oh yes….

YAAAAYYYYYYYY C2E2 YAAaAYAAAAY!!!

Minnesota Whovians! Come see me at CONsole Room this weekend!

 

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This weekend (May 29-31) I’ll be a featured guest at CONsole Room 2015: The Twin Cities Dilemma , a Doctor Who convention here in my local Twin Cities, MN held at the Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport. I couldn’t attend last year’s inaugural convention due to a conflict, so when I was invited as a guest this year I was delighted to say yes!

Here’s my schedule for the weekend:

Friday 7:00 PM

  • Opening Ceremony (Main Stage/Ballrooms II-IV) Opening ceremony is our time to officially welcome both our attendees and guests to CONsole Room 2015: The Twin Cities Dilemma. Join us for a welcome from convention chairperson Jason Tucker and wave hello to all of our fabulous guests as well!

Saturday 11:30 AM

  • Introducing fans to the new series of Doctor who (Mallard Point) Rose or New Earth? What are the best episodes of the new series of Doctor Who to show to a newbie? Featuring – Christopher Jones, Sarah Humphries 

Sunday 2:30 PM

  • Comic Book Artist Conversation (Main Stage/Ballrooms II-IV) Are you an aspiring comic book artist? Visit Main Stage to hear from two of our Featured Guests who have worked on comics like Young Justice, Marvel Superhero Squad, X-Files, Godzilla and more. Featuring – Christopher Jones, Gordon Purcell

Sunday 4:00 PM

  • Closing Ceremony (Main Stage/Ballrooms II-IV) It’s the end, again! How did another CONsole Room fly by?! Join CONsole Room chairperson Jason Tucker along with all of our guests to bid farewell to CONsole Room 2015. Don’t worry though – you’ll also get to hear a little bit about what we have planned for CONsole Room 2016!

I’ll of course be set up at a table for the duration of the convention and have my full selection of prints available, featuring Doctor Who, superheroes and more. I’ll also be selling comic books I’ve worked on including Young Justice trade paperbacks. I’ll also be doing sketch commissions.

The Guest of Honor at CONsole Room this year is Doctor Who‘s Sixth Doctor, Colin Baker. Given that, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to add an 11×17″ color portrait of The Sixth Doctor to my collection of Doctor Who prints!

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Each of these 8.5×11″ black and white prints are just $5.00!

 

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I’ve got some 8.5×11″ Classic Doctor goodness too.

 

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And, let’s not forget the 11×17″…

 

Go Team Batgirl! Bat Wolf Art Print
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These 11×17″ full color prints are just $20 each (a significant discount from my Etsy store), and as usual, 3 for $50 on all of my 11×17″ prints.

I’ll also have my newest free mini-print for my Facebook and Twitter followers!

Wonder Woman Flying her invisible jet mini-print

Looking forward to seeing all of you Whovians this weekend!

If you haven’t pre-registered for CONsole Room but would still like to attend, you can find At-the-Door Registration info here. They DO have 1-day passes available!

See you in the CONsole Room!

Christopher Jones at C2E2 2015

I’m headed to Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo this weekend! C2E2 is a con I’ve made a point to get to every year, partially just because it’s driveable for me—an 8-hour road trip but still driveable—which means I can actually bring short boxes of comics. So if anybody is looking for apparently-hard-to-find issues of The Batman Strikes!, you’re in luck! I also like C2E2 because it’s run by ReedPOP, who have always been good to me, and on top of that, seem to try to prioritize positive fan experiences and safety. (Seriously – just have a look at their anti-harassment policy.) I like that in a con.

I’ll be at Artist Alley table U10 for all three days of the convention. Here’s a handy map to help you find me!

 

Map to find Christopher Jones at Artist Alley U10 during C2E2 2015

 

2015 Con Exclusive Free Mini-Print

Those who have been following me for a while know that C2E2 is also where I unveil my new free mini-print for the year! These are convention exclusive 4″x6″ signed prints that can only be obtained by visiting me at a convention and showing me that you follow me on Facebook or Twitter. It’s a way that I can say thank you to my fans for sticking around. And they’re sort of starting to become collectible, apparently.

For this year, all three mini-prints are still free (choose one per visit) but next year I may start charging for previous years’ so get yours while you can! Anyway, without further adieu, here’s my 2015 free convention exclusive mini-print!

Wonder Woman Flying her invisible jet mini-print

 

New Prints Since Last Year 

I’ve got a few new 11″x17″ full color and 9.5″x11″ black-and-white prints for purchase since last year’s C2E2, too. I think you guys are going to like these. As usual, I’ll be offering all of my prints at a significant discount from my Etsy store prices.

Bat Wolf Art Print discowing Go Team Batgirl! print
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You can see the rest of my prints in my gallery.
 

C2E2 2015 At-the-Con Sketch Rates 

I will be doing sketches during the convention. Stop by my table, U10, on Friday or Saturday to get on my list! Here are my at-the-con sketch rates.

Full Figure: $80 for the first character + $60 for each additional character

Head Sketch (shoulders & up): $60

CCE 2013 Joker NYCC 2012 Miss Martian NYCC 2013 Dickbabs

 

Don’t Forget to EAT SOMETHING

Yes, there’s a lot going on at a big convention like C2E2, and yes, the food court can be kind of expensive if you’re attending the con on a budget. I’ve been there. We’ve all been there. But it’s important to eat, so if you for whatever reason need a snack during the convention, stop by my table (U10) and ask for a granola or breakfast bar. I’ve once again bought a couple big boxes from Costco to share with fans who need it. Free. I do this at all the big conventions because taking care of yourself is important, guys.

 

One Last Thing…

So, I don’t know the specifics, but Hal tells me that you guys probably will not want to miss Gene Ha’s spotlight panel on Friday at 12:30pm. I understand he’s announcing some big new project that will probably appeal to fans of all-ages works like Young Justice. Plus, “Special edition preview comic for Panel Attendees only!”

 

Okay, time to collect Hal and Jenna and hit the road in my fancy new-to-me-and-actually-made-in-this-century Dodge Caravan. This is my friend Jenna’s first forray to C2E2. I’m looking forward to her reaction to the thing. Please stop by at the con and say hi! Looking forward to seeing all you wonderful Chicago people again!

I’ll be appearing at ComicCard AND Anime Detour in MN this Weekend

I have a crazy busy weekend planned. During the days I’ll be making appearances at ComicCard and Anime Detour, and in the evenings I will be on stage at the Bryant Lake Bowl as a guest performer in Vilification Tennis. Whew! Here are all the details!

 

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Saturday March 28 I will be a Guest at ComicCard along with fellow comics creators Dave Wheeler, Frank Fosco, and Dave Strong.

 

 

ComicCard brings the best of comic books, sports cards, memorabilia and pop culture collectibles under one roof, and will also feature sports guests including former Vikings Tommy Kramer and Henry Thomas.

I will be selling comics, comic art and print as well as doing sketches. I’ll also have free mini-prints for my Facebook and Twitter followers! Admission is only $5 and kids get in free, so stop by and say hello!

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10:00am – 4:30pm  at the Bloomington Armory

3300 W. 98th St., Bloomington, MN [Directions]

 

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Of course Anime Detour is also this weekend and I didn’t want to miss out on seeing my fans there, so I’ll be there but on Friday and Sunday ONLY.

Look for me in the Featured Artists section on the second floor. I’ll be selling art prints, original art, custom sketches, comics, and I’ll have FREE mini-prints for my Facebook and Twitter followers.

And, since it is an anime convention, I will of course don my very beautiful flower crown. Because, as was established at Anime Detour last year, I AM A PRETTY PRINCESS.

(When in rome, right?)

 

Anime Detour

An annual three day anime convention Fri/Sat/Sun

Held at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Bloomington, MN

 

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If that’s not enough opportunities to see me this weekend, I’ll also be a guest performer in Vilification Tennis at the Bryant Lake Bowl on Friday & Saturday at 10pm each night. It’s the annual Game Show installment of everyone’s favorite foul-mouthed Twin Cities comedy show. Tickets are $15 at door, $12 advance purchase or with Fringe button or with CONvergence badge.

Sunday night I will hopefully be resting comfortably at home, and (hopefully) not in the Intensive Care Unit of a local hospital.