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I work with "traditional" media. That means when I create art there is a physical canvas, sculpture or piece of paper with me all over it.

In answer to a number of recent inquiries here is my business pitch.

My idea of a "request" is a commission to create art for money (in US Dollars). Please do not ask me to draw something unless you are willing to pay for it up front.

My standard comic convention rates are as follows:

$10.00 monochrome sketch card
$15.00 color sketch card
$20.00 for 8.5 X 11 sketch
$35.00 for a "simple" 8.5 X 11 1 character color work

(all plus postage)

More ellaborate commissions are negotiated on a per case basis.

double @ price if you want "mature" content i.e. nudity
I do not do hard core or kinky stuff.

My DA galleries should give you a good idea of what my product looks like.

As I haven't yet set up PayPal account yet, I will take a cashier's check or money order. I begin the work when I see the money.

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LEXLOTHOR
John P. Alexander
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
MY WORK IN PALEONTOLOGY CAN BE SEEN HERE:

www.washington.edu/burkemuseum…

For art commission inquiries please contact me at:

jm.alexander@comcast.net

Current Residence: suburban Seattle
Interests

Journal History

The Emerald City Comic Con is among the top ten such annual events in the USA. There was a flood of people bursting the doors every morning and the show was sold out weeks in advance. Despite the crowds, I barely groped into the black by the end of day three.

The overhead for participating in the Artists Alley was so high that I had to make more sales than I had made at any previous comic con just to break even. This was the first ECCC that I went to in four years and it had grown to more than double its floor space at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle during the interim.

Once again I found myself alone in selling exclusively original art in a vast cesspool of mass produced copyright infringement. I probably lost sales on the first day because I didn't put individual price tags with my art cards. I had posted a price list but people just DON'T READ SIGNS! No matter how many times I repeat the same mantra I still get the same idiotic questions such as "Are these REAL?"

"No sir, my display is a hyper-dimensional illusion projecting itself into your cerebrum."

In an ocean of reproductions I was the only artist who was selling only original hand drawn never to be reproduced art. To be fair a few of the other artists were drawing con sketches and art cards, but these were supplements to the sale of reproductions, comics and collectibles. All of the other artists were selling offset and inkjet reproductions and passing them off as so-called "prints". This is a misrepresentation that amounts to fraud.

One interesting sale that I made was to a veritable clone of Sheldon Cooper. He asked in monotone wonder if my individual art cards were the only ones with these images that will ever be made. I patiently walked him through the concept. Then he carefully selected just the right $20 bill out of his secret stash and bought two of my cards.

At $10 each for what are essentially miniature paintings, I barely have a profit margin. When people want to dicker, I inform them that I would be losing money on such a transaction. I tell them that if a card doesn't sell at this venue, I will frame it, put it into a science fiction or fantasy convention art show and DOUBLE the price as a MINIMUM BID. Indeed, the very same art card of the Starship Enterprise that I had offered for $10 at Rose City Comic Con last September sold at auction for $36 at an SF convention this February.

My daughter Krystal Alexander (KARA) specializes in celebrity portraits, while I do cartoon and comicbook characters. Interestingly, mostly women bought her work while men purchased mine. Krystal cosplayed Daenarys from "Game of Thrones" on Friday and wore her Amy Pond police uniform on Saturday and Sunday. In fact one con goer recognized our booth from the photo I had posted on Deviant Art of our display at RCCC. That was the first such feedback from the DA community that I have gotten. At least it means that someone is watching.

I have posted a photo of Krystal in costume on my DA personal page.

We concluded that we would only pony up the exorbitant price for an Artists Alley table at ECCC in 2015 if we had our own comicbook to promote. I have my own comic series in the works. Krystal would like to convert her movie script for a horror story into a graphic novel. The pitch for this project can be  summed up as "Walkabout with Werewolves"
  • Mood: Eager
  • Listening to: The Best of Warren Zevon
  • Reading: Prehistory by Colin Renfrew
  • Watching: Vikings!
  • Playing: no time, no time
  • Eating: leftovers
  • Drinking: Cystal Lite Ice Tea

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:icondiha-artwork:
DiHA-Artwork Mar 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks much for the :+fav::dance:
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:iconfitzoblong:
Thanks for the :+fav: on Vanessa and Candace:  Sweet Ride by FitzOblong . :icondancingtardplz:
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:iconelysiagriffin:
elysiagriffin Jan 13, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much for the favorite! c:
Feel free to check out the rest of my work & consider following for future cosplay photography Heart
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:iconthundersglory:
Thundersglory Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love all your works, especially your take on the Disney princess's and heroines, but I just generally just love your style.
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:iconmyst222007:
I sent you an e-mail re: a commissioned "Malora" piece of art.

Brent/Leslie

myst22_2007@yahoo.com
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:icongodofimagination:
Hey Joh, are there any Cniderians without radial symmetry? What about Ecynoderms?
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:iconlexlothor:
LEXLOTHOR Jun 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I am not particularly adept with invertebrate taxonomy and morphology, but I am not familiar with any.
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:icondeclan46:
Declan46 May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hey! I hope you dont mind, but I wrote a kigo drabble based on one of your works! you can read it here if you'd like: [link]

i made sure to credit you!
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:icondgscanvas:
DGsCanvas May 27, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanx for the fave. You => 8-)
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:iconkaleso:
Hey, thanks for the fave! :'D ❤
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:iconaexlpls:
AexlPls May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello! I have just finished my own version of your Exoplanetscape 2:
[link]

Hope you like it!
Best regards,
Axel.
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:iconlexlothor:
LEXLOTHOR May 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow. That's interesting. I will cross post the link on the original.
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:iconneoprankster:
NeoPrankster May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My petition for Disney to bring back 2D animation:

[link]
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:icongeijutsusakuhin:
Thanks for the fave
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:iconmi-caw-ber:
Mi-caw-ber Apr 1, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks a lot for your nice comment ^^ But i think if I were Scarlett's Stuntdouble, I'd be dead yet xD
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:icon1997dragonclaw:
Seen your art at the Deviant-Meet, I loved it and it is quite inspiring! I hope to see most of your work soon.
I sold some art and was thinking of buying your art but I was too late and had to go. DX
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:iconlexlothor:
LEXLOTHOR Mar 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
THANX.

I will be at Norwescon at the Sea-Tac Double Tree Inn next weekend.
All of the cards I had at the Pratt Institute will be on sale plus
a hundred more.

I just posted my DA journal entry on the meeting:

[link]
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:icon1997dragonclaw:
Sweet! Also, from the inspiration I got from your card art and everything else at the meet, I decided to pull out some blank cards I had the day after the meet and try some card art on my own, I even used white gel pen to give my card art attempt some lighting.
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:iconzeldalina:
Zeldalina Mar 23, 2013   General Artist
Hey there! It was awesome meeting you at the DevMeet earlier today. :aww:
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:iconlexlothor:
LEXLOTHOR Mar 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
THANX.

I just posted my DA journal entry with my reflections on the event:

[link]
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:iconzeldalina:
Zeldalina Mar 24, 2013   General Artist
You're welcome. :) Awesome, I'll give it a read. :nod:
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:iconherovader:
sorry but do you do request
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:iconlexlothor:
LEXLOTHOR Feb 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
My rates are posted on my DA homepage.
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