Dear friends, fans and supporters,
First of all I just want to say thank you for all the complements, reviews (good and bad so long as they were intelligent) and support you have shown me for Harley Quinn, and other projects I’ve done in the past. It has been awesome and honestly overwhelming. Being the artist on Harley is a dream come true. I too am a Harley fan and a giant comic fanboy (Don’t tell my editors :-p).
I want all of you to know that If I could I would draw you pictures all day long for free. I mean it. It is a fantastic complement that anyone would want something I’ve drawn for any reason whatsoever. The reality is I though that I have very limited time. After all I got to make sure that Harley is on the shelves when DC tells you she’s going to be, and more importantly I have 4 kids that need a father and wife that needs a husband. The reason I’m writing this letter is because with the attention Harley is bringing I can’t handle the massive influx of requests for commissions especially at conventions.
Just recently I increased my rates for things like sketch covers. I felt bad doing it. I don’t want people to think that I’m using them or taking advantage of them or of Harley. I did it in hopes that the amount of requests would normalize back to a number I could handle. Unfortunately they haven’t, In fact they just keep coming. So I just want you to know I’m raising my rates again. This is not because I want to milk you like a cow. Trust me as a fan there is nothing more off putting to me than an artist who asks too much for a sketch (I’m with you)! So If I’ve done a sketch for you in the past, and you get shell shocked for my rate increases at an upcoming show. I’m sorry but I have got to do it. Also I want to remind everyone that Scott Kress is my agent, has been for years. He handles all the sale of my original artwork and commissions. His job is to make sure you get your stuff. I wish I could haul him to every signing and convention as well. His email information is here: email@example.com
I want to make everyone happy, I will never forget that with out you guys I would never be able to do any of this, I love you all, and I’m grateful to you all as well. Thank You for understanding.