Calling all cozins — please rec me your favorite Babs as Batgirl stories!
Aside from Year One, I am woefully unfamiliar with her material and I wish to be ejamacated. ^__^
5 Unanswered QuestionsA few times a week I'll get questions in the form of “notes” on dA, emails, and private messages on Twitter, but I'm sorry to say that I don't normally find the time to answer them. But I've saved the most interesting ones in hopes I'd answer them during a slow work day. That day is today.5 Unanswered Questions by seangordonmurphy
(Most of these questions are paraphrased, or a mix of two different questions.)
1. You charge way too much for commissions (between $1000-$3000 for 11x17). How do you justify that?
I agree it's a lot of money. When I first started pricing commissions so high, it was for 2 reasons: I only had time for a handful a year, and having a commission list stressed me out. I priced them high so less people would ask. Commissions are nice, but I see it as a short term money game, whereas working on creator-owned properties is more lucrative over time when you think about prints, t shirts, licensing, etc.
The work I put into a 1k commission is the same I'd put into a Batman cover. And I sell B
Punk Rock Jesus DELUXE editionThis comes out on November 5th for $39.99! So what's in it that makes it more expensive than the trade?Punk Rock Jesus DELUXE edition by seangordonmurphy
-DELUXE means it's hardcover and printed at in a larger size, still B&W
-new cover/dust cover
-380 pages in all (more than 150 pages of added never-before-seen content)
-includes extra story pages from the trade
-includes pencilled versions of some of my favorite pages
-all the original pitch material I submitted to Vertigo
-KAEL story pages I drew in 2006
-scribblings in notebooks of PRJ's evolution from 2004 (including story stuff that didn't make it in)
-photos of my studio and working environment
-daily warm up sketches (I'm often criticized for not having a sketchbook, so this'll have to do for now)
-notes I've written on each character, along with notes on my favorite panels of them
...and some surprises!
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