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Want Something Drawn? My Commission Rates 2019

I'm opening up my schedule to accept art and design commissions! This is to ensure that I don't end up as a starving artist. Har har. :-)

While I prefer to draw feminine forms and poses, I'm also open to drawing male characters. However, I won't be able to accommodate highly detailed characters (like Swamp Thing, or Michael Bay's Transformers designs). The images above show my default art style. It's similar to the styles of Frank Cho, Adam Hughes, and Terry Dodson.

I don't accept caricatures or portraits. I can't guarantee that I'll be able to copy accurately.

Below are the details for art commissions. These are rates for non-commercial artwork.

(If you want me to illustrate something for commercial use, please fill up this design inquiry form instead.)

TRADITIONAL MEDIUM (for Philippine Residents only)

16cm x 25 cm
Uncolored (black inks and grey)
Canson watercolor paper or Bristol Board (depending on availability)

Rate (One Character only, no back…

When a Publisher Closes Doors

A number of you may heard that Visual Print Enterprises, or Visprint, the publisher of my books, will be closing its doors in 2021. They will no longer be accepting new manuscripts, and will be focusing their efforts on releasing their last batch of books and selling off old stocks.

My final project with them will be Zaturnnah sa Maynila Part Three.

The reason for their closing is simple enough--the owners are retiring. While we can say that this reason is not enough to close a company--after all, the owners can simply pass the baton--we have to take it for what it is. Another publishing house is closing, one less channel for new books to see the light of day.

Many have said that Visprint has made a significant mark in the Philippine book industry, as its portfolio boasts of a powerful roster of authors. And as Dr. Isagani Cruz once said, Visprint has one of the best publishing contracts around. I'm not so worried about the authors, though, as they will surely be able to find new …