Wednesday, 28 March 2007

Out of Commission


Did this as a comission a while back, had to hold off posting until I actually heard that the client liked it. It was really fun to do - -a break from my other, more serious work.
I used to do tons of comissions back in the 90s, but then I had a series of them go really bad on me: some were damaged in transit despite very secure packaging, one never arrived (as far as I can tell), and another was essentially stolen. I did a three-page wide Hulk/Pitt/Thing/Abomination/couple-other-big-guys-I-forget for a what was supposed to be a considerable amount of money. I got the advance very fast, did the piece and sent it out (via a trackable shipping method). The piece went missing after it was delivered. He claimed he wasn't the one who signed for the package.
Sigh. . .
A few months later it shows up on eBay and the contact info tracks back to him. EBay pulled the auction immediately after I complained, but it never was resolved to my satisfaction. That kinda soured me on comissions.
Now I do them digitally and get paid all in advance. Nothing gets lost in the mail.
~Richard

2 comments:

Sandor said...

Hi Rich could you email at bullethood@yahoo.ca Its Jeff Brown. Im coming to Oshawa On HMCS Halifax in April /May like to hook up for Coffee or tour

Unknown said...

Cool!

Already responded, atchoooly.