Mac Man wrote:
I was thinking about getting Chrissie Zullo to do a Black Cat piece for me. I need to send her a message and see what her rates are. My biggest problem with commissions and cons is that I only bring around $500 so a commission can take a big chunk of that depending on who it is. I like getting art but I also have a good bit of books that I still want to get.
Oh the woes of being a collector on a budget.
Depending on the arts you're shooting for (big name or not), I'd think you could land a decent commission within the 150-250 range, and you'd still have plenty of money left for funny books.
Yeah that is my plan. I think if I can stay within that budget I will be Ok. I think the year I did a sketch cover and one of Matt Wagner's small pieces and blew all but $60. I ended up feeling like I was missing out on stuff. I got thsoe great pieces but didn't get a "big" comic that year.
I think if I can stay on the lower end of things I'll be good to go.
I have noticed that I have almost completly stopped hanging out in lines to get stuff signed anymore. I think the J. Scott Campbel line broke me of that. That and the ability to get CGC SS books pretty easily. So now I'm more liable to be pretty quick while I'm there. So I don't know if I'll get there first thing and line up at the door.
Kind of interesting how things have changed over the years for me.