Wednesday, June 4, 2014

So what's going on over here...

I've been trying to decide which path to go with Jet-Pack Jenny. There's a part of me that wants to re-do Flight of the Virginia Dare, but then I feel like the stories told, and anything I do to add to it won't turn it into the type of stories I want to tell any more. There's about three stories that I want to do, one that I wrote back in college and would really like to come back to.

I'm also facing the hard fact that I'm now doing this for me. Heck, this blog post will mostly be seen by a few close friends and get no comments. I'm old enough now that I can face that I'm never going to be successful at this. It may happen, but only if I produce work of exceptional quality and get extremely lucky. Instead of trying to make that luck happen and making myself miserable, I'm going to do what I want and make myself happy.

I'm thinking about making Virginia Dare available for free online as an e-book, or for just a penny, just because so many places to put it don't allow for free price points. Then again, there's so many reasons that I'm not satisfied with it, that I don't want it out there.

Crap, I'm just at a crossroads that I feel like I've been at for a few years, and since becoming a father. All the hubbub with the app that I  couldn't get stopped has me discouraged as well.

I want to continue Jet-Pack Jenny, but just don't know if it's worth taking the time to do it.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Charlotte Comicon

I'm going to be at the Charlotte Comicon this Sunday, April 13. If you are going and definitely want to pick up a commission from me, then you can go ahead and pre-order it  by e-mailing me what you want. My commission rates are a little flexible at conventions, but essentially,  8 1/2 x 11 is $15, 11 x 17 is $25. This is a little lower than my posted rates on my table, and I absolutely will not do 11 x 17 at the Con. You can commission the drawing and pay me for it when you pick it up.

Not going to the con? Then you can commission something from me on Fiverr. These rates are the same as over there.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Ways to Send Me Money (and Get Good Stuff Too!)

This might just fall on deaf ears, but this is a period where, without sharing too much, Some money coming in would be handy. I don't ask for charity, but would love to send you stuff in exchange for funds. There are many ways you can do this:

I'm available for commissions. 

These will not be sketches, but fully rendered drawings, detail depending on the subject you request, but the samples below show how I work. All drawings will be on 8 1/2" x 11" card stock, making them easy to find a frame for. Depending on the subject matter, the medium will be charcoal or ink. Either way, you'll have a nice darkly rendered drawing to show off. The price for a drawing is $25, as long as you're not asking for more than three people in it. After three, add $5 per person.

I'll also do 5" x 8 1/2" for $10, with the same level of detail as the larger drawings.

For those that are really ambitious, 11" x 17" are available for $40, $75 with color.

I hear you asking, how will this work?

First off, e-mail me at or contact me through Facebook if you friend me there and let me know what you want. If you want a likeness of someone, send me a photo. I draw comics, but for you, I'll draw just about anything. When I'm done, I'll e-mail you a watermarked scan of your drawing, at a resolution of 72 dpi.

Here are some samples:

How do you get money to me? I prefer PayPal, but you can mail me a check, if you want. Once I have the money, I'll mail you your drawing in a plastic sleeve and inside a reinforced envelope, clearly marked "DO NOT BEND." If you have trouble with your mailman bending your large mail to fit, consider having it sent to a work address.

Buy a book.

I have three books available for purchase directly here.

Jet-Pack Jenny and the Factor of 01 is a story of intrigue featuring androids that explores current themes of prejudice and civil rights. Includes guest artwork and complete annotations.

$10.00 with free shipping!

If you're outside the US and want to order a book, just let me know!

The Art of Stan Ford is the first full-color collection of artwork done in the years spanning the run of Jet-Pack Jenny and the Factor of 01. 36 pages of artwork, commentary, & sketches.

$10.00 w/ free shipping!

The Mall Preview is a 20 page mini-comic following three characters in a small city where chain stores are affecting locally-run businesses.

50 cents plus the cost of a stamp.

Buy Original Artwork Through Etsy

I am selling original artwork, mainly Alphababes postings through Etsy. There are also some neat little extras there like a Jet-Pack Jenny e-book and a great Doctor Who drawing. Here's some samples:

Those are the ways to help me out a little. Everything is appreciated.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

I was Interviewed About Jet-Pack Jenny.

Back a few weeks ago, there began this entire drama with a game developer that involves my intellectual property. Without saying too much about it, once I made it known, J.M. Hunter offered to send me Interview questions for the web site he wrote for. Little did I know that he wrote for the Outhousers, a satirical comic news site. The Outhousers is one of the comic news sites that I like to check out every couple of days for fun articles and to see if DC has done something stupid again.

If you want to read the interview just head over there and check it out.

I would also be remiss if I didn't provide some links for where you could go all things Jet-Pack Jenny.