Archive for the ‘Art for sale’ Category

The Red Coat (sketch for sale)

Monday, February 13th, 2017

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This is a character sketch for a secret side project, which won’t be see in public for a wee while. In the meantime, if this sketch takes your fancy, you can buy the original drawing (see below), to help support my unfortunate comics-buying habit.

The Red Coat
A4 (210mm x 297mm; 8.27 × 11.69 inches)
Original drawing in pencil, watercolour and gouache on 150 gsm paper.
US$180 (including shipping to anywhere)

Hicksville original art for sale

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Hicksville Original Art

I finally took the time to set up a shop, where you can buy original art from Hicksville. Quite a few pages have sold over the years, but many are still available, including some of my favourites.

Go take a look here.

I also updated the Buying Stuff page, which tells you how to buy everything from books to prints and t-shirts. Any purchases are, of course, hugely appreciated by me and my hungry family.

Original art for sale: Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen

Monday, January 25th, 2016

I have been reluctant to sell original art from Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen, but more than a year after the book’s release, I think it’s time to tentatively let a few pages go.

I may change my mind tomorrow and take them down. Or else raise the price. We’ll see.

But for now, the following are available for purchase for US$350 each (including postage).



Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen page 21:

Poor old Sam is late for a deadline And so, while his wife Sally sleeps alone, Sam sits staring at his computer screen, stuck on page 17 of his Lady Night script. Sam’s predicament here is uncomfortably familiar from my days writing scripts for DC Comics. As a consolation, I indulged myself with the decorated bedspread and curtains in panel 1. Drawing details like this – and slowly, meditatively shading – are among my favourite parts of the process.

Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen page 21
(Japanese marker pen, ink & white-out on Fabriano paper)
420mm x 299mm, 16.5 x 11.8 inches
US $ 350
(including postage)

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New print: Incomplete Works

Monday, January 25th, 2016
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To celebrate the North American release of Incomplete Works in March, I’m offering this print of the cover illustration (the Spirit of Love from Siso).

These are high quality Giclée prints on heavy German etching paper.
Dimensions: A3 (297 x 420 mm, 11.7 x 16.5 inches).
Ships rolled in tube.
Signed by the artist (unless you indicate otherwise).

Price: US $70
(including postage)


Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

For a limited time, I’m selling some pages from Hicksville cheap. Usual price is US$300, but if you’re quick you can pick these up for US$180 (including postage).

HV142 Hicksville pg 142
(approx A3, 279 x 420 mm, 11.69 x 16.53 inches)
HV143 Hicksville pg 143
(approx A3, 279 x 420 mm, 11.69 x 16.53 inches)

Sketch: Supergirl

Friday, August 9th, 2013



(ink, watercolour, coloured pencil on 300gsm paper)
A5 (148.5mm x 210mm, 5.7 x 8.3 inches)

US $ 70 (including postage)

ART SALE: Hicksville pages 163, 123, 90, 91

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Here’s a few more pages from Hicksville that I’m selling at half price, while I work at getting my online shop set up:



Hicksville page 163:

Leonard walking to the Hogan’s Alley Day party, dressed as Captain Tomorrow. Highlights include: some clumsy drawing, lots of stars in the night sky (each one drawn with white-out and then touched up with ink), more white-out in panels 2 and 3 (where the drawing was even clumsier than usual), a general air of mystery.

Hicksville page 163
(marker pen & white-out on ivory board)
420mm x 299mm, 16.5 x 11.8 inches
US $ 79
(including postage)

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Monster Manual Week: GELATINOUS CUBE!

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013



Today’s 1st Edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual sketch is the Gelatinous Cube. Unfortunately, there’s no illustration for it in the Monster Manual itself, but the gelatinous cube remains one of the iconic D&D monsters.

Essentially 10′ x 10′ x 10′ cubes of jelly-like digestive fluids, “gelatinous cubes are nearly transparent and are difficult to see.” Any unfortunate creature touched by a gelatinous cube risks paralyzation, followed by full immersion and digestion. Metallic and other indigestible objects are left behind, or even carried around inside the body of the cube for several weeks.

Sounds disgusting? National Geographic disagrees

UPDATE: Is this (from David Tulloch’s Character Development) the greatest gelatinous cube comic EVER?

The Gelatinous Cube
(ink, watercolour & coloured pencil on 300gsm paper)
A5 (148 x 210mm, 5.7 x 8.3 inches)

US $ 60 (+$5 postage)

Monster Manual Week: I’m taking requests

Friday, March 22nd, 2013


UPDATE: this offer has ended. Sorry!

I’m having so much fun drawing monsters from the 1st edition AD&D Monster Manual, I’ve decided to stick with this theme for another week. But I know you all have your own favourites, and after getting way too many suggestions, I’ve decided to open it up for requests (aka commissions).

So here’s how it works:

1. Fill out the form below, telling me what monster you want me to draw.*
2. Click on the Paypal button and complete your purchase (price is US$60 + $5 postage).
3. Over the next week, I will draw your monster (in full colour!) and then post it to you.
4. It arrives at your house, where you put it in a beautiful gilt frame and hang it on your wall for friends, family, fellow gamers and potential future mates to admire and praise.
5. Many years later, you die alone and unloved, cursing with your last breath that hateful cartoonist whose horrible monster drawing destroyed all possibility of romance and happiness in your life.**

*As seen in the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual.
**No responsibility taken for purchaser’s future happiness.

Note: the number of requests is limited.

Monster Manual colour sketch
on A5 (148 x 210mm, 5.7 x 8.3 inches) 300gsm watercolour paper

US$60 (+ $5 postage)

Monster Manual Week: OWLBEAR!

Friday, March 22nd, 2013



By popular demand, today’s 1st Edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual sketch is the horrifying (some might say ridiculous) Owlbear! As the Monster Manual explains, “the horrible owlbear is probably the result of genetic experimentation by some insane wizard.” Certainly, any other origin for this cross between an owl and (you guessed it) a bear is best not thought about. But however owlbears first came into being, “they are ravenous eaters, aggressive hunters and evil tempered at all times,” with “red-rimmed” eyes that are “exceedingly terrible to behold.”

The owlbear’s most dangerous move is its Hug attack, when it “grasps a victim and squeezes and bites it to death.” Frankly, once you’d been dragged into that feathery embrace, death probably couldn’t come soon enough.

The original Owlbear illustration was by David C. Sutherland III, who drew more than his fair share of 1st edition AD&D monsters. Here’s an interesting post by Dungeons & Dragons’ current creative director Jon Schindehette on redesigning the Owlbear for 4th edition. And here’s possibly the best Owlbear picture ever.

The horrifying OWLBEARHUG!
(ink, watercolour & coloured pencil on 300gsm paper)
A5 (148 x 210mm, 5.7 x 8.3 inches)

US $ 60 (+$5 postage)