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Monster Manual sketch request redux!

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015


A couple of years ago I went on a bender taking commissions to draw monsters from the 1st edition AD&D Monster Manual and it was so much fun I’m giving it another go.

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$80 + $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$80 (+ $5 postage)

The AD&D monster you want:


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)

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)

(Click through to see more pages)


ART SALE: Hicksville page 115

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013



Another page at half price, while I work at getting my online shop set up.

This one’s the original art for Hicksville page 115.

Sam is at Dick Burger’s birthday party, feeling awkward and out of place. I’m quite fond of this page. Some highlights include:

  • Cincinnati Walker’s first appearance (Cincinnati is one of my favourite characters. I’ve planned a whole story about her & Sam set a few years after Hicksville, which I hope to draw one day).
  • Stan Lee cameo in panel 1.
  • You can see where I fixed up a spelling mistake in Cincinnati’s name. Also where I had second thoughts and whited out a tattoo on her right shoulder.
  • OK, so if you want this page, hit the Paypal link below: (Sorry – someone bought it already)

    Hicksville page 115
    (marker pen & white-out on ivory board)
    430mm x 292mm, 16.9 x 11.5 inches
    US $ 79
    (including postage)

    Print sale: Netball over Treviso

    Saturday, March 2nd, 2013
    Click for larger image

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    These limited edition prints were made for the Treviso Comic Book Festival in Italy last year. The theme of the festival was “comics and sport” and New Zealand was the guest country (as reported at From Earth’s End and Pikitia Press). Hence the image of a saintly Silver Fern over Treviso.

    They’re high quality Giclée prints on heavy German etching paper.
    Dimensions: A3 (297 x 420 mm, 11.7 x 16.5 inches).
    Shipped rolled in tube.

    Price: US $49 (including postage)
    (Signed by the artist)

    Alice Brown now has her own t-shirt!

    Thursday, May 31st, 2012

    This week’s shirt at Comic Strip Tees is our very own Alice Brown (What a Clown!), starring the talented young webcomics ingenue from The Magic Pen. Alice will feature prominently in books two and three of The Magic Pen trilogy, so establish your Alice Brown fangirl/boy credentials ahead of the crowd with this stylish piece of fully-authorised official Alice BrownTM merchandise.

    The Alice Brown t-shirt comes in various sizes (guys and girls) and costs only US$20. AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY (4 weeks, to be precise).

    I will draw you a picture – SOLD OUT (for now!)

    Friday, February 10th, 2012

    UPDATE: Wow! So many of you wanted drawings I got enough orders in a few hours to keep me busy for some time! So I’ve had to suspend the offer while I draw my way through the pile of orders. Apologies if you missed out, but I may do a similar offer some time in the future, if time allows. Many thanks to everyone who requested a drawing. This is fun!

    Also, I’m still available, as always, for more substantial (and – er – expensive) commissions. Feel free to email me to ask about that. Otherwise, follow me on Twitter or Facebook to be notified of future offers like this.

    I’m in the mood for drawing! Plus I recently got some new watercolours and I’m keen to try them out. Plus, y’know, bills to pay etc etc.

    So here’s the deal:

    Tell me what to draw and I’ll draw it: one of my characters, someone else’s character, something sweet, silly or even downright rude (you’ve seen The Magic Pen, right?). If it’s too complicated or tricky, I’ll let you know – but actually, I feel like flexing those sketchin’ muscles, so bring it on! And of course, if you can’t think of anything, I’ll just draw whatever I feel like.

    I’ll then send you the original drawing, for you to hang on the wall or file in a drawer or give to a loved one or use as a bookmark or whatever else you want to do with it.*

    The prices – did I mention they’re ridiculously low? – are only $50 for a colour drawing or $30 for black & white (+ $8 postage and packaging). All drawings will be on A5 paper (148.5mm x 210mm or 5.8 x 8.3 inches).

    Now, those are not my usual prices. Hell, no! This is, you see, a one-off special Dylan’s In the Mood deal that will only last until I get too busy with real work or my hands are too sore to pick up a brush. So strike now while the pencil is sharp and TELL ME WHAT TO DRAW!

    $50 (+p&p)

    I would like a drawing of…

    Black & white:
    $30 (+p&p)

    I would like a drawing of…

    All prices are in US Dollars.
    Postage & packing (to anywhere) is $8.
    These are sketches, not fully-fledged commissions. If you want something more substantial, just drop me a line and let’s talk.
    Copyright in the drawings is retained by me, under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License (i.e. you’re welcome to share, copy and remix them, so long as it’s non-commercial and you give credit).

    Limited edition print: ‘Ylena’

    Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

    I’ve decided to start doing occasional limited edition prints, and this is the first one: ‘Ylena,’ which is based on the cover of Atlas #2.

    It’s a high quality giclée print on 320gsm German etching paper, 297mm x 420mm (A3) (i.e. 11.7 x 16.5 inches). Each print is signed and numbered by me, and the edition is limited to 50.

    The price is US$95 (shipping included).

    You can order one using this handy Paypal button (if you have any problems, click the “contact” link in the masthead and send me an email):

    Giclée print, signed & numbered by the artist
    Edition limited to 50
    US $95

    Now you can wear Hicksville Comics on your chest.

    Monday, December 20th, 2010

    Yes, I finally got around to making a Hicksville Comics t-shirt, which you can buy from RedBubble. Drape your delicate frame with an assortment of characters from Hicksville, The Magic Pen and Atlas. Or perhaps the delectable frame of a loved one or family member. Or hang it in the closet and forget you ever bought it. Use it to dry dishes. Put it on the dog. Really, it’s entirely up to you.

    Also available on kids’ clothing.

    Pohutukawa Coast Art Exhibition

    Friday, October 15th, 2010

    Just a quick note for those of you in Auckland this weekend. Our local school, Maraetai Beach School, is holding an art exhibition to raise funds, and there are three pages by me in there (two from Hicksville and a School Journal illustration). So if you feel like a drive out to the beach with a peek at some local art along the way, come along!

    The Pohutukawa Coast Art Exhibition
    Maraetai Beach School hall
    Opening: Friday 15 October, 7.30pm: $10
    (includes an auction of drawings by NZ celebrities)
    Hours: Saturday 16 – Sunday 17 October, 9am – 4pm: $5 entry (children free)