Small Business Saturday/Sunday Sale!

The holidays are a special time for many of us. Getting together with family and friends, enjoying traditions, opening up to new experiences, and reflecting on important memories. Some of those memories may involve standing in line for way too long at too early an hour to get a seriously good deal on some AirPods or purchase a gift card for that one cousin who never puts anything tangible on their Christmas list (we all have at least one).

It’s also a great time to support the little guy – small business owners, local crafters, and yes, even artists. In celebration of that, I’ll be opening a few slots for commissions and, as an added incentive, offering a special discount for folks THIS WEEKEND ONLY!

Starting at midnight tonight, I’ll be offering a 15% discount for any original art commissioned through Sunday at 11:59pm CST. I’ll also include a free small print and sticker with every order. Sale prices are as follows:

Single Character – B&W on 9×12: $29.75

Single Character – Color on 9×12: $42.50

Single Character – Color on 4.25×5.5”: $21.25

Single Character – Color on 5×7”: $25.50

Single Character – Color on Sketch Card: $8.50

Additional Characters (9×12 only): $12.75 (B&W); $17 (Color)

Please send me a request via email at cameron.kieffer@gmail.com with your name, type of commission, and information on the character you’re requesting. If you are requesting a caricature or an original character of your own creation, please include reference photos and any other details you would like me to include. Drop-off options can be arranged if you are in the Topeka area, otherwise shipping costs will apply.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions. Thank you for your support and happy holidays!

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2022 Con Schedule

I’m not exactly sure where the year is going but it’s somehow already April, which, in Kansas, means there are only a few more weeks of winter. That also means it’s the start of Con Season! This summer will see my long-awaited return to Salina, as well as my debut at Fountain City. More shows may be announced but for now, here’s what we got:

Planet Comicon – April 22-24

Salina Comic Con – July 16-17

Fountain City Con – July 30-31

Slash and Bash Film Festival – August 26-27

Freestate Comic Con – September 10

Air Capital Comic Con – November 5-6

Pre-show commissions are currently open for Planet Comic Con! Slots are limited so get your requests in now! See details and prices here

Pre-show commissions open for Planet Comicon!

We’re just over one week til the first convention of the year (and the first one I’ll be attending since 2019!) and I’ve got a few slots open for pre-con commissions. Options are as follows:

  • Single character, black & white on 9″x12″: $35
  • Single character, color on 9″x12″: $50
  • Single character, black & white on blank sketch cover: $45
  • Single character, color on blank sketch cover: $60
  • Single character, color on 4.25”x5.5″: $25
  • Sketch card, color on 2.5”x3.5” artist trading card: $10
  • Additional characters, black & white: $15; color: $20 (available on 9×12 or sketch covers only).
  • Background, black & white: $15+; color: $20+ (available on 9×12 or sketch covers only; price may vary based on complexity).

If you wish to make a request, you may send me a message via Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, or you can go the old-fashioned route and email me (all social media and contact info here). Whichever method you prefer, please provide the following information:

  • First and last name.
  • The type of commission you’d like (see above).
  • The name of the character(s) you would like. Please include any preferences, such as costume, era, or alternate reality doppelgänger (example: Wolverine, Age of Apocalypse).
  • If your character is an original creation (OC), please include reference images, color preferences, and a brief description. I like to know a little something about the characters I draw so I can include aspects of their personality!
  • I will accept payment via PayPal prior to the show.

Pieces will be available for pick-up during show hours on Friday and Saturday but no later than 4:00pm on Sunday, April 24. Once the con is over, any unclaimed commissions will be shipped to the customer at their expense, unless you contact me to make different arrangements.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions and as always, thank you for your support!

No CONtact Commissions Open!

Well, it’s the middle of November and that means Con Season has officially come to a close. Whereas most years I’d be assessing my inventory and supplies, planning out next year’s schedule, and taking a much needed rest, this year is a little different. While I’ve been fortunate enough to have clients reach out for an illustration here and there, the actual con experience was completely nonexistent. Every show I had lined up was postponed or outright cancelled and with good reason. Let’s face it, cons are great but I’m not about to risk being the cause of someone getting sick, nor am I willing to risk my own health or that of my loved ones.

But enough about that – let’s move on to the real meat of the post: shameless self-promotion! I’m opening up slots for some pre-con style commissions. These are drawn on 9″x12″ smooth Strathmore Bristol sheets. Blank sketch covers are also available in the same price range but the price may vary depending on the cost of the book itself. I don’t currently have an inventory of my available blanks but I’ve got quite a variety, so feel free to inquire at any time. I also have smaller-scale options for the budget (or space)-conscious.

If you wish to make a request, you may send me a message via Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, or you can go the old-fashioned route and email me (all social media and contact info here). Whichever method you prefer, please provide the following information:

  • First and last name.
  • Your complete shipping address.
  • The type of commission you’d like (Options listed below).
  • The name of the character(s) you would like. Please include any preferences, such as costume, era, or alternate reality doppelgänger (example: Wolverine, Age of Apocalypse).
  • If your character is an original creation (OC), please include reference images, color preferences, and a brief description. I like to know a little something about the characters I draw so I can include aspects of their personality!

Once I receive your request, I will respond at my earliest convenience so we can make PayPal payment arrangements and I can start drawing for you. This is where the fun begins!

These are my current Pre-Con style commission options and rates:

  • Single character, black & white on 9″x12″: $30
  • Single character, color on 9″x12″: $45
  • Single character, black & white on blank sketch cover: $35
  • Single character, color on blank sketch cover: $50
  • Single character, color on 4.25”x5.5″: $20
  • Sketch card, color on 2.5”x3.5” artist trading card: $10
  • Additional characters, black & white: $10; color: $15 (available on 9×12 or sketch covers only).
  • U.S. shipping/handling: $5 – 8 for USPS Priority Mail anywhere in the US. Price may vary by location. As a courtesy, I will provide tracking information to you once the item has shipped. Due to COVID-19, please consider that some shipments and delivery could be delayed. I apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions and as always, thank you for your support!

[UPDATE] New Year, Same Site

Since it’s just a few weeks until my first con of 2020 I wanted to provide my schedule of upcoming shows, as well as my standard price list.  If you’re not able to attend any of the cons but would like to commission something you can always hit me up on the Twitters @cameronkieffer, the Instas @cameron.kieffer, message me on the Book of Faces or just email me directly at cameron.kieffer@gmail.com.

Upcoming Show Schedule

NEW DATE: Planet Comicon: August 14 – 16; Overland Park, KS

CANCELLED: TopCon Pop Expo: September 19 – 20; Topeka, KS

Prices

Sketch Card/Bookmark: B&W – $5; Color – $10

4 x 6, Single Character Only: Color – $20

9 x 12, Single Character: B&W- $30 Color – $45

Additional Characters: B&W – $10; Color – $15

Sketch cover, Single Character: B&W – $30; Color – $45

Additional Characters: B&W – $10; Color – $15

Throwback Thursday – Deadpool

Hey everybody! This week I’m celebrating Throwback Thursday, as well as the lomg-awaited release of “Deadpool 2” by sharing a couple of past commissions featuring the Merc with a Mouth, along with a few new pieces, including a couple never-before seen sketches!

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Bookmark – Deadpool eating a taco.

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Sketch cover – very early attempt at using Copics. Commissioned at the first ever Topcon Geek Expo.

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Sketch card – most recent drawing of good ol’ Wade, still currently in my inventory.

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Cable

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Domino

These last two are brand new sketch cards, currently in progress, featuring Deadpool’s newest co-stars Cable and Domino. I plan to have these two cleaned up and colored by the time I catch the film this weekend. Have a great week!

New art – Rey

I’m getting ready for my next show so time to show off some new original art I’ll have available. First is my finished Rey piece from “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” I’ve been working on this off and on for months (the original pencil sketch was started back in November!) so I’m ecstatic to finally be done and to get to reveal the finished product.

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DVa sticker WIP

Haven’t posted much lately so I thought I’d share progress pics for some of my recent projects. First up are the original sketches that evolved into my sticker design of D.V.a from the game “Overwatch.”  While I prefer drawing and coloring by hand, mostly working with traditional media, the below drawings were created digitally using the Sketches Pro app.

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Rough pencil sketch

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Pencils and some inks.

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Fully inked and colored.

Open for commissions this holiday season!

Hey everyone, with the holiday season is full-swing, I figured there’s no better time to let everyone know my commission schedule is open in case you want to gift someone some original art.  Prices and examples are as follows:

Original Sketches:

Whether you want black and white or full-color, I have various sizes available depending on how much space your recipient has.  Prices range from only $5 to $30*.

  9 x 12                                              Sketch Card                                          Bookmark

B&W $20; Color $30                    B&W $5; Color $10                          B&W $5; Color $10

Sketch Covers $25 B&W; $35 Color

If interested, you can contact me via email at cameron.kieffer@gmail.com, or send me a message on Facebook or @cameronkieffer on either Twitter or Instagram.

*Prices may vary due to complexity or specific instructions (such as likenesses)