Monday, March 28, 2011

Pittsburgh Comicon 2011 Advance Sketch List

Artwork © 2011 Gene Gonzales

It's that time folks! Pittsburgh ComiCon is April 15-17 and it is time to open up the advance sketch list. I will work on this list leading up to the convention. Especially the more complicated pieces. There are a few changes to the process this year so please look over the details provided below :)


Inked sketches: single figure, on 11" x 17" Bristol Board: $50.00

Acrylic painted: single figure on 12" x 16" (approximate size): 150.00

Canson pieces: single figure on 11" x 17": 125.00.

Payment: Here is the big changes this year. There will be three options for payment:

PayPal: You may pay in advance for your request using PayPal. Please contact me first with your request before you send money.

Credit Card at the Con: This is the first year I will be accepting major credit cards at a convention. I have signed up with Square ( in order to do so. Fast and secure.

Cash: You can pay for the art when you pick it up. 

Special Note: I will only be doing inked sketches at the show. It's was a bit much last year to bring paint and pencils and a variety of boards and brushes with me on the plane. So if you have a request for a Canson piece or a painted piece, please order now and I will bring the finished art with me.
Please send your questions and requests with "Pittsburgh ComiCon Sketch List" in the subject line of your email. This will really help me keep track of everything.

This advance list is only for those attending Pittsburgh ComiCon 2011 in person. I do request that if you are on my list and are not going to make it, please let me know. And if possible, please pick up your artwork as soon as you can when you arrive at the convention. Or pay for your spot on the list, whichever applies.

I may ask for reference if I don't know the character or if I can't find it on the web at the show.
You can email me links to references before the show. I can alway print them out and take them with me if I need to .

An advantage to getting on the list early gives me some time to think about your request(s), bounce ideas around in my head, maybe doodle ideas in my sketchbook, and possibly show up at the con with your finished piece. There is a finite amount of requests I can take. I do not know what that number is because I don't know the requests. So sign up early and often. :)

If you have any questions about the sketch list, please ask. And even if you are not getting something but will be at the show, please drop by and say "hi".

Other Convention Stuff

I will have other original art at the show, some you have seen here on this blog. I will also have my new sketchbook. This book will feature commissions/pin-ups done on color Canson paper. I will also have prints for sale.

This was a lot of information to cover. If anything is confusing to you, let me know and I will do my best to clarify. And please excuse any typos. :)

Here we go!

This is Post #1269


Brian Jones said...

Sign me up!

Gary M. Peiffer said...

I have sent you myrequest!

Royce Thrower said...

Still debating. ARRRRGGHHHHH!

Brian Jones said...

Pittsburgh is lovely this time of year ;) Do it Royce!

Gene Gonzales said...

You got it Brian, thanks!

Thanks Gary!

You only live once Royce! Come on up. :)

tj said...

My request is on its way. I can't let Brian have all the fun!

Gary M. Miller said...

Well, gee, I guess I'll just have to go and do this, too! Email forthcoming, Gene!

loftjg316 said...

Gene, kinda last minute, but I gotta have another Tomb Raider (Lara Croft) piece from you. The wife and I look forward to meeting you in Pittsburgh. Specs coming.

Gene Gonzales said...

Sounds good. Just email me at gene_gonzales(at) Thanks!