Monday, May 2, 2011

HeroesCon 2011 - Advance Sketch List

It's almost time for HEROESCON 2011!

My advance sketch list is officially open. 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. Paying fees for PayPal is not a bother, so if this is a convenient option for you, please use it.

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. This worked out great at the Pittsburgh Comicon and at MegaCon earlier this year. I can take Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover.

Cash: You can pay for the art when you arrive and/or pick it up.

Special Note: I will be doing inked sketches at the show and will bring materials to do color work. But if you really want a color piece, I would suggest getting on the list and allowing me to do it in the studio. I am terribly slow doing color work at a show. :)

Please send your questions and requests to gene_gonzales(at)mac(dot)com with "HeroesCon 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 HeroesCon 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.

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 most likey 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. And there is no limit to any individual. 1 or 100, that's fine. Well, 100 will require more time, but I'm up to the challenge. :)

I may post some of the finished pieces here on the blog ahead of time. But that will only be done with the permission of the person commissioning the piece(s) and if they have paid in advance.

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!

And Thanks!

This is Post #1309


Little John said...

I sent you an email. I sure did!

Comix Book Gurl said...

I can not wait to see all the awesome. :)

Gene Gonzales said...

Yes you did, John! Thanks!

Spazzy, you really need to make it to this show sometime. Good times!

Lan Pitts said...


Comix Book Gurl said...

Maybe next YEAR!!!!!! I SO WANNA MEET YOU! and give you a gift coffee! haha

Sandman said...

Hi Gene,

I sent an email to your yahoo account but am not sure it went through. I sent a request for a HeroesCon sketch of Aquaman in ink.

Submitting it this way too to make sure I covered aall the bases.


Mark S.

Gene Gonzales said...

Hi Mark, I don't know where you got the Yahoo address. I haven't used that in years. I only had it for a Yahoo group I was part of years ago.

My instructions in this post is to send me an email to my "gene_gonzales(at)mac(dot)com" with "HeroesCon Sketch List" in the subject line. This is my business email that is listed on all my sites including this one. It's the best way to reach me. I will put you on my sketch list, but please send me an email to that address so I can have a record of your request and your actual email address.

Sorry for any confusion this has caused you.