Monday, February 23, 2015

CAR CRASH COMMISSION DRIVE

I was in a serious car accident this past weekend. A young man ran a red light and hit my passenger side. I walked away from it with only a couple bruises, but my car, which I just bought two months earlier, is totaled. I've done the whole insurance thing, and the bottom line is, any money I would get from the kid's insurance won't even scratch the surface of replacing my car. I don't have the time or inclination to fret over legalities or financial retribution. What's done is done, and I have a life and a career to keep functional. To do that, I need a new car. So, I am opening up a commission drive that will specifically go towards this need. Here are the details:
  • The commissions will be black and white inked commissions drawn at 8.5 x 11" in size.
  • I will draw one or two characters in each piece, depending on which you prefer.
  • Subject matter is up to the client, though I would prefer these be of an "all ages appropriate" level. Caricatures, familiar characters from all areas of pop culture, and especially my own characters are fair game.
  • The rates will be: $110 for people in the U.S., $120 for people outside the U.S. This will cover cost of shipping.
  • I would prefer to take these commissions without there being a strict deadline for their completion. If you needed one by a specific time, let me know and I'll try to accommodate.
  • I am accepting all payments through my PayPal account, which can be accessed at: fourpanelhero@hotmail.com. I ask that any orders be sent through the "friends/family" option to avoid service charges.
  • Anyone wishing to discuss this drive or place an order should reach me at jayfosgitt@gmail.com

I have just over $3,000 saved up right now. So my goal is to bring in a minimum of fifty commissions so I'll have at least $8,000 to put towards a car. I'm putting this out on all my other social media sites as well. If you can join in, fantastic. If you can't, I certainly understand, and won't hold it against anybody for declining. We're all in a financial pinch these days, and I don't want to inconvenience anyone.

Feel free to spread the word on this offer. I'll keep people posted on its progress, and will let everyone know when and if I reach my goal.

Lastly, I'll remind collectors that I have original "My Little Pony" and "Bodie Troll" pages for sale at Comic Art House​'s website, which you can reach through the links I've provided. Any sale in the coming months will help put me back behind the wheel and keep me coming to comic conventions.

As ever, thank you for all your support, no matter what form it may take.

--Jay

5 comments:

Noel Leonard said...

Thank goodness you were not seriously injured but it is a shame the cost of your car won't be covered.

Leticia Holt said...

It’s great to know that you managed to keep a positive outlook about it, and decided to move forward despite that tragic accident. Also, it’s good that you weren’t very injured in the incident, especially since your car was deemed totaled afterwards. Anyway, how are things doing with the commission? I hope you were able to hit your target for it. Good luck, and take care!

Modesto Culbertson said...

Accidents like that could be really traumatizing and quite stressful to deal with. But it’s good to know that you’re dealing with it quite positively. On the other hand, I hope things with your artworks and commissions are doing well. Thanks for sharing this with us! Good luck!

Micheal Miller said...

I see this was posted last February. I hope things have picked up. Offering your services like this should've helped. :) Unfortunately, I can't afford any of this right now. I'm outta work, the holidays drained me, my refrigerator broke down, the transmission on my SUV died and my son wrecked my other two cars between Thanksgiving and Christmas. I'm thinking about writing a country song.

Micheal Miller @ Butler Kia Fishers

Diana Hayes said...

I can really relate to that. I was injured in a car crash and needed to start saving for a new car too!!! Your idea of raising the money with commissions doing something you are great at really gave me the inspiration to try the same thing but with writing. Thank you for your unique idea!

Diana Hayes @ Baldwin Subaru