Todd Nauck “Stay At Home Con” Commission list NOW CLOSED

My Todd Nauck “Stay At Home Con” Wave 2 Commission list is CURRENTLY CLOSED!
A LOT of emails have come in right away and I had to close off this list. I will be responding to emailed requests very soon and will take on as many of these as I can.Stay tuned to my site for updates.And if you were not able to submit a request this round, please keep an eye out for a possible WAVE 3!Thank you so much for your interest in and support for my art!

Please include ALL of the following info in the body of your email pre-con commission request:

  1. Your first and last name.
  2. The type of commission you’re looking for (Options listed below!).
  3. The name of character you would like for that commission. (Please specify if there is a certain costume or era for your character choice and alternate choices. Please send low res jpegs.)
  4. List 3 alternate characters (in case I am not able to fulfill your first character request. Certain actor/celebrity likenesses and possibly video game, anime, and certain movie/TV characters may be declined).

If I reply back, you are on my pre-con commission list! I will try and accommodate as many pre-con requests as I can.
If you receive an email reply, it will contain info on how you can pay for your commission to lock it in.

PRE-CON COMMISSION OPTIONS:

  • All commissions are single character.
  • Half figure black and white on 9″x12″: $350
  • Half figure color Copic markers on 9″x12″: $450
  • Head shot black and white on 7″x10″: $100
  • Head shot color on 7″x10″: $150
  • LIMIT ONE (1) commission per person.
    *NOTE: Commission requests that require celebrity or actor likenesses may be declined. No personal or your creator-owned characters, please.
    *NOTE: There is an extra charge for half-and-half requests (like half Spider-Man/half Peter Parker)
    *NOTE: The Copic Marker website says: “Dyes are artificial material made through chemical processes and are not usually as archival as pigment products. In general, dyes are susceptible to ultraviolet rays. Copic inks are a dye and Copic-colored images will fade under direct sunlight or fluorescent light. If your artwork with Copic will be put up in well-lighted area, it is better to seal it with a UV blocking seal.” https://copic.jp/en/support/f3-3/ 

Pre-con commissions are drawn on 9″x12″ smooth Strathmore Bristol board. If you want yours on a sketch cover, we can discuss that possibility in our email request chain. That will depend on what blank sketch covers I have available and would be an extra charge.

NOTE: Due to the number of emails I may receive along with other deadlines and studio commissions, I cannot guarantee I will be able to reply to every request. If you do not receive a reply from me, it means I ran out of time and could not accommodate any further requests.
But I may do another round of “Stay At Home Con” commissions. Stay tuned for updates!

I thank EVERYONE for their continued support and understanding.
-Todd

Todd Nauck “Stay At Home Con” commission art opportunities!

Hi, everyone!
I know many of us have been maintaining our health, safety and wellness during this COVID-19 season with staying at home and social distancing.
A lot of our favorite comic conventions have been canceled or postponed.

Many of you are on my closed official studio commission list. I am moving through that list now. If you’ve been patiently waiting, your name may be nearing the top of that list! This list IS a top priority. But there is downtime between emailing the clients currently on that official list, processing payment, drawing the commission and getting things going with the next clients.

So to maximize my time for those who want a pre-con style piece amidst my work on my official studio commission list, I am opening up a limited time “Todd Nauck Stay At Home Con” commission list window with a limited number of spots! (Approximately spanning one week .)
(This is ONLY for U.S. “Stay At Home Con” commission requests at this time. I hope to do some for international requests at some point if I can. COVID-19 has caused some challenges with international shipping that entails extended time spent in a physical post office.)

I am NOT taking “Stay At Home Con” email requests now! 🙂
Info on how to get on my “Todd Nauck Stay At Home Con” Commission list will post HERE on my front page Monday, April 13, 2020 at 5pm Pacific/8Pm Eastern.

Here is what I plan to do:
1. I will open up for some pre-con style studio commissions. Options and prices listed below. On Monday, April 13 at 5pm Pacific Time/8pm Eastern Time, I will post a new announcement HERE on my site stating the “Todd Nauck Stay At Home Con Commission” list is now open with very specific info I need to collate my list.
2. There will be a CODE WORD in the post’s subject heading AND in bold letters in the body of the post. This word goes in the subject of YOUR email at that time. My email address will be mail@wildguard.com.
3. You will send me that email with all the required commission info in the body of your email:

  • Your first and last name.
  • The type of commission you’re looking for (Options listed below!).
  • The name of character (and specific costume/era) you would like for that commission.
  • At least 3 alternate characters (in case I am not able to fulfill your first character request. Certain actor/celebrity likenesses and possibly video game, anime, and certain movie/TV characters may be declined).

4. I will reply to as many Stay At Home Con commission requests as I can. If you receive a reply, you are on the list and we can make PayPal payment arrangements and I draw and mail out your commissioned art!
If you do not receive a reply, I may be maxed out for this window of “Stay At Home Con” commissions. Or I may take on a few more requests if I can complete the initial list and there is still time.
5. If this goes well, I may do another round of Stay At Home Con Commissions as soon as I can!

All commissions are single character!
These pre-con style commissions are drawn on 9″x12″ smooth Strathmore Bristol board. If you want yours on a sketch cover, we can discuss that possibility in your email request chain. That will depend on what blank sketch covers I have available and would be an extra charge.

These are my current Pre-Con style commission options and rates. Limit ONE commission per person.

  • Half figure black and white on 9″x12″: $350
  • Half figure color Copic markers on 9″x12″: $450
  • Head shot black and white on 7″x10″: $100
  • Head shot color on 7″x10″: $150
  • Half and half character requests (like half Peter Parker/half Spider-Man) will require an extra charge.
  • Shipping/handling will be $10 for USPS Priority Mail. If you want to insure your shipment, that price can be calculated.
    *NOTE: Commission requests that require celebrity or actor likenesses (and possibly video game, anime, and certain movie/TV characters) may be declined. No personal or your creator-owned characters, please.
    *NOTE:
    The Copic Marker website says: “Dyes are artificial material made through chemical processes and are not usually as archival as pigment products. In general, dyes are susceptible to ultraviolet rays. Copic inks are a dye and Copic-colored images will fade under direct sunlight or fluorescent light. If your artwork with Copic will be put up in well-lighted area, it is better to seal it with a UV blocking seal.” https://copic.jp/en/support/f3-3/ 

To those that have been on my Official Studio Commission list, this is a separate opportunity, just like a comic con pre-con list.
If you have been on that official list, you can still participate in this opportunity and keep you spot on the official list if you’d like! Feel free to submit your request during “Stay At Home Con”! (I will be continuing to tackle my current official studio commission list during this time, and hope to reopen that official list for new clients in the future!)

See you here Monday, April 13, 2020 at 5pm Pacific time/8pm Eastern.
My thanks for your interest in my commissioned art
Stay safe and well!
Todd

ALL-NEW Todd Nauck convention commission list procedure!

Hi, friends and fans that I see or will meet on the convention circuit!

This is my all new convention commission list procedure! This post is kinda long so please read carefully!
I have a limited list of requests for convention commissions I take for each day of the convention I’m appearing at.

The night before each individual day of a con, I will take as many pre-booked spots as I can for that next day of the convention.

To get a spot on that next day’s list, you will need to visit this site’s front page (toddnauck.com) at 8pm (for the time zone that convention is in) for a code word. I suggest subscribing to my RSS feed (the orange square under Spidey on my site’s front page or at bottom of front page if on a mobile device!) to get email updates for when new updates post to my site.

Once the code word has posted, send me an email with the following criteria:

A new CODE WORD will be in red bold type in an all new post stating the next day’s commission list is OPEN. That CODE WORD goes in the email’s subject heading.
In the email’s body, I need:

  1. Your name.
  2. Specify if you are an attendee or exhibitor.
    (I allow only one exhibitor on my commission list for each day of the convention. The other spots are allotted for attendees. Badges will be checked the following day.)
  3. The type of commission you’re looking for (see options listed below).
  4. The name of character you would like for that commission.
  5. At least 3 alternate characters (in case I am not able to fulfill your first character suggestion request).
  6. Specify if you want your commission on my art board or if you are bringing a sketch cover or sketch book for your commission.
  7. List which days of the con you will be attending.
    (NOTE: You MUST be attending that convention to be on the list for that specific convention weekend. I will not be able to mail any commissions out from or after the convention.)
  8. Since I can take very few half figures each day, you may want to list a head shot alternate choice in case you make the list but I’ve already filled up on half figure commission allotment.

If I reply back, you are on that next day’s list! I will reply with how you can pay for your commission to lock it in. You must check in at my table the next day to secure your spot otherwise it will be offered up to someone else that day on the show floor.
I will either draw your commission on the con floor that next day or finish it in the hotel that next night for pick up the following day (and there is the slight possibility I will draw a commission or commissions the night of accepting requests, time permitting).

YOU MUST BRING YOUR I.D. and CONVENTION BADGE/PASS FOR COMMISSION PICK-UP!
I will specify a time for you to come by my table for you to confirm and pay for your commission. If you have not done so my that time that spot on the list will be offered up to those at my table via dice roll.

Due to the number of emails I may receive, I cannot guarantee I will be able to reply if you do not make the next day’s list. So if you haven’t heard back from me by the following morning, my list for that day has filled.

I will repeat this email process with a new code word each night before the next day of that convention. So if you didn’t get on my list on Thursday night for Friday’s list, there is always Friday night’s code word to get a shot at Saturday’s list and so on.
Remember! Each code word is ONLY for that following day’s list! So the weekend would look kinda like this (depending on length of the specific convention):

  • Wednesday night code word email for Thursday’s list
  • Thursday night code word email for Friday’s list
  • Friday night code word email for Saturday’s list
  • Saturday night code word email for Sunday’s list

Here are my current convention commission prices/options!
All commissions are single character!

  • Head shot black and white on 7″x10″ (roughly) art board, on your sketch cover comic, or personal sketchbook: $60
  • Head shot color Copic markers on 7″x10″ (roughly) art board, on your sketch cover comic, or personal sketchbook: $100
  • Half figure black and white on 9″x12″ art board, on your sketch cover comic, or personal sketchbook: $200
  • Half figure color Copic markers on 9″x12″ art board, on your sketch cover comic, or personal sketchbook: $300
  • CGC grading (or other comics grading services) for commissions drawn on sketch covers, add $10 to the commission price.
    (NOTE! This does not include the comics grading service’s fee. Check with your comics grading service to see what they charge to grade a sketch cover commission.)
    *NOTE: Commission requests that require celebrity or actor likenesses may be declined. No personal or your creator-owned characters, please.

On the rare chance a day’s list doesn’t fill up or if a person does not check in for their slot, I may still accept commission requests at my table on the show floor.

I know this is a lot of info to take in. It may even seem confusing. But I’ve been wracking my brain to find a new and as fair as possible convention commission list procedure that does not require people to have to get up unreasonably early and/or run to my table to try to get a spot on my list.

I sure hope this works and makes things less stressful for everyone in the long run!
I’ll also have some 9×12 pre-drawn studio commissions and 11×17 original comic art pages for sale at my table as well as limited edition prints and sketchbooks.
Click HERE for more info! And check back here for any possible updates to this info!

I thank EVERYONE for their continued support and understanding.
You all are awesome and I hope you will stop by my table to say “Hi!”
-Todd