Category Archives: Commissions

9 June 2011 1:42 PM CDT

Heroes 2011, PR, & Stuff

Heroes was a blast and easily placed itself among my favorite cons. I didn’t expect the overwhelming number of commissions and folks buying originals. Drawing day and night was crazy but fun, and according to fellow artists, par for the course at Heroes. Don’t get me wrong – no artist will ever complain about having too much to draw:). There were so many kind people who stopped by my table and struck up conversation, and I got the opportunity to meet and hang out with artists I’ve admired for years. I got to have lunch with one commissioner, and the Drink and Draw was a lot of fun. I was able to get a few of my favorite commissions taken care of at the pizza shop over beers and laughs. At the Live Auction my donated Kitty and Lockheed piece went for $350, and I had the opportunity on the final day of the  con to sketch and draw with Dean Trippe of Project Rooftop, and Chris Moreno – both a lot of fun to work alongside over breakfast.

Also, coming out of Heroes; I am now with representation. Lastly – My redesigns of the New Mutants are now up on PR. Check out set 1 here and click back soon for set 2.

New work:

2 June 2011 7:32 AM CDT

Heroes Con!

I will be joining the masses of artists at Heroes Con in Charlotte, North Carolina this weekend at artist alley tables 118,119. This will be my first time at this Con and I’ve heard nothing but good things about it. Stop by the table, chat, say hi – I’ll be doing commission sketches with pal Matthew Petz of War of the Woods, and fellow Comic Social Club artists Bobby Timony, Kevin Colden, and selling sketchbooks and prints. My 2010 sketchbook is sold out, and the 2011-A sketchbook is in very limited supply. I expect to sell out at Heroes. My 2011-B sketchbook and the the Tolkien sketchbook (I know – a long time coming), will be available in time for the Baltimore and New York Comic Con’s and will be for sale online sometime in late July.

Friday night I plan to be at the Drink & Draw at Fuel Pizza starting at 7:30pm, so if you’d like ot buy me a beer and chat/draw – come on down! I also plan to check out two awesome panels (and you should as well – Friday at 1 PM – Room 206 – the Comic Twart panel, and at 3PM – Room 203B – Project Rooftop: Superhero Fashion. Hope to see many of you at the show :)

21 April 2011 9:52 AM CDT

Upcoming Cons, Commissions, & Projects Update

So much has happened since my last update, I scarcely know where to start. I’ve already been to two very busy and fun cons this year – Chicago’s C2E2 and one of the four Virginia Comic Cons. Here is my nearly postive Con schedule for the rest of the year:

  • Boston Comic Con
  • Virginia Comic Con (x2)
  • Heroes (Charlotte)
  • Baltimore Comic Con (BCC)
  • Dragon Con (Atlanta)
  • New York Comic Con (NYCC

I will be selling my sketchbooks while supplies last and hope to have my new Tolkien-oriented ThereAndBackAgain sketchbook ready for this coming Boston Comic Con where I will be doing commissions with Bobby Timony (Night Owls) and Ian Struckhoff (Black Label Comics). I will also have a few prints and bookmarks to sell as well. If you would like a commission at the con, I am opening the pre-con sketches now for Boston. Send me a note here for pricing.

So what have I been up to? I have been pitching various projects and am hard at work on a personal project I am considering turning into a web series. I promise more on this after I return from Boston, and with luck I’ll have more info about the pitches to share.

Dwarven Map! A project I worked on at the begining of the year has been printed and is available for a donation to a wonderful community, The Middle-earth network. Click here to learn more!

Lastly – Newish work – Below are a smattering of new pieces – commissions mostly, prints, and various bits over the last few months. I will do my best to post more frequently here when I update work on the various other networks, and will add these to the linked pages in the various galleries.

Smaug

15 March 2011 4:31 PM CDT

C2E2

I’ll be at C2E2 again in Chicago with the Comic Social Club (table E-1), sketching, chatting and commissioning. Keep an eye on my TwitPic feed as I’ll be constantly updating the feed with sketches and happening from the convention.

The Sketchbook:

I’ll be selling my 2011 series 1 sketchbook, and I’ve made a small number available via my Etsy shop while supplies last: LINK It features 32 pages of sketches done between September 2010 and February 2011 - 8 in color, 26 in Black & White. My 2010 sketchbook sold out, (I was able to hold onto 10 I might release later), so if interested, I urge you to pick up the 2011 SB at the show or online soon, as it’s another small run.

Commissions:

If you’re interested in a commission, I’m opening up 10 slots for the convention. I mail commissions if you are not attending when I return. If you are attending – let me know in advance. Please send me a note HERE about rates if interested.

New Art:

So much new art to post! I’ll be updating the gallery tonight and tomorrow night before I leave for Chicago. If you’re interested in seeing some of the new stuff prior to then, please check out my Deviant Art Page. LINK

Lastly – a huge thank you to everyone who has sent me emails, notes, tweets, and “liked” my work over the last year. A huge thanks to all who have commissioned me for illustrations and sketches at cons and via my site, and to those who follow me on twitter, facebook, deviant Art and here. I am constantly humbled by all of your support and am honored by each of you. I hope to see many of you in coming days :)

UPDATE: I now have 8 slots left for commissions.

24 February 2011 10:56 AM CST

New Azure, Harveys, & Other Bits

We are almost 2 months into the new year and I’m finally getting around to posting an update!? I know, I suck :) . But in my defense, I’ve been busy, busy, busy. First – AZURE Issue 4 is now available via ComiXology, and DC Apps, as well as online via ComiXology and DC, AND is also available on the PSP. Each issue is still just 99¢ and I suspect you’ll see issues 5 and 6 drop in the following weeks. Here’s a one page preview:

Azure Page 75

The Harvey Awards ballots have just gone live here. If you are a comic industry professional – please consider AZURE for Best Online Comics Work, and/or myself for Most Promising New Talent (AZURE).

So what have I been up to lately? I’ve been working on three comic pitches, two of which are with fantastic writers while I am covering the art chores, and the last is one of my gestating egg-type projects I hope to birth once the other two are pitched. Aside from those, I’m working on a fantastic map project with amazing printmaker Mark Ostley. More on that later. I’ve also had a few waves commissions I’ll be uploading to the site soon.

Lastly – I’m going to have 3 sketchbooks for sale at various conventions this coming year. Last year’s was so well recieved, and I’ve done so much work and commissions since that small run, that this year I am making a J.R.R.-oriented sketchbook from both old and new ThereAndBackAgain work, an October 2010-March 2011 Sketchbook, and then an April 2011-November 2011 Sketchbook. All will be in small runs again, and folks will be able to pre-order them via paypal soon.

I’ll post another update tomorrow with something special and many new art links. There’s simply too much to cram into one post.

~D

24 November 2010 2:02 PM CST

VA Comic Con Post-Game Report

VA Comic Con is going down as one of my favorite cons of this year, if not the favorite. Not only did the Comic Social Club have a great showing, I think some of the best con art I’ve ever done was there, and I met some of the best con-goers of any convention. Only taking a 10 minute break on Sunday from drawing and chatting with fans, Peter & Bobby Timony and myself were constantly selling prints and sketchbooks while gossiping with convention folk. I got to meet and draw beside art-legend Joe Jusko, and watch him work one some really amazing sketch pieces. What a great guy. I also had a ton of fans chat me up about AZURE and ask about when the next issues were hitting.

The print was a big hit and sketchbooks and prints alike nearly sold out. Look for that piece to be in a calendar due from me very soon.

Here are some of the con commissions done at the show, some pics of me and the guys working, and the print I had at the show:

Elric of Melnibone Retro Laser Girl Jean Grey Phoenix by Daniel Govar   Peter Timony, Bobby Timony, & Me 

16 November 2010 6:05 PM CST

Projects Update & VA Comic Con

Live in Virginia? Like Comics? Come on down to the Virgina Comic Con on November 20th and 21st where I’ll be doing sketches, selling sketchbooks and prints (while supplies last), and milling about with fellow Comic Social Clubbers Mike Zagari and Bobby Timony. I will have 10 commission slots open for the con – prices are listed on this Commissions Page.

**EDIT** – I now have just 7 slots open for the Virginia Comic Con Commissions.

Projects – I am working on two swquential pitches right now and have just taken on a rather cool Middle-earth-oriented project I can’t discuss just yet. More to come on that soon. As to the comic pitches – Both are with others handling the writing chores while I help with plot and direction along with the art side of things. What about Azure? Write HERE and tell them you want more, more, more, more…

What on earth is 30 Characters and why am I blasting out original characters each day? It’s a challenge I took on at the urging of fellow creator Tyler James, to create 30 characters in 30 days, one for each day of November. It sounded simple until one actually starts putting them together and realizes to do justice to a character you have to put some love into them. It was a fun challenge last year, and this years is a lot of fun also, but perhaps more stressful, (I had to up the ante a bit). As an awesome bonus, many of my creator friends joined in the fun as we keep pushing one another to do one better each day.

Many more to come, but here is where I stand after two weeks worth of character making:

29 October 2010 8:21 AM CDT

30 Characters & Other Bits

 

This November I will be taking on the 30 Characters in 30 Days challenge again. What is this? It’s a challenge to create 30 original characters in 30 days – one for each day in November. So far 125+ creators of comics and art have registered to participate, with more streaming in by the minute (literally). Check out the link. I’ve been diligently working on the website getting it up to snuff with help from a ton of people. There is a link to the 2009 final entries collecting most of last years characters, including my own that I did for the challenge. I also have my profile up for the challenge here.

  • Aside from 30Characters, I’ve been bombarded by commissions for the first half of November. Thanks to everyone for all the interest and your pieces are being worked on daily. Most of you I’ve given notes on when you’ll receive your packages. If not, it’s in the que and I’ll update you as it draws near. If anyone wants a commission I can take on about 6 more prior to the holidays. Send me a note via “Contact” at the top of the page.
  • Where is Azure issue 4? The most asked question I get. The short answer – it’s been with DC Comics being converted to their digital format, and then in a holding pattern to be released. With luck it will be up and online soon for PSP, online, and i-Devices.
  • What else am I working on? The second most asked question I get. I am currently working on two pitches with a third in the gestation phase. I might post some stuff for those during 30Characters. ;) More Azure? Perhaps…who knows…
7 October 2010 10:40 AM CDT

NYCC 2010, Sketches/Sketchbooks, Times

I’ll be messin around at the NYCC with the Comic Social Club – selling sketchbooks and prints as well as doing comission sketches. I’ll be at the booth at these times:
Friday: 10am-11am, 1-3pm Saturday: 3pm-6pm Sunday: 11:30am-1pm I’ll probably be there at other times, but you’re gauranteed to catch me there then.

Prices are below:

2010 sketchbook - $15 (includes quick sketch)(BEST DEAL – and I don’t have many left…)

Sketches:

Hellboy

9x12 B&W – Ink - $30

Baron Mawr Vintner

9x12 B&W – Pencil - $20

Gollum Sketch

7x10 B&W – Pencil - $15

Etrigan

7x10 - Ink - $20

Burn 2

9x12 watercolour - $50

Also, I’ll have a super big 14×20 tablet and one comission I will be working on at the show at that size. If you want one of those inquire, but note the pricing starts higher. I can of course do pencil, ink, and watercolour. Hope to see you at the big show!

25 August 2010 9:02 AM CDT

Sketchbooks!

Daniel Govar Sketchbook 2009-2010I should be getting them in tomorrow, but I wanted to share the cover piece and a few details about them:

» 28 pages of art, 8 color, 20 B&W
» Pencil sketches, ink pieces, watercolour pieces, and digital works
» Most art created in 3hrs or less
» Works spanning August 2009 – August 2010
» Sketch card area at the back of the book for a personal piece

In other news, I have just 5 more slots open for commissions at the Baltimore Comic Con. If you want to make sure you get a commissioned peice, drop me a note here.

2016 Convention Schedule (confirmed)

C2E2 – Chicago, IL - March 18-20
Emerald City CC – Seattle, WA - April 7-10
MegaCon – Orlando, FL - May 26-29
Awesome Con – May 29-31 – Washington, DC
Heroes Con – June 19-21 – Charlotte, NC
Boston Comic Con - Aug12-14 - Boston, MA
Dragon Con - Sept2-5 - Atlanta, GA
NYCC – October 8-11 – New York, NY
Jekyll Island Comic Con - Dec10-11 - Jekyll Island, GA

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