Thursday, September 9, 2010

Billy Tan New York Comic Con Pre-Orders

We are currently accepting 4 more commissions for Billy Tan's commission list for New York Comic Con.

All Pre-orders must be pre-paid before the con to be considered on Billy's commission list

Billy's commission pricing is as follows:

Head Sketch - $50

Bust - $100

Torso - $150

Full figure/minimal background (artist's discretion) -$250

If you would like to pre-order a commission or would like to ask some questions, please contact me at


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Sanford Greene NYCC Pre-orders

We are currently accepting pre-orders for NYCC show commissions for Sanford Greene. All pre-orders must be paid for before NYCC for you to be considered on Sanford's commission list.

We will accept payments until the Friday before the show.

Sanford's pricing is as follows:


pen and ink

one character


*any additional character is negotiable

Please note: Buyers will be responsible for covering the Paypal fees for any preordered commissions.

email me at for more information or requests


Sunday, September 5, 2010

Lamest blog ever

I've been so swamped with stuff that I've completely neglected this part of my networking for a very long time. I'll be posting up NYCC pre-orders in the next couple of days along with the pricing for the artists involved. Thanks for not snoring through this brief update :0).



Sunday, June 28, 2009

Dave Simons Memorial Service

I have just received the following e-mail from Dave's sister, Bette Simons.

Dave's memorial service is scheduled for Sunday July 19th at 12:30pm. It will be held at The Church of Scientology 227 W. 46th St. Manhattan, NY 10036. Phone 212-921-1210.

Another reason for this email is that I would like, in lieu of flowers, donations to be made to the organizations that meant the most to Dave. At the top of the list is Hero Initiative.


Dave remains one of the best people I've met on this planet. I urge fans and friends if at all possible to attend this service. Dig deep and donate in his name. Even in his worst hours Dave still made time for charities. Let's honor him and his memory by doing the same. Love ya Dave, catch you on the flip side.

Friday, June 12, 2009

You helped Dave Simons

Back in February at New York Comic Con was the last time I saw Dave Simons face to face. He was already battling the cancer that the doctors termed incurable and was far skinnier than the last time I had seen him. The fact that he was sick did not stop Dave from interacting with fans and walking around the con stopping by to visit old friends. He was weak, but Dave had no time for that. He was in his element, among his colleagues, and among his friends.

Dave's sense of humor always came through when he talked and I remember laughing my head off at a couple of the drawing Dave had done at the time. He would just sit there with that huge smile of his and say that's the reaction I was looking for. He would then stretch out his drawing arm trying to loosen it up so he could get back to what he loved, drawing.

The strange thing about the cancer was that while it had landed square in the one part of his body that provided his living and his joy, it did not hurt (as much) when he was drawing. He was thankful for that (thankful!) and drew as much as he could, when his health allowed him to. It was his passion and his love. It showed in his illustrations and the life that he brought to them.

The Help Dave Simons auctions by that time were also in full swing. The response was amazing. We received artwork from noted industry vets as well as from independent new comers. I received e-mails from across the country and artwork from around the globe. Dave was stunned and couldn't believe the response.

Contributing artists included Mike Mignola, Walter Simonson, Fred Hembeck, Brian Postman, Paul Ryan, Mike Pascale, JM DeMatties, Frank Brunner, John Romita Sr, Bob Almond, Scott Ambruson, Kris Carter, Andy Brown, Craig Rousseau, Herb Trimpe, Kevin West, Keith Tucker and more. Many of Dave's fans also contributed, including Jerry Livengood, Steve Kriozere, Stacey Aragon, myself, and many who contributed anonymously. Dave being Dave even contibuted to his own cause.

Dave was a big contibuter to charities including the Hero Initiative and the March of Dimes. The March of Dimes cards were done while Dave was going through radiation and having a tough go of it. He just could not let anyone down, his heart was so big.

During a conversation a couple of months ago. Dave opened up and told me that he had questioned his career choice at times. Whether or not, he had made a difference in the industry and if anyone would remember him. After the overwhelming response from the auctions and the well wishes Dave received on Facebook and through his own website, he knew that his answer was "YES."

Thank you to all that donated, bid, won, e-mailed, IM'd, or have expressed their thoughts on Dave. Take solace in the fact that YOU helped his last days on this earth be happy ones. Through the letters of support, expressions of adoration for his art, and simply by just being there. Dave indeed knew that he was loved and inheritably notable within his profession/passion.

From all of us at Comic Art House and the Inkwell Awards. THANK YOU!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Dave Simons commissions OPEN!

Dave is very close to finishing his current list of commissions. With that being said, NOW, YES NOW, is the time for you to get that commission of your dreams from the one and only Dave Simons. Dave's health issues have been public knowledge and they did cause us to shut down the list for a while. HOWEVER, Dave is drawing, working, climbing the walls, wanting to create something special for someone's collection. That person could be you. hit the link, pull the trigger, you won't regret it.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Boston Comic Con this weekend!

Hey Kids! This weekend we'll be at the Boston Comic Con ( along with fellow Comic Art Housers Craig Rousseau, Bob Almond, Norman Lee, Trevor Von Eeden, Scott Wegener, Jack Purcell (with new sketchbook in tow) and Roger Andrews. All artists will be bringing artwork, accepting commissions and having a geeky good time.

Besides these fine artists, Mike Allred, While Portacio, Jimmy Cheung, Dick Ayers, Paul Gulacy, Brian Kong, Rob Stull, Hannibal King, and a slew of some of the best indy talent on the planet will be there. Up and comers like Kris Carter (Grimm Fairy Tales, Leprecaun), Rob "the Patron Saint of Artist Alley" Reilly, Tj Dort and Joe Haley from The "Underburbs", Amy Fletcher, Cesar Feliciano, Jimmy Tournas, and even the Boston Comics Round Table.


Any questions or comments, hit me up!