August 5, 2014

MORE NEW PRODUCTS! It’s not really a surprise that I’ll be selling Hi-C badges at RMFC. HOWEVER, since my year-plus break from the con circuit, I’ve streamlined and simplified the process I use for producing Hi-C’s, and I’ll be unveiling their redesign THIS WEEKEND!

That’s right! It’s the same black-and-white-on-patterned-paper look that’s been a fan favorite since 2009 and spawned dozens of imitators (BUT ACCEPT NO SUBSTITUTES!), BUT with greater detail and more textured, vibrant shading. (Also, I’m using less wet ink, so they won’t get all smeary and/or take five thousand billion years to dry.) Each has lamination and a badge clip FREE with purchase, and STILL costs just $25, same as ever.

And for RMFC we’re doing exclusive MAP STYLE HI-C’s! So called because they’re Hi-C badges, but instead of paper I use actual pieces of map, in keeping with the convention’s vaguely indistinct “mountains/exploring/something or other” theme. THESE LOOK COOL AND I’VE WANTED TO DO SOMETHING LIKE THEM FOR A WHILE. Plus they’re the same price as the regular badges, so why not give one a try??

BONUS: If you’re headed to RMFC and you’d be interested in pre-ordering a badge for pickup, drop me a line at ianjaycommissions [at] gmail.com! Five slots are available.

Brace yourself, Denver, because this RMFC will make all those before it pale in comparison. Fun times!

October 31, 2013

HEY GUYS. This hasn’t been a really awesome Halloween— my car’s rear window got shattered in an accident and my insurance plan doesn’t cover glass stuff. Getting it repaired will run me around $300, and I’m only barely scraping by as is (due to having moved across the country last month).

I don’t usually do this, but I’m opening up FIVE emergency commission slots. Each one will be $60 for a fully colored and rendered piece. If you want a comic page, you can reserve a slot for one of those too for $120. No matter what you get, it will be cool, I promise.

If you’re interested, drop me a line at ianjaycommissions@gmail.com. If you can’t really afford a commission right now, I have a lot of cool merch available in my store at http://ianjaysupercomics.bigcartel.com (I can ship out stuff faster now, too, now that I actually have a stable office space set up). Donations are also greatly appreciated (paypal: ianjaycomics@gmail.com), as are reblogs/retweets/news spreading.

I don’t have a heck of a lot to my name right now, but I try to pride myself on making ends meet through hard work and smart decisions. Despite my huckster-like attitude sometimes, I don’t actually like treating the internet like some magic money pump, but sometimes bad stuff happens that I can’t really handle on my own. If you could help, no matter how small a gesture, it’d mean the world to me.

July 19, 2013

NERO O’REILLY & IAN JAY SEATTLE COMMISSION (OVER)DRIVE!!

As many of you may have already heard, my wonderful boyfriend NERO O’REILLY and I (IAN JAY, a-duhhhh) plan on moving across the country to picturesque SEATTLE, WASHINGTON at the end of September! As staunch believers in proper buddy comedy methodology, we’ve decided to get there in the form of a MASSIVE COAST-TO-COAST ROAD TRIP. However, as anyone who has moved before knows, moving costs money. Some things we need to pay for include:


- A tune-up and new tires for my car so that it can survive the trek.
- Gas money for the long, long drive across the entire dang United States.
- The deposit and first month’s rent on the home we end up renting.
- Money for furniture, food and incidentals— anything we can’t take with us (which is a whole lot).

This is all going to put an incredibly heavy strain on our savings accounts, so we’re reaching out to YOU, OUR WONDERFUL, ATTRACTIVE AND EXTREMELY INTELLIGENT READERS, to help us out. Here’s what you can do:

- Buy stuff! My webcomic EPIPHANY just came out in print and is NOW AVAILABLE in the IAN JAY SUPER COMICS ONLINE STORE. Nero also has a plethora of comics, merchandise and original art available in his TRUMPETSHARK COMICS ETSY SHOP. Grab some goodies from us if you haven’t already!

-Donate! If you’re the sort of person who has a couple extra pennies laying around for altruistic purposes, hit up the DONATION BUTTONS on our tumblr blogs!

- Commission stuff! In addition to our regular commission options, we’re also doing PREMIUM collaboration commissions that BOTH of us work on! Here’s a brief but comprehensive list of different stuff we do:

IAN: Email me at IANJAYCOMMISSIONS at GMAIL dot COM
Sketches -  $20 (+ $10/extra character, $20/background)
Inked pieces - $30 (+ $15/extra character, $25/background)
Flat color commissions - (+ $20/extra character, $35/background)
Rendered color commissions - $60 (+ $30/extra character, $40/background)
Badge commissions - Tricolors $20, Hi-Cs $25, Yearbooks $30, Longs $35
Comic page commissions - starting at $120
Tattoo commissions - Rates vary. Please ask!

NERO: Email him at TEGMIRE at GMAIL dot COM
Inked pieces - $20 to $50 depending on complexity
Digital color pieces - $40 to $70 depending on complexity
Watercolor pieces - $50 to $80 depending on complexity
Comic page commissions - starting at $150
Website designs - Rates vary, please ask!

COLLABORATION COMMISSIONS:
Inked pieces - $40
***HYPER COLOR*** (such as the vibrant Pacific Rim piece you see at the top of this post) - $100

Every little bit helps! We’ve been working really hard this past year to turn this dream into a reality. Now that we’re almost two months away from our departure time, we’d love it if you could help us get there!

February 20, 2013
As you may or may not know (or be excited about), Furry Weekend Atlanta is less than a month away! I’m going to be there, and to celebrate I’m opening up pre-orders for a ***CON-EXCLUSIVE BADGE STYLE*** that will only be available for this one convention before going back into the Ian Jay Commission Works vault… FOREVER!
HEART BADGES are striking four-by-six-inch likenesses of YOUR PERSONAL CHARACTER holding up a candy heart with a phrase of YOUR PERSONAL CHOOSING. If you could have anything inscribed on a candy heart, what would it be? FREE HUGS? BUTT HECK? GAMER FUEL? It’s up to YOU (unless you really, absolutely can’t think of anything, in which case I’ll come up with something). Each is inked, shaded with watercolors, and laminated to protect your piece against the HARSH, HARSH ELEMENTS. 
Heart badges cost $25 for pick-up at the con, $27 if you want yours mailed to you. I’m starting by opening ten pre-order slots, so if you’d like to buy one, drop me a line at ianjaycommissions@gmail.com! (Also, if these totally don’t interest you and you want to pre-order one of my other badge styles— Hi-C, Long, Gilded or Yearbook— you can do that, too! Just let me know.)
Special thanks to TD, Kris, Sigil, Hank and (unwittingly) Mad for letting me borrow their characters to use for these sample badges.

As you may or may not know (or be excited about), Furry Weekend Atlanta is less than a month away! I’m going to be there, and to celebrate I’m opening up pre-orders for a ***CON-EXCLUSIVE BADGE STYLE*** that will only be available for this one convention before going back into the Ian Jay Commission Works vault… FOREVER!

HEART BADGES are striking four-by-six-inch likenesses of YOUR PERSONAL CHARACTER holding up a candy heart with a phrase of YOUR PERSONAL CHOOSING. If you could have anything inscribed on a candy heart, what would it be? FREE HUGS? BUTT HECK? GAMER FUEL? It’s up to YOU (unless you really, absolutely can’t think of anything, in which case I’ll come up with something). Each is inked, shaded with watercolors, and laminated to protect your piece against the HARSH, HARSH ELEMENTS.

Heart badges cost $25 for pick-up at the con, $27 if you want yours mailed to you. I’m starting by opening ten pre-order slots, so if you’d like to buy one, drop me a line at ianjaycommissions@gmail.com! (Also, if these totally don’t interest you and you want to pre-order one of my other badge styles— Hi-C, Long, Gilded or Yearbook— you can do that, too! Just let me know.)

Special thanks to TD, Kris, Sigil, Hank and (unwittingly) Mad for letting me borrow their characters to use for these sample badges.

November 12, 2012
surfdog2000:

Three cool yearbook badges for three cool people! For killerbunnys, Bill, and Krishva, respectively.
FUN FACT: I own a leather jacket like the one that Bill is wearing in this “photo”. It cost five bucks on super-mega-employee-discount-clearance when I was working at Hot Topic— the only piece of clothing I ever bought while i worked there. I sort of doubt it’s real leather, but it IS real cool looking.
https://www.weasyl.com/view/34955

reposting for posterity on the art blog!

surfdog2000:

Three cool yearbook badges for three cool people! For killerbunnys, Bill, and Krishva, respectively.

FUN FACT: I own a leather jacket like the one that Bill is wearing in this “photo”. It cost five bucks on super-mega-employee-discount-clearance when I was working at Hot Topic— the only piece of clothing I ever bought while i worked there. I sort of doubt it’s real leather, but it IS real cool looking.

https://www.weasyl.com/view/34955

reposting for posterity on the art blog!

November 6, 2012
NEW FROM IAN JAY COMMISSION WORKSHOP: Fresh from the photo studio and geared to premiere for Midwest Furfest 2012, here are our YEARBOOK BADGES! Finally, wonder no more what your character (probably) looked like during their formative high school years. Cherish the memories of days gone by with a Yearbook Badge… or get your friends to sign it and cherish the memories of TODAY! (H.A.G.S., 2 Friends + 2 Gether = 4 Ever, I Am Writing This In Your Crack, etcetera.) 
These will be sale for $25 at MFF, but I’m taking six pre-order slots right now! Hit me up at my commission e-mail account at ianjaycommissions [at] gmail [dot] com if you’re interested in one. 

NEW FROM IAN JAY COMMISSION WORKSHOP: Fresh from the photo studio and geared to premiere for Midwest Furfest 2012, here are our YEARBOOK BADGES! Finally, wonder no more what your character (probably) looked like during their formative high school years. Cherish the memories of days gone by with a Yearbook Badge… or get your friends to sign it and cherish the memories of TODAY! (H.A.G.S., 2 Friends + 2 Gether = 4 Ever, I Am Writing This In Your Crack, etcetera.) 

These will be sale for $25 at MFF, but I’m taking six pre-order slots right now! Hit me up at my commission e-mail account at ianjaycommissions [at] gmail [dot] com if you’re interested in one. 

October 28, 2012
Epiphany is getting ever closer to its climactic conclusion, and it’s been getting more and more readers on the way. To accommodate this new influx of eyeballs on my page, I’m making two MONUMENTAL GALVANIZING DECISIONS:
1. ADVERTISING SPACE through Project Wonderful is now available on ianjay.net. If you have a webcomic or other creative project you think readers of Epiphany would enjoy, now is a chance to shout about it! Currently I have three “button” ads and one “skyscraper” ad available for the low, low price of ZERO DOLLARS, so jump on them now before that ad space rockets up to exorbitantly Homestuck-esque prices, as it no doubt soon will. (Probably not, actually. But a guy can dream!)2. WE’RE PUTTING OUT A BOOK. A real printed book! With pages! That you can read in the bathroom and everything! This isn’t really an ”announcement” so much as a confirmation of something i’ve been casually talking about planning for months, but we’re actually doing it, for realsies. The finished product will have the whole story from start to finish in ALL TWO COLORS, except for the colored pages which will naturally be FULL COLOR. Also included will be process sketches, ancillary artwork, and guest art (WHICH HEY, ART FRIENDS: I might be hitting you up soon about this). It MAY EVEN be in hardcover, though if that ends up costing too much for unit I might just stick to paperback. Either way, though, it will be as lushly designed as my self-publishing budget will allow. I’m planning on releasing the book to the general public at Anthrocon in early July 2013, but I’m aiming to start up the Indiegogo campaign for the book sometime in late February, around the same time as I did the Ian Jay Super Comics v.1 campaign in 2012. The target goal will be higher this time, due to both the higher production cost of the book and the extra costs of shipping it, producing perk merch for it and shopping it around at conventions and to stores. REST ASSURED, I will be as transparent as possible about where the money is going; I’m not going to ask for like $20,000 extra because I want to buy a Jet-Ski or something. That would be completely crummy of me. Also, I don’t really like Jet-Skis, so there. 
I don’t want to straight up confirm any perks for the campaign yet besides hard and digital copies of the book itself, but bonuses you MAY see appearing include new stickers and buttons, patches, REAL official Epiphany-design tote bags, art commissions, those votive candles I’ve been talking about since forever, and even original inked artwork from the book itself. Stay tuned, because if you think my last campaign was exciting and impressive, you haven’t seen anything yet.
AND HEY, IF YOU CAN’T WAIT UNTIL THEN TO THROW MONEY AT ME: I’m still trying to raise a couple bucks to help me get to Chicago for Midwest Furfest next month, and I’m still currently taking badge commissions in order to do so. Hit me up in my ask box or at my commission e-mail address if you want to snag yourself one or two (or ten). Every little bit helps! 
Anyways, that’s about it. SORRY IF I BLEW YOUR MIND, but get used to it— I hope to continue to do so in these tumultuous final months of the Epiphany saga!

Epiphany is getting ever closer to its climactic conclusion, and it’s been getting more and more readers on the way. To accommodate this new influx of eyeballs on my page, I’m making two MONUMENTAL GALVANIZING DECISIONS:

1. ADVERTISING SPACE through Project Wonderful is now available on ianjay.net. If you have a webcomic or other creative project you think readers of Epiphany would enjoy, now is a chance to shout about it! Currently I have three “button” ads and one “skyscraper” ad available for the low, low price of ZERO DOLLARS, so jump on them now before that ad space rockets up to exorbitantly Homestuck-esque prices, as it no doubt soon will. (Probably not, actually. But a guy can dream!)

2. WE’RE PUTTING OUT A BOOK. A real printed book! With pages! That you can read in the bathroom and everything! This isn’t really an ”announcement” so much as a confirmation of something i’ve been casually talking about planning for months, but we’re actually doing it, for realsies. The finished product will have the whole story from start to finish in ALL TWO COLORS, except for the colored pages which will naturally be FULL COLOR. Also included will be process sketches, ancillary artwork, and guest art (WHICH HEY, ART FRIENDS: I might be hitting you up soon about this). It MAY EVEN be in hardcover, though if that ends up costing too much for unit I might just stick to paperback. Either way, though, it will be as lushly designed as my self-publishing budget will allow. 

I’m planning on releasing the book to the general public at Anthrocon in early July 2013, but I’m aiming to start up the Indiegogo campaign for the book sometime in late February, around the same time as I did the Ian Jay Super Comics v.1 campaign in 2012. The target goal will be higher this time, due to both the higher production cost of the book and the extra costs of shipping it, producing perk merch for it and shopping it around at conventions and to stores. REST ASSURED, I will be as transparent as possible about where the money is going; I’m not going to ask for like $20,000 extra because I want to buy a Jet-Ski or something. That would be completely crummy of me. Also, I don’t really like Jet-Skis, so there. 

I don’t want to straight up confirm any perks for the campaign yet besides hard and digital copies of the book itself, but bonuses you MAY see appearing include new stickers and buttons, patches, REAL official Epiphany-design tote bags, art commissions, those votive candles I’ve been talking about since forever, and even original inked artwork from the book itself. Stay tuned, because if you think my last campaign was exciting and impressive, you haven’t seen anything yet.

AND HEY, IF YOU CAN’T WAIT UNTIL THEN TO THROW MONEY AT ME: I’m still trying to raise a couple bucks to help me get to Chicago for Midwest Furfest next month, and I’m still currently taking badge commissions in order to do so. Hit me up in my ask box or at my commission e-mail address if you want to snag yourself one or two (or ten). Every little bit helps! 

Anyways, that’s about it. SORRY IF I BLEW YOUR MIND, but get used to it— I hope to continue to do so in these tumultuous final months of the Epiphany saga!

October 25, 2012
spookdog2000:

IAN JAY NEWS: I’m going to MFF this year?! I am going to MFF this year. Like SPX, it was a seat-of-the-pants sort of thing, but the planets aligned and things worked out. I’ll be in Midwest Furfest’s Artist Alley from Friday to Sunday, hocking my usual wares. 
AMONG THINGS YOU CAN EXPECT ME TO BE SELLING:
IAN JAY SUPER COMICS VOL. 1: THE BOOK. These are the very last few copies of my latest print run, and if they sell out in Chicago it’s unlikely I’ll be able to get them back in stock for a while. BUY WHILE YOU CAN.
STICKERS AND BUTTONS. Duh.
MINICOMICS. Among things I’ll be reprinting are the Epiphany Chapter 3 preview I showed off at SPX and a new edition of Nascar Shoes (which I HOPE you’ll take a chance on buying, what with the festive holiday season almost upon us). I MIGHT reprint the Power Animal VHS copies if I find the time and money, but even then they take up a lot of room in my luggage, so  don’t bet the farm on it. 
COMMISSIONS. I’ll be selling my usual spread of commissions and badges, plus a BRAND NEW AS-YET-UNANNOUNCED badge style that I will reveal here later next week! 
FREE TRIVIA QUIZZES. Maybe. They didn’t go too well at SPX, but they went pretty well at Otakon. I might try to refine them a little more.
IN ADDITION, if you want to be wearing a fresh Ian Jay badge THE VERY MINUTE YOU STEP INSIDE THE HOTEL, or if you’re just not going to MFF but still want to feel like you’re participating, IAN JAY COMMISSIONS are still open! I’m still offering Glitch Badge con pre-order commissions for $20 each, as well as Hi-C, Gilded and Long badges for $25, $30 and $35 each, respectively. I only have seven slots left on my commission roster, so if you want some awesome art, ACT NOW by sending me an ask or dropping me a line at ianjaycommissions at gmail dot com. I’m trying to raise some money to defray airfare and hotel costs, so every little bit is completely appreciated.
Are you going? Looking forward to meeting anyone or seeing any events? Got any good restaurant suggestions? (Because man, we really couldn’t find anything decent to eat around the hotel last year.) Let’s make this year’s MFF one Chicago will never forget… no matter how much it so desperately wants to.

Reposting on the art blog.

spookdog2000:

IAN JAY NEWS: I’m going to MFF this year?! I am going to MFF this year. Like SPX, it was a seat-of-the-pants sort of thing, but the planets aligned and things worked out. I’ll be in Midwest Furfest’s Artist Alley from Friday to Sunday, hocking my usual wares. 

AMONG THINGS YOU CAN EXPECT ME TO BE SELLING:

  • IAN JAY SUPER COMICS VOL. 1: THE BOOK. These are the very last few copies of my latest print run, and if they sell out in Chicago it’s unlikely I’ll be able to get them back in stock for a while. BUY WHILE YOU CAN.
  • STICKERS AND BUTTONS. Duh.
  • MINICOMICS. Among things I’ll be reprinting are the Epiphany Chapter 3 preview I showed off at SPX and a new edition of Nascar Shoes (which I HOPE you’ll take a chance on buying, what with the festive holiday season almost upon us). I MIGHT reprint the Power Animal VHS copies if I find the time and money, but even then they take up a lot of room in my luggage, so  don’t bet the farm on it. 
  • COMMISSIONS. I’ll be selling my usual spread of commissions and badges, plus a BRAND NEW AS-YET-UNANNOUNCED badge style that I will reveal here later next week! 
  • FREE TRIVIA QUIZZES. Maybe. They didn’t go too well at SPX, but they went pretty well at Otakon. I might try to refine them a little more.

IN ADDITION, if you want to be wearing a fresh Ian Jay badge THE VERY MINUTE YOU STEP INSIDE THE HOTEL, or if you’re just not going to MFF but still want to feel like you’re participating, IAN JAY COMMISSIONS are still open! I’m still offering Glitch Badge con pre-order commissions for $20 each, as well as Hi-C, Gilded and Long badges for $25, $30 and $35 each, respectively. I only have seven slots left on my commission roster, so if you want some awesome art, ACT NOW by sending me an ask or dropping me a line at ianjaycommissions at gmail dot com. I’m trying to raise some money to defray airfare and hotel costs, so every little bit is completely appreciated.

Are you going? Looking forward to meeting anyone or seeing any events? Got any good restaurant suggestions? (Because man, we really couldn’t find anything decent to eat around the hotel last year.) Let’s make this year’s MFF one Chicago will never forget… no matter how much it so desperately wants to.

Reposting on the art blog.

(Source: surfdog2000)

October 23, 2012

spookdog2000:

GLITCH BADGES NOW AVAILABLE FROM IAN JAY COMMISSIONS! whoooaaa!!

Now available for any conventions you might possibly be attending in the near future! (Or the far future! Or never! Whatever!) Glitch badges are inspired by glitch art and datamoshing, which both basically center around letting a computer chew up and spit out your art or videos just to see what happens. These badges might be for you if you’re someone who:

  • likes digital art/computer-y stuff/the “New Aesthetic”
  • wants a unique, eye-catching way of showing off your character
  • is an actual cyberpunk bent on hacking the planet

But really they’re great for anyone!

These will be $20 each for a print-resolution digital PDF version, $23 for a laminated, clipped and mailed copy. Printed copies will be 5 inches long by 3.33 inches tall and printed on sturdy cardstock paper.

I’m only opening ten slots for now, so jump on this while you can. If you’re interested, shoot me an ask or drop a line to my commissions e-mail account at ianjaycommissions [at] gmail.com

ALSO, if these aren’t up your alley at all, might I remind you that I also offer a wide variety of other badge and commission styles?

(Reblogs of this post are, as ever, greatly appreciated.)

Reposting here for posterity, and to hit up anyone I’ve missed from my other blog!

September 11, 2012
An all-new, highly informative IAN JAY COMMISSIONS page is now online at IANJAY.NET!

If EVER you’ve wanted me to draw something for you (and you have the money to pay for it), making it happen is now EASIER THAN EVER. Just head on over to the link above and browse around!

Just a caveat: this is still very much a work in progress. Even if you’re not buying anything today, let me know what you think works and what doesn’t-- from a design viewpoint, of course, but also in case I’ve royally futzed up the code somewhere. 

Commissions, YEAH!