If you've been following Locus lately (and I'm sure you have), you know that each and every page is now available for sale. I decided to do this because I've had some private collectors approach me in the last couple of months, asking if they can buy original art from the comic. I'm working on a system where anyone can buy their favorite page or First Appearance and have artwork in their hands within a week or two. I'm not quite there yet, but I'm about a week or two away! Here's the deal:
Every page of Locus is hand-drawn on acid-free 2-ply bristol board with a brand of permanent ink I'm buying from China that's blacker than shit. I love it. Sometimes I use 11"x14"; other times I use 11"x17". It all depends on page layout, subject matter, and time at hand. I then scan the art into Photoshop and color & letter it.
Every collector who gets a page from me gets the following:
1. The original black & white artwork,
2. A full-color, full-bleed glossy 11"x17" print,
3. And some other goodies. Sometimes I include pages from my sketchbook, if I sketched out thumbnails for the page in question. For the Kiss fans, I throw in some Kiss 4K Lithographs I still have in the studio. If I'm in a goofy mood, I'll throw in something weird.
Total price: $150 plus shipping. I will be streamlining the shipping in the next month or two, too.
If that's too expensive, you can buy a print of your favorite page. This is the print mentioned in point 2 above. That will be $25 plus shipping.
I won't have this in place until next week or maybe even the week after. I will announce it here (and everywhere I can) once it's ready to go.
Until then, keep in mind that the page you see on LocusComics.com is a very low-res JPG (or PNG) that doesn't show much detail at all. The original and full-size print are much better looking. For example:
Today's Comic Page lost some detail. I've zoomed in the first two panels here:
Panel 1 in color:
and in black & white:
Panel 2 in color:
and in black & white:
I hope that shows the brushwork and coloring a little better. Any questions, suggestions or comments, feel free to comment!